Please print off an application form for each desired programme of study and send this, signed, to the university before the application deadline (the university must have received it by this date).
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. Please enter your user ID and password.
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.
Application period for the winter semester 2020/21:
May 2020 - 15 July 2020
15 July 2020
* For some courses the closing date for the submission of applications may be later.
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 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.
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.
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:
* A certified copy of your higher education entrance qualification is not required if you are applying exclusively for one or more master programmes.
If your bachelor's certificate is not yet available when applying for a master's degree programme, it can be submitted as follows (subject to change due to the current Corona crisis):
|Master’s degree programme||Deadline for submission of bachelor’s certificate|
|Biotechnology / Bioengineering||26 August 2020*|
|Business Management & Entrepreneurship Renewable Energy||26 August 2020*|
|Climate Change Management||26 August 2020*|
|Environmental Engineering||26 August 2020*|
|Food Quality||15 August 2020*|
|Regional Management in Mountain Areas||20 August 2020*|
* Bitte beachten Sie, dass das Bachelorzeugnis bis zum genannten Termin bei der Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf eingegangen sein muss.
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.
15 July 2020
Application deadline and deadline for receipt of applications for admission (admission-restricted or capped courses)
27 July 2020
Submission of your higher education entrance qualification (only if not issued by 15 July 2020, for admission-restricted courses)
around the first week of August 2020
Admission-restricted courses: admission offers from Hochschulstart.de can be accepted. If the status is 'admitted', enrolment via the HSWT application portal is possible within the period indicated, admission letter on Hochschulstart.de (in PDF)
from around the first week of August 2019
Non-admission-restricted courses: Have you received the status: 'Zulassungsangebot liegt vor' (offer of admission available)? Starting in August, you can register online in the application portal until the end of the indicated registration period (please have a (passport) photo available to upload).
Admission letters for degree programmes with restricted admission (NC) are made available on Hochschulstart.de. Admission letters for non-capped courses are only sent out by post for applications to higher course semesters, applications from professionally qualified applicants and applications to work-study programmes. 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 24 August 2019).
To view the current status of the admission process, please consult the application portal. Online enrolment starts at the beginning of August.
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 from the beginning of 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.
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 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 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:
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
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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