Do you want to change university?

If you are studying at another university and would like to transfer into a University of Konstanz study programme that corresponds to your current study programme, you may request a change of university. In certain circumstances you may be able to change into a higher semester in the new study programme.

Please see the guidelines below on how to request a change of university. The regulations apply to both major and minor studies. You will need to provide proof of sufficient completed coursework and academic performance assessments in the respective subject in order to transfer into a higher semester.

If you intend to start a completely different study programme, please apply for the first semester and follow the guidelines for first-year students.

Important!

It is not possible to be placed in your current or an earlier semester.

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.

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What do I need to know before I apply?

Information and support

Entry requirements

Application deadlines

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

How do I apply?

Application documents

Übergabe des Studierendenausweises

What happens after I have applied?

How can I check my application status?

When will I be admitted to the University of Konstanz?

How does the selection process work?

Before you apply

Information and support

Before you apply for admission to a higher semester, please contact the department student advisory service of the department responsible for your study programme. Your department will determine whether your previous academic performance assessments can be credited towards your study programme.

Admission requirements

In order to to study at the university, you will need a higher education entrance qualification. If you have completed your first degree outside of Germany, then check whether 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:

Application periods

For the winter semester: 15 July

For the summer semester: 15 January

For the LKM study programme, if you have not yet taken the entrance examination; 15 June

You can apply to transfer into a higher semester in either the winter and summer semester. However, the entrance examination for Literature-Art-Media is offered only once a year in the summer.

Applications received after these dates will not be considered!

The application

How do I apply?

  1. Complete the online application form.
  2. Print out the completed application for admission.
  3. Attach the requested documentation to your application.
  4. Please hole punch your application for admission and other documentation and attach all application parts together using a file fastener ("Heftstreifen").
  5. Please mail your complete application to the University of Konstanz or submit it personally.

If you are interested in enrolling into a teacher education program in accordance to the older examination regulations GymPO-I 2009 (state examination), please consult Mr. Rademacher.

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Important!

Applications are counted as submitted when both the application and all required documents arrive at the University of Konstanz. If your application materials are submitted after the deadline, they will not be considered. The mailing date is not the deciding factor, but rather the date the application materials arrive at the University of Konstanz.

Application documents

  1. Higher education entrance qualification
  2. Form for requesting recognition of coursework and academic performance assessments
  3. Proof of previous coursework and academic performance assessments (certified copies). If you will be completing academic performance assessments in the current semester, you must also enter them on the form. Submit the corresponding documentation by 15 September (winter semester) or by 15 March (summer semester)
  4. Proof that you have not lost your right to take examinations.
  5. One passport photo
  6. If you are changing your field of study and are already studying in at least your third semester of a subject, please attach documentation of having received study guidance from a student advisor.
  7. If you are currently enrolled: current enrolment certificate
  8. If you are not currently enrolled: certificate of exmatriculation
  9. If applicable, the application for consideration as a hardship case

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 be aware of the following: The translation must be certified!

After applying

How can I check my application status?

You will receive a confirmation email once your online application has been submitted. You will also be informed via email as soon as your paper application has arrived in the mail and if any changes to your application's status are made.

Additionally, you can go to the “My application” section of the ZEuS application portal to check your application status as well as whether your application materials have arrived.

When will I be admitted to the University of Konstanz?

Study Programmes without admission restrictions

If you apply to a study programme without admission restrictions, you may be admitted to the semester you apply for, if you can document having completed enough transferable coursework and academic performance assessments. There is no selection process for you.

The university will send you a letter requesting that you officially accept the offer of admission. This process usually involves paying the fees for the first semester of study and submitting any remaining missing documents. The university will then enrol you.

You will also find information about enrolling in your letter of admission.

Study programmes with admission restrictions

If you apply to transfer into a higher semester of a study programme with admission restrictions, you may only be admitted if

1. there is enough space available in the prospective semester

2. you can demonstrate that you have completed enough transferable coursework and academic performance assessments

3. you were considered eligible during the selection process for the chosen field of study .

The university will send you a letter of admission if you are selected. It will be mailed to you along with an official notice of which of your credits transferred. You must officially accept the offer of admission within a certain period of time (usually 9 to 14 calendar days). You can do this by paying the tuition fees for the first semester of study and submitting any remaining missing documents. If payment is late or has not been received by the deadline, your offer of admission will be rescinded. After accepting the offer of admission, you will be enrolled by the university.

Further information about enrolment is included in the letter of admission.

Study programmes expected to have admission restrictions for higher semesters

– Biology, bachelor's programme in secondary education (Gymnasium) (major)

– Biological Sciences bachelor’s programme (major)

– German, bachelor of education programme (major)

– English, bachelor of education programme (major)

– French, bachelor of education programme (major)

– Life Science bachelor’s programme (major)

– Literature-Art-Media bachelor’s programme (major)

– Literature-Art-Media master’s programme

– Politics and Public Administration bachelor’s programme (major)

– Politics bachelor’s programme (minor)

– Politics/Economics bachelor of education programme (major)

– Psychology bachelor’s programme (major)

– Psychology master's programme

– Biology, bachelor's programme in secondary education (Gymnasium) (major)

– Biological Sciences bachelor’s programme (major)

– German, bachelor of education programme (major)

– English, bachelor of education programme (major)

– French, bachelor of education programme (major)

– Life Science bachelor’s programme (major)

– Literature-Art-Media bachelor’s programme (major)

– Literature-Art-Media master’s programme

– Politics and Public Administration bachelor’s programme (major)

– Politics bachelor’s programme (minor)

– Politics/Economics bachelor of education programme (major)

– Psychology bachelor’s programme (major)

– Psychology master’s programme

– Comparative Studies in German, European, and Chinese Law master’s programme

– Sociology bachelor’s programme (major/minor)

– Spanish, bachelor's programme in secondary education (Gymnasium) (major)

– Sports Science, bachelor's programme in secondary education (Gymnasium) (major)

– Sports Science bachelor’s programme (major)

Economics bachelor’s programme (major)


HF = Hauptfach (major)
NF = Nebenfach (minor)
EHF = Erweiterungsfach zu Hauptfachbedingungen (additional subject fulfilling major requirements)
EBF = Erweiterungsfach zu Beifachbedingungen (additional subject fulfilling minor requirements)

How does the selection process work?

If there are more applicants than positions available in a study programme with admission restrictions, then a selection process will take place. Study placement will be awarded in the following order:

  1. applicants who have previously been offered admission to the first semester of the study programme
  2. Applicants from the same study programme at a different university
  3. applicants from other study programmes

If applicants must be selected from within these groups, the decision is based on:

  1. the number of credits earned for coursework and academic performance assessments
  2. In case of a tie: the grades earned for coursework and academic performance assessments
  3. In case of a tie: the average grade earned on the higher education entrance qualification (e.g. German Abitur)
  4. In case of a tie: applicants will then be selected at random

Important!

It is possible that all study placements in admission restricted study programmes are already filled by students from the University of Konstanz. In this case, you cannot be admitted..