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International Application Process for International Degree-seeking Students

Application Process
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Application Process for International Degree-seeking Students

Studying abroad – especially in a country very different from your own – is an exciting challenge and will have a long-lasting impact on your life. Yet there are many things to consider and to organize. We offer a wide range of support for international students.

Application Process

Please submit your application online to check your eligibility, attaching the following documents:

  • University Entrance Qualification or Entrance Qualification for Universities of Applied Sciences (for Bachelor degree courses). Check the DAAD online admission database or Anabin to see whether your secondary school leaving certificate is recognized as a qualification for direct university admission in Germany.
  • Bachelor certificate (for Master degree courses)
  • Curriculum Vitae with current photo
  • Certificate of a language proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL, Test DaF or similar) unless entrance qualifications were taken in English or German.

Please note: you do NOT have to send us the application documents via post after you have completed the online application.

Once you have submitted your full and complete application by the official deadline, it will be formally checked and processed by the Central Students Service. You will then receive an email within 3 weeks, informing you if you have or have not been offered admission in the subject you have applied for. After receiving the admission email (admission letter), you have 14 days to inform us whether you will or will not accept the offer.

For most degree programs, the language of instruction is German. You will therefore have to prove that you have an adequate knowledge of German. Applicants for a degree course need to have German language skills at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

International degree programs taught in English require proof of language skills in English (for example, TOEFL, the “Test of English as a foreign language”). SRH University Heidelberg requires a minimum TOEFL score of 80 IBT, IELTS 6.0. Some programs may require a higher score, please check with the department in question.

You are not required to have German language skills if your course of study is in English.

Any questions? Then contact us.

Bettina Pauley

Bettina Pauley

International Office

Leitung International Office /
Dozentin Marketing (Fakultät für Wirtschaft)
Raum arc 103
Ludwig-Guttmann-Straße 6
69123 Heidelberg
Telefon +49 6221 88-1403 E-Mail schreiben