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Applications for a place on a degree course for the 2021 summer semester are submitted online through the admissions portal from 9 December 2020 to 15 January 2021.

For bachelor’s degree programmes, applications can only be made for higher semesters in the summer semester. 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 2021. 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.

Extended application period for summer semester 2021 for certain degree programmes:

The following master’s degree programme is still accepting applications:

  • Environmental Engineering (presumably until 12 February 2021)

Note about web browsers and document formats

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.

Before you begin your application, please ensure that you have the necessary documents ready to upload.

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.

What happens after submitting the online application?

Filling in the online application is the first step in applying to study HSWT.

With immediate effect, you no longer have to submit hard copies of your documents to the university.

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.

If certain documents are not yet available when applying for a master's degree programme, they can be submitted as follows:

Bachelor’s certificatesuntil 24 February
VPD and other documentsuntil 12 February

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 uni-assist's My Assist portal. Please send the following documents to uni-assist by post afterwards:

  • 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*

*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

  • during your application in our application portal for the summer semester no later than 15 January.
  • during your application in our application portal for the winter semester no later than 20 August 2020 (work-study degree programme: 15 July).

Further information for foreign applicants can be found at International.

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Preliminary work placement

Due to the current situation, no proof of practical knowledge is required prior to the start of studies in the winter semester 2020/21.

Additional admission requirements

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 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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