Contact Information

of the International Office


E-Mail :

Information about options (German language courses and guest student)

Information about financial support

of the Studienkolleg

recognition of certificates

Student counselling


- Support in the choice of studies

- Advice on study opportunities and application procedures

- personal and social crises during studies

  • Are my qualifications / diplomas sufficient to apply to the HTWG Konstanz - University of Applied Sciences?

    Refugees can bring their diplomas / certificates to the Studienkolleg to have them checked and verified.

    In order to apply to study at the HTWG Konstanz, students need the qualifications required to study at a German college or university. The Studienkolleg checks whether your qualifications (diplomas, certificates) from your home country are sufficient to apply or whether you need to participant in the Studienkolleg program before applying. You can find more information by clicking here.

    Any questions? Ask:

    Iris Dihlmann
    Room F303
    Mon-Fri: 9:30am - 11:30am & Weds: 14:00pm - 15:00pm

    How do I get my diplomas/certificates verified?

    You need to bring the following to the Studienkolleg:

    • Translated (English or German), notarized (meaning they have an official stamp from the “Bürgerbüro”-  you can make an appointment there for this purpose) copies of your diplomas/certificates
    • Completed request form (download here)
    • Curriculum vitae and residence permit
    • If you already have it: proof of your current language proficiency level



  • How good does my German need to be?

    In order to study at the HTWG Konstanz - University of Applied Sciences (or other universities with very few exceptions), you need the C1 University level.

    This proficiency level will make it easier for you to understand the content and technical language in lectures and to get off to a good start in your studies.

    A C1 University level means a score of at least 16 points on the TestDaF or a DSH 2 or 3 on the DSH test.

    Important: You can already apply before you take the test, however you need to submit the TestDaF score to the HTWG Konstanz - University of Applied Sciences before the start of the semester (by March for the spring semester; September for the fall semester)!

  • Auditing classes - improve your academic language skills and make first contacts

    You’re not really sure what you want to study? Would you already like to start learning the specialized language in a major while you’re taking the language course and waiting to start your studies?

    As an auditing student (Gasthörer), you can attend individual seminars and lectures for free (which you have selected with a contact person in the corresponding department) - the only condition is that you commit yourself to attend regularly.

    Auditing classes BEFORE you start your studies is a great opportunity to get in contact with Germans and improves the likelihood that you will be successful at our university.

    It’s like a “trial study” in which the tests don’t yet count. By the time your studies officially get under way, you already know your way around campus and maybe even made some friends.

    If you’re interested in auditing classes, you need to select the classes you want to take in the department of your choice and additionally turn in a short application (which includes a motivational essay and your residence permit) to the Admissions Office.


    If you’re interested or have any questions, please contact


  • Application for Studies (important deadlines)

    Spring Semester

    Semester starts: 14 March 2022

    Verifying qualifications: December 2021

    Application deadline (online and paper format): 31 January 2022

    C1 Certificate: by March 2022 at the latest!

  • Support and Advice

    General information on studying in Germany

    The website of the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts (click here) provides you with all the inforamtion you need to know to study in Germany.


    Financing your studies

    Scholarships (Flyer only available in German)

    website of Ministry of Science, Research and Arts (only for Syrians and only available in German)


    Studying in the Library

    All refugees receive free access to our library.

    • The library staff are available for registering and advising you from Mo-Fr from 9 am to 7 pm. General opening hours and library hours during the semester break can be found at the library website.
    • You can get a free library card. You only need to bring your residence permit.
    • The library card is valid for 2 months and can be extended.
    • You are allowed to check out a maximum of 5 items at the same time.

    Download flyer with more information about the libraries in Konstanz

  • Advising

    Proficiency level, diplomas/certificates, auditing student, application, etc.

    If you need any support with the HTWG Konstanz’s offerings or need some help getting started, please contact us to set up an individualized advising session.

    If you need general advising about the different majors at the HTWG Konstanz or don’t know what you want to study, please contact the Student Advising Center.