Are you planning to apply to a university in the FrankfurtRheinMain region? More than 200,000 students from all over the world already benefit from the excellent teaching standards and wide range of educational opportunities at the many universities and technical colleges in FRM.
University entrance qualification
To enrol in a degree programme at an institution of higher education in FRM, you need the right qualification. In most cases, this is a school-leaving certificate that qualifies you to study for a degree. In Germany, the required qualification is the Abitur or Fachabitur.
If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to find out whether it is recognised as a university entrance qualification in Germany. To do this, check if your certificate qualifies on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst/ DAAD) or read the detailed information provided by uni-assist e.V..
Some degree courses admit students without a university entrance qualification. This includes courses in artistic or musical fields. Instead, you will have to take an entrance exam or provide other proof that you possess the required skills, e.g. by submitting a portfolio.
Gaining admission to German universities without a traditional university entrance qualification has become easier over the course of the past years, especially in Hessen. Many technical colleges accept students who have successfully completed a vocational training programme. If you have completed advanced vocational training (e.g. a master’s level apprenticeship) in a manual or technical field, you can apply for admission directly.
If you want to study in Germany, you will need to have a high level of proficiency in German. Alternatively, you can take an international degree course, as these are normally taught in English. Universities usually require applicants to prove their German proficiency. There are different ways to do this.
- The German-language examination for university entrance [Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber" / DSH] takes place approximately three weeks before the first semester of the degree course for which the applicant is being considered. You can find out more on the website of your university.
- For more information about the “Test of German as a Foreign Language” [Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache / TestDaF], click here or consult your institution of higher education
- The test “telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule” has also been approved as an official certificate of university-level proficiency in Germany. More information is available here.
Besides German, English is becoming increasingly important at German universities and technical colleges. Most degree programmes require a good proficiency in English. You can find out more by consulting the admissions requirements for your desired course.
Invest in your mind. Studying at a university in the FrankfurtRheinMain region gives you the best foundation for a successful career in FRM.