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Documents required for admission in German Universities

Admission requirements in German Universities

To get admission into a German university you must submit some documents as a requirement of the admission application. Whether you are applying for a German Scholarship or for admission, you as a candidate are required to submit supporting documents with your application.

The documents for the application of admission into a German University are listed as follows:

#1 Application form

The first and the most important document you must provide while applying for admission to a German university is the application form. It should be completely filled containing all your information including your personal information, academic information, and the information about your job experiences. Keep in mind that the information you provide should be consistent with the other documents you provide with the application. Moreover, the German universities mostly have an electronic application form for which you need to register on the website and make an applicant ID. In addition to all of the information, you may also have to provide scanned documents in a PDF format. Lastly, never forget to put your digital signatures on the application form. 

#2 Proof of university entrance qualification

For getting admission into the German university you also have to provide proof of university entrance qualification. However, if you do not have a certificate of school leaving then you have to enroll in the “Studienkollegs” which is a preparatory course for examination assessing your qualification.

“Feststellungsprüfung”. If you pass this test only then you will be allowed to take admission to the German institutes. Moreover, these courses can be related to your desired course of study which will last up to 1 year or 2 semesters. Additionally, these are the free courses offered by the German universities in which you will be going to take your desired course after a year. Apart from this, in order to get enrolled in this free course, you must have proficiency in the German language equal to the B1 level according to the Common European Framework Reference for Languages.

However, if you want to make sure that your education is accepted in Germany or not, you can visit ‘Anabin’ which is a database. It will help you get all the information you want. 

#3 Academic certificates (recognized in Germany)

You have to submit the certificates giving proof of your earlier education during the time of admission to the German university. However, you have to make sure that these certificates are translated into German language and should be officially certified. By official certification, it means that the photocopies of your original certificate should be signed and sealed by a stamp.

The following are the certificates mostly required in Germany in order to apply for admission:

  • Proof of English or German language proficiency
  • Proof of university entrance qualification or your certificates of school leaving. 
  • Graduation certificate proving your graduation.
  • Diploma certificate which must be showing your academic titles such as Mater or bachelor.
  • Diploma supplement
  • Additional certificates showing your educational background, for example, extracurricular training, professional training, etc. 
  • Certificates showing the work experience or any volunteered activity.

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Yousaf Saeed

(Editor) I am a 3 times winner of a fully funded scholarship and studied abroad in top Universities without paying any single penny. I hold a Ph.D. degree in engineering and enjoyed the benefit of studying in most prestigious institutes. It is my passion to write on topics that help students to understand how they can find and apply for scholarships abroad and how they can conduct their academic research work effectively. It is my hobby to write for the students who are interested to inquire about what is it like to study in German Universities. There are various scholarships offered by the German education system to international students and I think it is a good thing to share easy tips that students may adapt to win those scholarships to get a chance to study in Germany.

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