Required Application Documents
1. Application for admittance. In addition to the documents required for bachelor’s and master’s programs listed in the online application section, you may be requested to submit the following additional documents:
2. Verification of your residency status
3. German language proficiency certificate, e.g., the DSH or a comparable test. It is possible to turn in an official registration for such an exam with your application as long as the exam takes place before the start of your studies. Without verification of the required language skills, your application will not be processed. In order to enroll, you need to document that you have passed a German language proficiency test required for university studies (a minimum of DSH-2) or a comparable test (e.g., TestDaF 4.0, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule).
4. Students with foreign citizenship and foreign school and university diplomas applying for bachelor’s programs require a recognition or verification of these qualifications by the Studienkolleg Konstanz (STK).
This is required even if you have already successfully passed a “Feststellungsprüfung”, the DSH-test or TestDaF somewhere other than at the HTWG Konstanz - University of Applied Sciences.
You can first check if your background entitles you to study in Germany directly or if you need to attend the Studienkolleg first. Go to the website www.anabin.kmk.org to get information about how your educational credentials will be assessed. This assessment determines whether you can directly start your studies at a German university or whether you first need to complete a one-year preparation course offered by the Studienkolleg.
...for applicants to bachelor’s degree programs:
Orientation test for applicants:
This test is mandatory for all applications to bachelor’s programs
Link to orientation test
Business Administration (BWB):
Application form is mandatory for all applications to the bachelor’s degree program in Business Administration (BWB)
Certificate of non-objection (issued by your previous/former college or university):
Mandatory for transfer students who already started a major at another college or university and are applying for the same or a comparable major at the HTWG Konstanz - University of Applied Sciences.
The certificate of non-objection is issued by your former/previous college or university and confirms that you are still entitled to sit for exams in the selected major.
Transfer after 3rd semester
Mandatory for applicants who want to transfer during or after the third semester.
In this case, it is necessary to set up a meeting with an advisor in the new program. The respective contact persons can be found at the programs’ websites.
Form for academic advising session for students transferring after the 3rd semester
...and German citizenship
German citizens with foreign educational certificates need these documents to be recognized by the
Regional Council Stuttgart for their application
Tel.: 0711/9090 440 700
For the recognition of university degrees from abroad, please contact the Central Office for Foreign Education in Bonn.
Specific information for Swiss citizens
Swiss citizens with the following certificates / diplomas can study at the HTWG Konstanz - University of Applied Sciences:
-Berufsmatura and Feststellungsprüfung
-Berufsmatura and having successfully completed one year at a Swiss university of applied sciences
-Berufsmatura and TASK achievement test (only valid for the HTWG Konstanz)
-German Fachhochschulreife (acquired after completing secondary school and an apprenticeship after attending a one-year Berufskolleg to gain the Fachhochschulreife status)
To have the above-mentioned Swiss certificates recognized (No. 1 to 4), please contact the Studienkolleg Konstanz.
The Studienkolleg Konstanz will also provide you with more detailed information on having your Swiss qualifications for German universities recognized as well as about the TASK exam