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How do I apply to a bachelor's degree program?

I have:

  • a German university entrance qualification
  • foreign academic qualifications, I have already had my academic certificates recognized in Germany and I am able to submit a grade point average converted to German scores
  • successfully passed an assessment test of a preparatory college in Germany and have received recognition of my foreign academic qualification with a designated average grade

Documents to be submitted

  • Chronological, signed curriculum vitae with no missing periods of time
  • Certificate of possible military or civilian service, federal voluntary service completed


Zeugnis der

  • allgemeinen Hochschulreife
  • fachgebundenen Hochschulreife
  • Fachhochschulreife
Studienbewerber mit qualifizierter Berufsausbildung und Berufserfahrung

Studienbewerber mit qualifizierter Berufsausbildung und Berufserfahrung sowie Bewerber, die eine Meisterprüfung oder eine vergleichbare Fortbildungsprüfung abgelegt haben müssen folgende Unterlagen vorlegen:

  • Nachweis einer mit qualifiziertem Ergebnis abgeschlossenen Berufsausbildung (amtlich beglaubigte Kopie)
    • Abschlusszeugnis der Kammer mit Angaben der Noten (amtlich beglaubigte Kopie)
    • Abschlusszeugnis der Berufsschule (amtlich beglaubigte Kopie)
  • Nachweis einer Fortbildungsprüfungfalls vorhanden (amtlich beglaubigte Kopie)
  • Nachweis einer einschlägigen, beruflichen oder vergleichbaren Tätigkeit von zwei Jahren (Art, Dauer, Ort) durch den Arbeitgeber im Original
  • Nachweis der bestandenen Meisterprüfung beziehungsweise meisteräquivalente Prüfung mit ausgewiesener Gesamtnote (amtlich beglaubigte Kopie)


The first semester is always preset as the subject semester for all bachelor' s degree programs. If you have already completed periods of study at a university, Mainz University of Applied Sciences reserves the right to final classification into the semester on the basis of the documents to be submitted.

Applying with previous study periods

Applicants with previous periods of study in Germany or abroad must submit the following documents in addition to the required documents in due time when applying to our university. This applies to all previous degree programs in which you were or are enrolled.

  • Clearance certificate (in German)
  • Clearance certificate for curricula at foreign universities (in English)
  • Proof of achievement / grade chart with indication of the ECTS credits, grade, number of attempts including the failed achievements with indication of the provisional grade point average of your achievements to date.
  • Exmatriculation certificate of all degree programs in which you were previously enrolled. If you are still enrolled by the application deadline, you can submit your application at the time of enrollment - at the latest by 15 October for the winter semester and by the end of the first week of April for the summer semester.

Depending on the semester for which you are applying, this document relating to the individual achievements may not be issued before 15 May for the winter semester or 15 November for the summer semester (in German).

  • Summary of the individual modules including the ECTS credits (in German)
  • Curriculum (in German)

If you are still enrolled at another university at the time of application and are able to complete achievements there, you must, in the case of admission to Mainz University of Applied Sciences, provide a current clearance certificate and current proof of achievements / grade point average including the failed achievements after the grading of the last examination achievement by the previous university again without being asked. This must be done by October 15 for the winter semester and by the end of the first week of April for the summer semester at the Office of Student Affairs of Mainz University of Applied Sciences.

Subject-related semester and credit recognition

Recognition of achievements from previous periods of study takes into account both passed and failed attempts. If necessary, you may be required at a later date to submit documents for all exam achievements that have been completed and then also evaluated.

Recognition is formally granted by the respective examination board. In the case of admission to a higher semester, you will receive notification of the placement semester via the notification of admission. If you are placed in the first semester, please contact the student advisory service of the respective department for recognition of achievements.

Please note that in this case admission is subject to the condition precedent that the explicitly requested documents are submitted in full, on time and ready for examination within the enrollment period or any other period specified by the university in the notification of admission and that the examination of the documents by the university leads to a positive examination result.
If a positive examination result cannot be certified, the notification of admission issued under the condition precedent shall have no legal effect. There is no right to enrollment and there will be no special decision on this.


Specifically for applicants with foreign academic qualifications and existing recognition in Germany

  • Foreign academic qualifications
  • Translation of foreign academic qualifications
  • Recognition of foreign academic qualifications in Germany
  • Average grade of the foreign academic qualification (converted to the German grading system)
  • Certificate of the preparatory college if you have attended preparatory college
  • Residence permit (for applicants from non-EU member countries)

One of the following must be provided with the application as proof:

  • Test German as a Foreign Language (TestDaF)-TDN 3 in all parts of the examination
  • German language examination for university entrance at least level 1 (DSH-1)
  • Goethe certificate at least B2
  • German Language Diploma DSD II
  • telc German B2



Additionally required documents

  • Diploma and diploma certificate or bachelor's certificate and bachelor's degree with grade point average (decimal point)
    If the documents are not yet available and the grade of the final examination of the first degree program has not been verified, the result of the final examination is evaluated with "1 point" when determining the measurement number for the selection for a second degree program.
  • Reasons for enrolling in a second degree program


  • Written application for admission due to extraordinary hardship

The reasons for the application must be justified in writing and supported by relevant documents.


  • Written application to improve the average grade and/or waiting time

The reasons for the application must be justified in writing and supported by relevant documents.