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Application


From the beginning of May, you can apply online for a university place for the coming winter semester!

 

 

You must apply online but also in writing:

Please print off an application form for each desired programme of study and send this, signed, to the university before the application deadline (the university must have received it by this date).

Please send all applications for courses at the Weihenstephan campus to Freising, and all applications for courses at the Triesdorf campus to Triesdorf, and include a complete set of documents for each.

Note: Applicants can only log into the online admissions portal. Please enter your user ID and password.

Start looking for accommodation early, especially if you would like to take up studies at the Weihenstephan campus (in Freising). Helpful tips for doing so and much more can be found in our FAQs.

Dates in the admissions procedure

Application period for the winter semester 2020/21:

May 2020 - 15 July 2020

Deadline*:

15 July 2020

* For some courses the closing date for the submission of applications may be later.

Please do not wait until the last minute before sending in your application! The sooner you send in your application with the relevant documents, the sooner we can process it and inform you if something is missing.

Hochschulstart

Places on the Bachelor's degree programmes with restricted admission are allocated using the website hochschulstart.de.

You must first register with hochschulstart.de. You then apply for a place using the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences Application Portal. For further information, go to Hochschulstart on our homepage.

Dual (work-study) degree programme

Please apply for the work-study degree programme offered in a combined form involving both training and university study ("Verbundstudium") in the year in which you will begin your training. You are responsible for finding the necessary training location.

Application for a work-study programme in the form of combined studies ("Verbundstudium") on courses that have admissions restrictions

To apply for a work-study programme with admission restrictions in the form of combined studies ("Verbundstudium"), you must first register on the hochschulstart.de website and then apply for the work-study option of the relevant course on the university’s Application Portal.

If you began your vocational training in the previous year and if you have an admission letter or notification of deferment from the previous year, please apply for preferential admission. Send this admission letter or notification of deferment with your documents together with written confirmation that the training is ongoing.

Course with intensive practical work

If you are planning to undertake a course with intensive practical work ("Studium mit vertiefter Praxis"), you must first apply for the standard course (not the work-study option). As a rule, you can only apply to participating companies once the course starts. You will choose the company yourself. You will find more detailed information on the dedicated webpage for your chosen course, under "Dual (work-study)", or by getting in touch with the contact person for the work-study option listed on the webpage.

Completing your application for the winter semester

All initial applications must be made via the application portal. You enter all the required information into the portal and can then print it out as a PDF document.

The printed application form and all the required documents must then be sent to and received by Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences no later than 15 July of each year. A postmark with this date does not count. The application deadline is a fixed deadline, which means that applications submitted after this date will not be considered in the admissions process. Application forms and supporting documents sent by fax or email will also not be considered in the admissions process.

The following documents must be submitted together with the completed, printed, and signed application form and control sheet:

  • Certified copy of your higher education entrance qualification*
    (only if not issued before 15 July 2019; can be submitted until 27 July)
  • Current current curriculum vitae, in tabular form
  • copy of (valid) personal ID (serial number and access number [Seriennummer, Zugangsnummer] should be redacted, and the ID should be marked with the word "Copy") – alternatively a copy of passport or residence permit
  • if available: service certificate (e.g. German Defence Force [Bundeswehr], voluntary social year)
  • Only for degree programmes with preliminary work placements: evidence of work placement (e.g. completed professional training or confirmation from the company). Read more (if possible, please only submit any evidence once your online application has been accepted)
  • Only for higher semester applications: applications for accreditation -> please see the information sheet under Further information!
  • Only for second degree programme and master programme applications: certified copy of your first degree with average grade; when applying for a second degree: additional letter of motivation
  • Only if your higher education entrance qualification is not from Germany and/or a German school abroad: evidence of your tested German level (at least B2) and your Uni-assist.de Preliminary Review Documentation (VPD) or your APS (Academic Verification Office) certificate (Vietnam, China, Mongolia)
  • Only for applications to work-study programmes that include professional training ("Verbundstudium"): training agreement and/or continued training certificate
  • applicants with professional qualifications and training: certificate of attendance at advisory interview
  • Only for professionally qualified applicants (without higher education entrance qualification from a school, e.g. Meister, Techniker [engineer], Fachwirte [business administrator] or applicants who have completed their training and have 3 years’ professional experience): certificate concerning the advisory meeting with the degree programme counsellor, certified copy of the training exam certificate with average grade and a confirmation of the number of hours spent in any preparatory courses (for Meister, Techniker and similar) and/or certified copy of your vocational training and exam certificate as well as evidence of professional experience. Please see the Admissions Procedure General Information Sheet for more detailed information.
  • other documents, if applicable
    (Please do not present your health insurance certificate until enrolment)

