Welcome to the Center for International Students of the Universities of Applied Sciences in Baden-Württemberg

Applicants for Bachelor programs purely held in English

Non-European applicants for the following Bachelor programs in English should apply directly to the respective Universities of Applied Sciences and not at the Center for International Students:

International Business (Bsc) – Reutlingen University
International Business Management (BA) – Hochschule Furtwangen University

Following foreign citizens should not apply to the Center for International Students
  • EU citizens who want to study at the Universities of Applied Sciences in Pforzheim, Karlsruhe or Ravensburg-Weingarten apply directly to these universities.
  • Foreign applicants for a Bachelor program apply directly to the desired University of Applied Sciences if they have one of the following qualifications:
    • German school leaving certificate ("Abitur")
    • German university degree
    • German "Fachhochschulreife"
Germans with foreign school leaving certificates
  • German citizens with a university degree ("Bachelor's") from abroad can apply for a recognition to get an admission for a Master's program.

If you need to attend the foundation year in the Studienkolleg, you can apply for admission at a University of Applied Sciences after passing the Studienkolleg final exams ("Feststellungsprüfung").

The Studienkolleg - Center for International Students is only responsible for applications to the Universities of Applied Sciences ("Hochschulen für angewandte Wissenschaften" or "Fachhochschulen") in Baden-Württemberg, not for applications to universities ("Universitäten").

Process time of the recognition

currently 5-6 weeks


You will not receive a confirmation by e-mail or post about receipt of your application for recognition.


Application for validation
for beginning of studies or for the beginning of the Studienkolleg
- Winter Semester 2021/2022: 1st May 2021
- Spring Semester 2022: 1st November 2021

If you have already passed the Studienkolleg Final Exam ("Feststellungsprüfung"), telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule, DSH-2, DSH-3 or TestDaF 4,0, etc. you can apply anytime. In this case please write the word "Direktbewerber" on the envelope.



Exam dates
for Studienkolleg Admission Test, TASK and Studienkolleg Final Exam
- Spring Semester: Late January/Early February
- Winter Semester: Late June/Early July

Upcoming exams
- TASK: 17th June 2021
- Studienkolleg Admission Test: 18th June 2021

Teaching times
- Spring Semester: 15th March to 2nd July
- Winter Semester: approximately Mid- October to Mid- February

Further exceptions: