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Application

Application for the winter semester

The application period for the winter semester (start of studies: 1 October 2022) starts on 9 May 2022 and ends on 15 July 2022. The application period for the combined course (study + training) ends on 1 July 2022. The application is online.

If you have questions about applications and degree programmes, please get in touch with Student.Service or the relevant contact person for admissions. Alternatively, if you have general questions you can contact the  General Course Guidance Service.

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.

Bachelor's degree programmes

Weihenstephan / Triesdorf campus:

An application for those two degree programmes is possible from the beginning of May 2021. The closing date for applications is 15 July 2022.

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 the online application?

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

You do not need to submit hard copies of your documents to the university.

Please note: You must upload your certificate as a minimum. If you do not have a certificate yet, you must upload your CV as a minimum. Certificates received after 15 July should be sent without delay to unterlagen.zulassung [at]hswt.de by 27 July, quoting the applicant number.

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.

Dates in the application procedure

Application period for the winter semester 2021/22:

May 2022 - 15 July 2022*

Deadline:

15 July 2022*

Deadline work-study programmes:

1 July 2022 for the following degree programmes:

  • Agriculture
  • Brewing and Beverage Technology
  • Foodstuff Management
  • Horticulture
  • Landscape Construction and Management

 *An extension of the application period for some degree programmes is possible (see information at the top of the page).

Hochschulstart

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.

Dual (work-study) degree programme

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.

Application for a work-study programme in the form of combined studies ("Verbundstudium") on courses that have admissions restrictions

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.

Course with intensive practical work

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.

Completing your application for the winter semester

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.

These are the documents that you must include in your online application:

  • Higher education entrance qualification (complete with all pages)
    • Students applying for a bachelor’s programme, who obtained their university entrance qualification outside of Germany, will also need to submit:
      Preliminary review documentation (VPD) from uni-assist.de or an APS (Academic Verification Office) certificate (Vietnam, China).
    • Students from outside Germany applying for a degree programme taught in German will also need to provide:
      Evidence of German language skills of at least B2 level (unless their university entrance qualification was obtained from a German school).
  • Current CV in table format, if you have already completed vocational training (or will have by the time the course starts) or if you have been a registered student at another university.
  • Any additional documents required
  • Information on health insurance certificates is available in the information sheet, especially under Section 2 'Procedure'. Notification of health insurance is sent electronically; however, you must be proactive and contact your health insurance provider. Please only send us the notification when you enrol.

The following documents also need to be uploaded

for degree programmes with restricted admission:

  • If available: service certificate (e.g. German Defence Force [Bundeswehr], voluntary social year)

when applying for a higher semester:

  • 'Antrag auf Anrechnung' request for recognition of credits -> Please refer to the guidelines in the information sheet under further information.

when applying for a work-study programme (only for combined study, 'Verbundstudium')

  • Training contract, cooperation agreement and/or proof of ongoing training. You will need to send two hard copies of your cooperation agreement by the application deadline for the dual course (they must have been received by the university by this deadline).
  • Admission letter from the previous year (when starting the studies in the current year)

for second degree programme with restricted admission and master programme applications:

  • Certified copy of your undergraduate degree certificate with average grade
  • When applying for a second degree: additional letter of motivation.
  • When applying for the Climate Change Management or International Management of Forest Industries master’s programmes: Evidence of English language skills of at least B2 level; for Climate Change Management also letter of motivation (1-2 pages, in English).
  • When applying for the master’s programmes in Biotechnology/Bioengineering; Business Management and Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship; Climate Change Management; Food Quality; or International Management of Forest Industries, applicants who completed their undergraduate degree outside Germany need to obtain a preliminary review documentation from uni-assist.

for professionally qualified applicants (i.e. those who do not have the university entrance qualification, e.g. Meister [technicians], Techniker [engineers], managers [Fachwirte] or those who have completed an apprenticeship plus 3 years of work experience):

  • Evidence of a consultation session from the Subject Advisor for the course, certified letter of recommendation certified copy of the further training examination certificate, along with the average grade and confirmation of the number of hours included in the preparatory course (for Meister, Techniker and similar) or certified copies of the vocational diploma and the examination certificate showing successful completion of vocational training, plus evidence of professional practice. For more detailed information, please see the 'Allgemeines Informationsblatt zum Zulassungsverfahren' (General information sheet on admissions procedure).

