You can find information on the degree programmes offered by HSWT at the respective degree programme web pages. You will find helpful information on the application process under "Further information" in the General information sheet on admissions procedure (in German) and under the FAQ.
Applications for the 1st semester of the Bachelor's degree programme in Water Technology will not be possible for the 2019/20 winter semester.
If your bachelor's certificate is not yet available when applying for a master's degree programme, it can be submitted as follows:
|Master’s degree programme||Deadline for submission of bachelor’s certificate|
|Biotechnology / Bioengineering||26 August 2019*|
|Business Management & Entrepreneurship Renewable Energy||26 August 2019*|
|Environmental Engineering||26 August 2019*|
|Regional Management in Mountain Areas||20 August 2019*|
|International Management of Forest Industries||20 August 2019*|
|Food Quality||15 August 2019*|
*Please note that your bachelor’s certificate must have been received by Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences by the specified deadline.
Please print off an application form for each desired programme of study and send this, signed, to the university by 15 July 2019 (the university must have received it by this date).
The application deadline for work-study (dual) degree programmes that begin with vocational training is 1 July 2019!
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.
Application period for the winter semester 2019/20:
May 2019 - 15 July 2019
15 July 2019
* The closing date for the submission of applications is final!
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.
Places on the following Bachelor's degree programmes 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 by 01 July at the latest. 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 for preferential admission. Send this admission letter or notification of deferment with your documents 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.
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:
* Not necessary for applicants for a master's degree programme. Applicants with a higher education entrance qualification from abroad must submit preliminary review documentation (Vorprüfungsdokumentation, VPD) from uni-assist in place of the higher education entrance qualification.
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.
1 July 2019
Application deadline for the work-study degree programmes
15 July 2019
Application deadline and deadline for receipt of applications for admission
27 July 2019
Deadline for submission of the higher education entrance qualification
around the first week in August 2019
Degree programmes with restricted admission (NC): accept offers of admission via the Hochschulstart.de page. Once your "Status" has changed to "zugelassen" (admitted), you can enrol directly via the HSWT portal
from around the first week in August 2019
Degree programmes without restricted admission (NC): Accept place by enrolling online via the HSWT portal
Admission letters for degree programmes with restricted admission (NC) will be available to download from Hochschulstart.de. Admission letters will only be sent out by post for degree programmes without admission restrictions and only to applicants for higher semesters, applicants with professional qualifications and training and applicants for work-study degree programmes ("Verbundstudium"). Applicants for master's degree programmes will also receive admission letters by post. Rejection letters for degree programmes with restricted admission (NC) will only be sent out after the end of the admission process (from 24 August 2018) by Hochschulstart, or will be available to download from there as a PDF.
You can check the on-going status of the admissions procedure in the application portal at any time. Online enrolment will be possible from the beginning of August.
When you receive your letter of admission, you must enrol by the deadline.
You must enrol online via the application portal. 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 admissions database 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).
Apart from the online application for the VPD, uni-assist requires the submission of the following documents:
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, 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:
c/o uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin, Germany
A free review of certificates is available for 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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