Application for bachelor-level studies

For first-year students who have earned their higher education entrance qualification outside of the EU, the European economic area (EEA) or Switzerland

On this page you will find information about applying for first degree programmes - those leading to a bachelor’s degree or the first state examination in law.

If you have not earned your higher education entrance qualification in the EU, the European economic area (EEA) or in Switzerland, this application process applies to you.

Exceptions:

  • As a refugee in Germany, you have access to a special application process.
  • If you are a German citizen, please follow the EU/EEA/Switzerland guidelines for the simplified application process. The same applies if you live in Germany with a family member (spouse, child, parent) who has EU/EEA/Swiss citizenship and is working in Germany.
  • If you have received your higher education entrance qualification outside in Germany, please follow the German guidelines for the simplified application process.

The application process

This overview will assist you with navigating through the application process. All the information on this page will guide you through the application process step-by-step.

Beratung im International Office

What do I need to know before I apply?

Information and support

Admission requirements

Application deadlines

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What exceptions are there for special applicant groups?

I would like to improve my chances for admission by submitting a request for special consideration (personal hardship, top athlete, elected official, waiting period, period of service).

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What do I need to take into consideration when I apply?

How do I apply?

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What happens after I have applied?

How can I check my application’s status?

When will I be admitted to the University of Konstanz?

How does the selection process for the admission-restricted study programmes work?

Before you apply

Information and support

If you have questions or concerns about what to study at the University of Konstanz, please contact our Central Student Advisory Service.

Please contact Ruth Bürger-Fiedler with your questions about application topics such as admission requirements, requests for special consideration or the application process.

To help you get settled in Germany more easily, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the International Office of the University of Konstanz have developed helpful guides.


Admission requirements

In order to to study at the university, you will need a higher education entrance qualification. If you earned your higher education entrance qualification outside of Germany, then check whether or not the examination certificate from your home country is accepted in Germany by visiting the web page of the Kultusministerkonferenz (Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany).

Further entry requirements include:

Application periods

Applications received after these dates will not be considered!

If you apply to a study programme with several partial study programmes (e.g. secondary education) where one programme has admission restrictions, you will need to apply by the deadline for study programmes with admission restrictions.

We will inform you about when you can apply online.

Requests for special consideration

I would like to improve my chances for admission by submitting a request for special consideration.

By submitting a request for special consideration, you can improve your chances of being accepted to a restricted admission study programme.

You may make a request for special consideration only for applications to the first semester of a restricted admission study programme.

How to make a requests for special consideration:

    The application

    How do I apply?

    Important!

    Apply as early as possible on uni-assist. If possible, apply at least six weeks before the application deadline. This will give you enough time to submit any missing application documents.

    1. Register yourself in the uni-assist portal.
    2. Apply online via uni-assist. Your application is subject to charges!
    3. Print your application, sign it and send it along with the required documents to uni-assist.

    If your documents are not available in German or English, you will need to have them translated. Please submit a German or English translation of your documents along with the original versions. Please note: The translation must be certified.

    Go to uni-assist

    After you apply

    How can I check my application status?

    First, check uni-assist to see if your application is complete. If not, you will be reminded to submit missing documents. It takes about six weeks to process your application once it has been submitted and your application fees have been paid. For this reason, please submit your application as soon as possible. After the application deadline, you will not be able to submit any more documents.

    When your application is complete, uni-assist will forward your application to the University of Konstanz. You will then be able to access the University of Konstanz's application portal, ZEuS, to check your application status.


    When will I be admitted to the University of Konstanz?

    If your application to study at the University of Konstanz is successful, we will notify you by mail. You can then enrol yourself, in person, at the University of Konstanz.

    How does the selection process for the admission-restricted study programmes work?

    In study programmes with admission restrictions, there is a limit to the number of students. If the numbers of applicants is larger than the available space, then a selection process will take place.

    Step 1: Selection of special applicant groups

    For the total amount of space available in a study programme:

    • 8% (at least one placement) is reserved for international students that are not equal to German applicants (“not EU/EEA internationals)
    • 5% (at least one placement) is reserved for persons experiencing personal hardship
    • 2% (at least one placement) is reserved for second degree applicants
    • 1% (at least one placement) is reserved for top athletes or elected officials

    If there are more applicants than space available, a selection process will take place. The higher education entrance qualification grade point average is the primary selection criteria. Remaining placements will be assigned via steps 2 and 3.

    Step 2: Selection based on public service period

    Applicants who did not previously accept a study placement because they were completing a period of service will be selected before other applicants when they re-apply for the same study programme after completing the service.

    Step 3: Selection based on qualification and waiting period

    Of the remaining space available in a study programme, 90% will be awarded based on qualification for study and 10% based on waiting time. One exception is the bachelor's study programme Literature-Art-Media.

    When selecting students based on qualification, the higher education entrance qualification grade point average as well as previous vocational training, practical experience, extracurricular achievements and volunteer service are taken into consideration.

    The assessed criteria are weighted. The final points total will decide your placement on the qualification ranking list.