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Checklist

About one year before your arrive in Germany you should find answers to the following questions:

Study programme and place of study

  • Where can I find the course and degree programme which I want to study in Germany?
  • Which type of higher education institution is the best for me, university or university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule)?

Funding

  • How do I finance my studies? How much money do I need each month for living?
  • Can I get a scholarship or grant for my studies in Germany? What are the requirements and how can I apply for a scholarship?

Language

  • Which proof of German language proficiency do I need? Which German language certificates or tests are recognised by German higher education institutions? Where can I take a course of German language?
  • What other languages do I need to speak if I want to study in Germany? (English, French, or even Latin?)

Admissions Requirements

  • When is the deadline for application? What application papers do I have to use, and in which form do I have to send them to the place of application?
  • Do I have to apply directly at the university, via uni-assist or via hochschulstart?
  • If I have chosen art, music or sport as my subject of study – when do I have to sit an aptitude test?
  • Are there admissions-restrictions for my chosen subject?

Additional information