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Applications for a place on a degree course for the 2020 summer semester are submitted online through the admissions portal from 6 December 2019 to 6 January 2020.

For the summer semester, you can only apply for higher semesters on a Bachelor's degree programmes. For most master’s degree programmes, you can also apply for the first semester of study.

The closing date for the submission of applications is 15 January 2020. Please note that all necessary documents must have been received by Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences by this date.

Please also see the additional information regarding admission requirements at the web pages of the individual Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes (study and examination regulations, among others).

Applications for the coming winter semester will be accepted from the start of May.

Notification of admission and rejection for the summer semester

Notification of admissions decisions will be sent from February onwards.

Admission or rejection letters for degree programmes with restricted admission cannot be expected until the beginning of March.

Enrolment (Immatrikulation) for the summer semester

When you receive your letter of admission, you must enrol by the date given in the letter.

Please see your letter of acceptance for information on the enrolment procedure. The Application Portal will advise you of any outstanding support documents for your application.

Please note that you will lose your place if you do not enrol by the date stipulated or if you do not submit the required documents by start of studies.

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:

 

Master’s degree programme

Deadline for submission of bachelor’s certificate

Biotechnology / Bioengineering4 March 2020
Business Management and Renewable Energy Entrepreneurshipwill be announced shortly
Food Quality24 February 2020
Regional Management4 March 2020                                                                          
Regional Management in Mountain Areas5 March 2020
Environmental Engineering4 March 2020
Agricultural ManagementSix weeks after the beginning of the studies. In this case an official confirmation needs to be submitted until 15 January 2020 (e.g. transcript of records), confirming that the bachelor's certificate with the necessary minimum grade can be submitted within the first six weeks of the degree programme.

*Please note that your bachelor’s certificate must have been received by Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences by the specified deadline.

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 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).

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:

        • six weeks' preliminary work placement in an agricultural training enterprise (no splitting) or
        • attendance at an upper secondary vocational school (Fachoberschule - FOS) for agriculture or
        • a completed period of training in an agriculture-based occupation requiring training (e.g. crop farming, gardening, animal farming)

          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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