Proof of a higher education entrance qualification is provided by
People with professional qualifications may also apply for admission. People with a master craftsman certificate, a further education and training certificate equivalent to the master craftsman certificate, or with a certificate of education and training from public and officially recognised technical schools and academies are entitled to apply for direct admission to a university of applied sciences or a university. People who have completed professional training of at least two years' duration and who have at least three years' relevant professional experience in an area related to the degree programme to which they seek admission can be admitted to a trial course of study.
In degree programmes with restricted admission, 3% of places are reserved for applicants with professional qualifications.
Applicants with professional qualifications must attend an advisory interview at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences with the subject advisor for the respective degree programme. Please attach the certificate of attendance at the advisory interview to your application.
Higher education entrance qualification certificates from grammar schools, higher education qualification certificates from upper secondary vocational schools, and subject-specific higher education qualification certificates from colleges of further education from other federal states are also recognised in Bavaria. This also applies to other certificates containing the statement that the certificate has been decreed at the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) to entitle the holder of the certificate to admission to a course of study at a university of applied sciences.
School leavers' certificates from grammar schools in other federal states that are recognised there as a higher education entrance qualification are not recognised as such in Bavaria.
In case of doubt, please submit a copy of the certificate to us so that we may check whether it is recognised in Bavaria as a higher education entrance qualification.
If you have more than one higher education entrance qualification, e.g. Fachhochschulreife (FHR) (advanced technical college entrance qualification) and Abitur (A-level equivalent) from a technical secondary school, you can decide which certificate you attach to your application. If you provide us with more than one higher education entrance qualification and do not make a decision, we will base our decision on the first one you acquired.
An initial indication as to whether your international higher education entrance qualification allows you to study at a university in Germany is provided by the anabin database of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Culture or the admissions database of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
If you would like to apply for a degree programme at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, your international higher education entrance qualification certificates are subject to a preliminary review (Preliminary Review Documentation - VPD) by uni-assist.
Uni-assist checks your international higher education entrance qualification certificates and converts the grades obtained into the equivalent German grades. Uni-assist will also tell you whether you can study all subjects or only certain subjects (i.e. whether you have a general or a subject-specific higher education entrance qualification), or whether you must pass the entrance examination (Feststellungsprüfung) at a Studienkolleg prior to application for a university place (for a degree programme at our university of applied sciences we recommend preparing for and taking the university entrance examination at the Studienkolleg Coburg).
Uni-assist requires the submission of the following documents for the VPD:
Also, if available:
*Certified copies of these documents in their original language are required. If the original language of the documents is a language other than German or English, a certified translation of the documents must also be submitted.
It takes approximately 4 weeks to process the documents. We recommend online pre-registration through uni-assist.de. Send the documents for the VPD by post at least one month before the admissions deadline at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences to:
c/o uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin, Germany
A free review of certificates is available for registered refugees through the uni-assist application service under certain conditions (e.g. successful completion of the TestAS aptitude test).
All other applicants must pay a processing fee. Your documents will not be reviewed before you transfer the required amount to uni-assist.
You will receive the VPD from uni-assist by post and email. You must submit the original of the VPD
Further information for foreign applicants can be found at International.
Proof of practical knowledge (preliminary work placement) is required for the following degree programmes prior to start of studies:
A preliminary work placement is not required for the work-study degree (dual) programmes offered in a combined form involving both training and university study (Verbundstudium). However, it might be required for the work-study degree programmes with an in-depth practical dimension (Studium mit vertiefter Praxis).
An informal certificate issued by the place of training at the end of the work placement suffices as proof of completion of the work placement. For the degree programmes in landscape architecture, landscape construction and management, agriculture (Weihenstephan) and agribusiness marketing and management, please ensure that it is clear from the certificate that the business providing the work placement is officially recognised as a place of training. In the case of work placements abroad, a German translation of the certificate must be attached. If the preliminary work placement is to be completed at a recognised place of training, a work placement abroad will only be recognised in exceptional circumstances on submission of a detailed description of the business. We strongly recommend that you clarify the status of a work placement abroad beforehand. The certificate for the work placement must be submitted by start of studies at the latest. Only if, due to circumstances beyond your control (e.g. military service, illness) you are unable to complete a preliminary work placement prior to start of studies, you can apply to complete the preliminary work placement by the end of the second semester. The pre-placement can also be carried out in several parts depending on the study course. The entire placement should be completed in the same training enterprise. A change of business must be discussed beforehand with the Work Placement Officer.
For further information about the requirements for the preliminary work placement, go to Frequently asked questions (FAQ).
Guest students require the same qualifications as degree-seeking students.
Applications should be submitted using the form available from the university (see Application forms for guest students).
Your application should include a certified copy of your higher education entrance qualification. You should indicate the specific courses that you wish to take, giving the module number and the weekly hours per semester ('Semesterwochenstunden').
The name of the course, its module number and the number of weekly hours per semester can be determined from the current study guidelines and examination regulations for the course. All applications for the winter semester must have been received by the university by 15 July, and for the summer semester by 15 January.
The fees per semester are
It is not possible to take courses totalling more than 10 weekly hours per semester.
Enrolment as a guest student is only possible where it does not negatively impact upon the studies of the ordinary students. It is not possible to enrol as a guest student onto courses which have admissions restrictions, or courses for which laboratory or other work positions are required. Please check in advance which courses have restrictions on admissions. Guest students do not become members of the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences when they enrol. Guest students may not take part in examinations. It is not possible to enrol as a guest student and as an ordinary student at the same time.
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