* A certified copy of your higher education entrance qualification is not required if you are applying exclusively for one or more master programmes.

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Deadlines for the submission of bachelor’s certificates

If your bachelor's certificate is not yet available when applying for a master's degree programme, it can be submitted as follows (subject to change due to the current Corona crisis):

Master’s degree programmeDeadline for submission of bachelor’s certificate
Biotechnology / Bioengineering26 August 2020*
Business Management & Entrepreneurship Renewable Energy26 August 2020*
Climate Change Management26 August 2020*
Environmental Engineering26 August 2020*
Food Quality15 August 2020*
Regional Management in Mountain Areas20 August 2020*

* Bitte beachten Sie, dass das Bachelorzeugnis bis zum genannten Termin bei der Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf eingegangen sein muss.

Multiple applications

If you apply for admission to several degree programmes, you must complete an application form for each degree programme but are only required to send one (!) full set of all the supporting documents per Location.

Dates in the admissions procedure for the winter semester 2020/21

15 July 2020

Application deadline and deadline for receipt of applications for admission (admission-restricted or capped courses)

27 July 2020

Submission of your higher education entrance qualification (only if not issued by 15 July 2020, for admission-restricted courses)

around the first week of August 2020

Admission-restricted courses: admission offers from Hochschulstart.de can be accepted. If the status is 'admitted', enrolment via the HSWT application portal is possible within the period indicated, admission letter on Hochschulstart.de (in PDF)

from around the first week of August 2019

Non-admission-restricted courses: Have you received the status: 'Zulassungsangebot liegt vor' (offer of admission available)? Starting in August, you can register online in the application portal until the end of the indicated registration period (please have a (passport) photo available to upload).

Letters of admission and rejection

Admission letters for degree programmes with restricted admission (NC) are made available on Hochschulstart.de. Admission letters for non-capped courses are only sent out by post for applications to higher course semesters, applications from professionally qualified applicants and applications to work-study programmes. Admission letters are also sent out by post for master programme applications. Rejection letters for capped bachelor’s programmes are only issued on Hochschulstart.de, i.e. are made available to download in PDF, after the admission process is completed (starting 24 August 2019).

To view the current status of the admission process, please consult the application portal. Online enrolment starts at the beginning of August.

Enrolment (Immatrikulation)

When you receive your letter of admission, you must enrol by the deadline.

Have you applied for a course with no admission restrictions? With an ‘Offer of admission available’ status, you can register online in the application portal from the beginning of August (see portal for registration cut-off) and then directly print a preliminary enrolment certificate.

For (NC) courses with restricted admission, go into your Hochschulstart.de portal and accept the offer of admission which is displayed there. In order to secure your place in the course, you should then go into the application portal (not the Hochschulstart.de portal) and complete the online registration there. Then you can print out a provisional enrolment certificate.

The application portal will advise you of any outstanding support documents for your application.

Please be aware that you will lose your place if you do not enrol before the deadline, submit the necessary documents before the start of the study programme, or remit the semester fee on time. You will find information about how to remit the semester fee after you have enrolled online.

