Application

Application

It is expected that applications for the coming winter semester will be accepted from the start of May.

Completing your application for the summer semester

Applications for bachelor's degree programmes in the summer semester can be made only for higher study semesters. For the first study semester, applications will open again in May.

Applications for master's degree programmes in the summer semester can be made for the following programmes:

  • Biotechnology / Bioengineering
  • Business Management & Entrepreneurship Renewable Energy
  • Regional Management in Mountain Areas
  • International Management of Forest Industries
  • Environmental Engineering

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 January 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:

  • certified copy of the higher education entrance qualification
  • proof of courses completed/grades achieved (applications for higher semesters)
  • proof of completion of a preliminary work placement - if required
  • language test certificate (international students)
  • other documents, if applicable
    (Please do not present your health insurance certificate until enrolment)

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.

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Degree programmes with restricted admission:

There are also restrictions on admission for the summer semester to the following bachelor's degree programmes:

Admission to a higher semester on these degree programmes will be granted only if the total number of registered students in the relevant study semester falls below the prescribed admission limits.

Dates in the admissions procedure for the summer semester

15 January 2018Application deadline and deadline for receipt of applications for admission
26 February 2018Submission deadline for bachelor's certificates from winter semester 2017/18 for the master's degree course Business Management & Entrepreneurship Renewable Energy
5 March 2018Submission deadline for bachelor's certificates from winter semester 2017/18 (for the master's degree courses Biotechnology/Bioengineering , International Management of Forest Industries and Regional Management in Mountain Areas and Environmental Engineering)

Notification of admission and rejection for the summer semester

Notification of admissions decisions will be sent from the second half of 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.

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 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:

  • a completed application form
  • 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*
  • a copy of the remittance slip for the payment to uni-assist

*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:

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
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

  • 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 (upon request only).

Further information for foreign applicants can be found at International.

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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

Nutrition und Food Supply Management:

  • attendance at an upper secondary vocational school (Fachoberschule - FOS) for engineering or
  • attendance at an FOS for agriculture or
  • education and training in food-processing or in food-related commerce or
  • four weeks' work placement, e.g. in the food industry or in artisanal food production in manufacture, distribution, or logistics, in consumer and food advice centres, in food monitoring, in catering

Horticulture - production, commmerce, services:

  • six weeks' preliminary work placement in a horticultural business or
  • attendance at an upper secondary vocational school (Fachoberschule - FOS) specialising in horticulture or
  • a period of training in horticulture useful for the intended course of study

    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 (Weihenstephan):

        • six weeks' preliminary work placement in an agricultural training enterprise or
        • attendance at an upper secondary vocational school (Fachoberschule - FOS) for agriculture or
        • a completed period of training useful for the intended course of study (e.g. crop farmer, gardener, animal farmer)
        • 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)

          Foodstuff Management:

          • attendance at an upper secondary vocational school (Fachoberschule - FOS) for agriculture
          • attendance at an FOS for engineering or
          • attendance at an FOS for management or
          • education and training in engineering, agriculture, or management, or
          • six weeks' preliminary work placement in agricultural or food management (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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