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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 sent afterwards to unterlagen.zulassung [at]hswt.de (indicating your applicant number) as follows:

Master’s degree programmeDeadline for submission of bachelor’s certificate

Agricultural Management (Weihenstephan)

provisional grade certificate with average grade proving 160 EC: 27 July 2022;
final bachelor's certificate: 6 weeks after the start of the semester

Animal Health (license to veterinary practice medicine)

20 August 2022

Biotechnology / Bioengineering

26 August 2022

Business Management and Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship

1 September 2022

Climate Change Management

20 August 2022

Environmental Engineering

26 August 2022

Food Quality

15 July 2022

International Management of Forest Industries

21 August 2022

Please note that these dates are subject to change due to the current situation!

Dates in the application and admissions procedure for the winter semester 2022/23

15 July 2022*

Application deadline

27 July 2022*

Submission by post of the cooperation agreement for a work-study degree programme in Brewing and Beverage Technology, Horticulture, or Foodstuff Management

27 July 2022*

Subsequent submission of the higher education entrance qualification (indicating the applicant number, send to unterlagen.zulassung [at]hswt.de), only if not acquired/available when submitting application earlier.

27 July 2022

Submission by post of the cooperation agreement for a work-study degree programme in Agriculture (Weihenstephan and Triesdorf) or Landscape Construction and Management (only if not acquired/available by 15 July 2022)

around the beginning of August 2022

Admission-restricted courses:

Admission offers from Hochschulstart.de can be accepted presumably from 1 August,

If the status is 'admitted' ('zugelassen'), enrolment via the HSWT application portal is possible until the end of the indicated registration period (admission letter with indicated registration period (in PDF) on Hochschulstart.de)

around the beginning of August 2022

Non-admission-restricted courses:

If the status is 'Offer of admission available' (Zulassungsangebot liegt vor), enrolment via the HSWT application portal is possible presumably from 1 August 2022 until the end of the indicated registration period (please have a (passport) photo available to upload).

 

*An extension of the application period for some degree programmes is possible (see information at the top of the page). 

Letters of admission and rejection

Admission letters for degree programmes with restricted admission (NC - registration with hochschulstart.de) are made available in the hochschulstart.de portal in PDF format or - if you have chosen this option - will be sent by email. Admission letters for non-capped Bachelor's programmes are always sent out by post. 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. Letters of admission will be sent from the beginning of August; online enrolment also starts at the beginning of August.

Unfortunately, we cannot send letters of admission or conditional admission - for whatever reason - at an earlier point in time, neither to domestic nor to foreign applicants!

Enrolment (Immatrikulation)

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, presumably from 1 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. You do not have to come to the university in person for the enrolment!

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 in the study papers ('Leporello') that will be sent to you before the beginning of studies.

After you have enrolled, i.e. after you have accepted the offer of a university place, the status in your applicant account will no longer change.

 

Enrolment for work-study degree programmes:

  1. If you are beginning your training this year and will therefore be starting your academic studies next year, you are not required to enrol this year. You will only need to enrol after you reapply for the 2023/2024 winter semester.
  2. If you received an admission letter for a work-study degree programme last year and are continuing your training and beginning your academic studies as of 1 October 2022, it is essential that you accept your study place and enrol for this degree programme within the registration period via the applicant portal.

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.

If you are applying for a master’s degree, please also state your first university entrance qualification (e.g. general university entrance qualification) in addition to your bachelor’s degree.

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International applicants

You are interested in one of our Bachelor's degree programmes and gained your higher education entrance qualification abroad? For your application at our university, please submit either a

You are interested in one of our Master's degree programmes and gained your first degree abroad? For your application at our university please submit a preliminary review documentation by uni-assist: Vorprüfungsdokumentation – VPD (the VPD is only necessary when applying for Biotechnology / Bioengineering Business; Management and Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship; Climate Change Management; Food Quality; or International Management of Forest Industries)

Detailed information for international applicants can be found here.

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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
Student.Service
Am Hofgarten 4
85354 Freising

T +49 8161 71-5592
F +49 8161 71-4987
studium.weihenstephan [at]hswt.de

Contact (Triesdorf)

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Referat Studienangelegenheiten
Markgrafenstr. 16
91746 Weidenbach

T +49 9826 654-114
F +49 9826 654-4114
zulassung.triesdorf [at]hswt.de

Other useful links and information

Information for international applicants

Further information

General information sheet on admissions procedure (Informationsblatt zum Zulassungsverfahren)

Information sheet on applying for higher semesters (Infoblatt Bewerbung in höhere Fachsemester)

Information sheet on health and nursing care insurance

Informationen zum Vorpraktikum (Information on the preliminary work placement)

Forms

Bescheinigung über Vorpraktikum (Evidence of a pre-placement)