Admission requirements

Higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, HZB)

Proof of a higher education entrance qualification is provided by

  • a subject-related higher education entrance qualification certificate (Fachgebundenen Hochschulreife) recognised in Bavaria or
  • a general higher education entrance qualification certificate (Allgemeinen Hochschulreife) recognised in Bavaria or
  • a higher education entrance qualification certificate recognised in Bavaria for an advanced technical college (Fachhochschule).

People with professional qualifications

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.

Certificates from other federal states of the Federal Republic of Germany

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.

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More than one 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.

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Recognition of international education certificates: Preliminary Review Documentation (VPD)

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 database on admission requirements of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

If you would like to apply for a Bachelor's 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 final assessment exam (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 final assessment exam at the Studienkolleg Coburg).

To apply for the VPD, please submit an application for Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (Bachelor’s – all subjects) in the My Assist portal.

 

Please note that having your certificates reviewed by uni-assist will incur processing fees. You cannot submit your VPD application until the processing fees have been paid.

After submitting your VPD application, please send the following documents to uni-assist:

  • a copy of your ID card or passport
  • a higher education entrance qualification* (secondary school leaving certificate)

Also, if available:

  • proof of successful completion of a university entrance examination*
  • proof of grades achieved from previous study at a university abroad*
  • proof of proficiency in German*
  • If paying by credit card: the signed credit card form

*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, they have to be translated by a court-certified translator. Please submit then a certified translation of the original and of the translation.

It takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks to process the documents.
Send the documents for the VPD by post on time before the admissions deadline at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences to:

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
c/o uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin, Germany

You will receive the VPD from uni-assist by post and email. You must submit the original of the VPD

  • and the application form for the summer semester to Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences no later than 15 January.
  • and the application form for the winter semester to Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences no later than 15 July (work-study degree programme: 1 July).
    The VPD may be submitted by 27 July.

Further information for foreign applicants can be found at International.

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Preliminary work placement

Proof of practical knowledge (preliminary work placement) is required for the following degree programmes prior to start of studies:

Agricultural Engineering:

  • six weeks' preliminary work placement in an agricultural firm or an agricultural engineering management business. This requirement does not apply to applicants who have attended an upper secondary vocational school (Fachoberschule - FOS) for agricultural management and/or agricultural engineering or to applicants with professional education and training in agriculture or engineering

Landscape Architecture / Landscape Construction and Management:

  • six weeks' preliminary work placement in a horticultural or agricultural business, in a tree nursery, or a perennials and herbaceous plant nursery (all recognised as places of training) or
  • attendance at an upper secondary vocational school (Fachoberschule - FOS) for agriculture
  • professional training in agricultural management

      Agriculture (Triesdorf):

      • attendance at an FOS for engineering or
      • attendance at an FOS for agriculture or
      • education and training in engineering or agriculture or
      • six weeks' preliminary work placement in a full-time agricultural business (we advise against splitting the work placement)

          Agribusiness Marketing and Management:

          • Currently, a pre-study internship is not required. Nevertheless, we recommend that prospective students who have no prior practical experience in agriculture complete a placement with an agricultural business before starting their 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).

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              Guest studies

              Qualifications

              Guest students require the same qualifications as degree-seeking students.

              Application

              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.

              Fees

              The fees per semester are

              • € 100 for 1–4 weekly hours per semester
              • € 200 for 5–8 weekly hours per semester
              • € 300 for more than 8 weekly hours per semester.

              It is not possible to take courses totalling more than 10 weekly hours per semester.

              General

              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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              Contact (Weihenstephan)

              Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
              Referat Zulassungsangelegenheiten
              Am Hofgarten 4
              85354 Freising

              T +49 8161 71-5592
              F +49 8161 71-4987
              zulassung [at]hswt.de

              Contact (Triesdorf)

              Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
              Referat Studienangelegenheiten
              Markgrafenstr. 16
              91746 Weidenbach

              T +49 9826 654-103
              F +49 9826 654-4103
              zulassung.triesdorf [at]hswt.de

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