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Application

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 campus:

An application for those two degree programmes is possible since 1 July 2020. The closing date for applications is 20 August 2020.

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.

Dates in the admissions procedure

Application period for the winter semester 2020/21:

May 2020 - 20 August 2020

Deadline:

20 August 2020

Deadline work-study programmes:

15 July 2020 (Agriculture Weihenstephan/Triesdorf, Landscape Construction and Management)

20 August 2020 (Brewing and Beverage Technology, Engineering in Forestry, Horticulture, Foodstuff Management)

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 (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).

    (if you do not have a copy of the certificate required by the application deadline, it can be uploaded later – please note the point 'Dates in the admissions procedure').

  • 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.
  • Copy of (valid) personal ID (serial number and access number [Seriennummer, Zugangsnummer]) should be redacted, and the ID should be marked with the word 'COPY') – alternatively a copy of passport or residence permit.
  • Any additional documents required
    (Your health insurance certificate is not required until you have enrolled online).

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
  • When applying for a second degree: additional letter of motivation.
  • When applying for the Climate Change Management master’s programme: Evidence of English language skills of at least B2 level.
  • When applying for the Climate Change Management master’s programme, applicants who completed their undergraduate degree outside Germany also need to obtain a preliminary review document from uni-assist and/or an APS (Academic Verification Office) certificate (for graduates who completed their degree in Vietnam or China).

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 uploaded afterwards as follows (subject to change due to the current Corona crisis):

Master’s degree programmeDeadline for submission of bachelor’s certificate
Agricultural Management (Weihenstephan)provisional grade certificate with average grade proving 160 EC: 15 September 2020;
final bachelor's certificate: 6 weeks after the start of the semester
Biotechnology / Bioengineering15 September 2020
Business Management & Entrepreneurship Renewable Energy15 September 2020
Climate Change Management04 September 2020
Environmental Engineering15 September 2020
Food Quality15 September 2020
Regional Management15 September 2020

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 2020/21

31 July 2020

Sending of our cooperation agreement for a work-study programme in Agriculture Weihenstephan/Triesdorf or Landscape Construction and Management (only if not issued by 15 July 2020) (please send it with your applicant number to unterlagen.zulassung [at]hswt.de)

20 August 2020Application deadline

20 August 2020

Upload of your higher education entrance qualification (please send it with your applicant number to unterlagen.zulassung [at]hswt.de) or sending of your cooperation agreement for a work-study programme in Brewing and Beverage Technology, Engineering in Forestry, Horticulture, or Foodstuff Management (only if not issued by the time of the application)

around the third week of August 2020

Admission-restricted courses :

Admission offers from Hochschulstart.de can be accepted presumably from 22 August,

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

around the third week of August 2020

Non-admission-restricted courses:

If the status is 'Zulassungsangebot liegt vor' (offer of admission available), enrolment via the HSWT application portal is possible presumably from 17 August 2020 until the end of the indicated registration period (please have a (passport) photo available to upload).

Letters of admission and rejection

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 30 September).

To view the current status of the admission process, please consult the application portal. Online enrolment starts at the beginning of August.

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 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.

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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