For a place in the following degree courses, you apply using the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences Application Portal.
("dual" only refers to the combined study programme [study + vocational training, "Verbundstudium"])
For a place in the following degree courses, you must first register with hochschulstart.de. You then apply for a place using the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences Application Portal.
If you are using a mobile browser, you may be unable to use certain functions of the application portal. We would therefore recommend that you do not use a smartphone to complete your online application, and especially not to upload your documents.
It is generally only possible to upload documents in PDF format. Before starting your application, please ensure that you have the documents in the correct format.
Filling in the online application is the first step in applying to study HSWT.
Once you have been offered a place at the university, the next step is to register. To do this, you may have to submit documents in a specific format by post, e.g. as certified copies. We will inform you of which documents we require in the application portal.
You can view your application status at any time in the application portal. This is also where you can see whether we require any additional documents from you. We therefore advise that you regularly check your account, your emails and your spam folder.
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.
Application period for the winter semester 2020/21:
May 2020 - 20 August 2020
20 August 2020
|Deadline work-study programmes:|
15 July 2020 (Agriculture Weihenstephan/Triesdorf, Landscape Construction and Management)
20 August 2020 (Brewing and Beverage Technology, Engineering in Forestry, Horticulture, Foodstuff Management)
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.
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.
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 online for preferential admission. Before sending your application, please upload this admission letter or notification of deferment together with written confirmation that the training is ongoing.
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.
You should complete your application using the university’s application portal. This is where all the required data will be collected and you will receive a summary of your application as a PDF for your records. Please do not send this summary to the university.
(if you do not have a copy of the certificate required by the application deadline, it can be uploaded later – please note the point 'Dates in the admissions procedure').
If your bachelor's certificate is not yet available when applying for a master's degree programme, it can be uploaded afterwards as follows (subject to change due to the current Corona crisis):
|Master’s degree programme||Deadline for submission of bachelor’s certificate|
|Agricultural Management (Weihenstephan)||provisional grade certificate with average grade proving 160 EC: 15 September 2020;|
final bachelor's certificate: 6 weeks after the start of the semester
|Biotechnology / Bioengineering||15 September 2020|
|Business Management & Entrepreneurship Renewable Energy||15 September 2020|
|Climate Change Management||04 September 2020|
|Environmental Engineering||15 September 2020|
|Food Quality||15 September 2020|
|Regional Management||15 September 2020|
31 July 2020
Sending of our cooperation agreement for a work-study programme in Agriculture Weihenstephan/Triesdorf or Landscape Construction and Management (only if not issued by 15 July 2020) (please send it with your applicant number to unterlagen.zulassung [at]hswt.de)
|20 August 2020||Application deadline|
20 August 2020
Upload of your higher education entrance qualification (please send it with your applicant number to unterlagen.zulassung [at]hswt.de) or sending of your cooperation agreement for a work-study programme in Brewing and Beverage Technology, Engineering in Forestry, Horticulture, or Foodstuff Management (only if not issued by the time of the application)
around the third week of August 2020
Admission-restricted courses :
Admission offers from Hochschulstart.de can be accepted presumably from 22 August,
If the status is 'zugelassen' (admitted), enrolment via the HSWT application portal is possible until the end of the indicated registration period, admission letter with indicated registration period on Hochschulstart.de (in PDF)
around the third week of August 2020
If the status is 'Zulassungsangebot liegt vor' (offer of admission available), enrolment via the HSWT application portal is possible presumably from 17 August 2020 until the end of the indicated registration period (please have a (passport) photo available to upload).
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 30 September).
To view the current status of the admission process, please consult the application portal. Online enrolment starts at the beginning of August.
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.
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 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 uni-assist's My Assist portal. Please send the following documents to uni-assist by post afterwards:
*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.
Please note that having your certificates reviewed by uni-assist will incur processing fees. Your VPD application will not be processed until the processing fees have been paid.
It takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks for uni-assist to process the documents, so please send your documents well in advance. You will then receive the VPD from uni-assist by post and email.
You will receive the VPD from uni-assist by post and email. You must upload the VPD
Further information for foreign applicants can be found at International.
Please take note of any additional information about the entry requirements as stated on the course pages for each of our bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes.
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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