International applicants

Internationale Studieninteressierte
International students - application and enrolment

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You have got a foreign school-leaving qualification or university degree and would like to study at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences?

On this page you will find information on admission requirements and the application. The information is aimed at prospective students who are interested in completing a degree program (bachelor's or master's degree) at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences.

Exchange students (e.g. Erasmus+) can find all important information on the website of the International Office.

Admission requirements

Bachelor Programs

To study at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences, you need a university entrance qualification (in German: HZB). If your school-leaving certificate entitles you to study in your home country, you can usually also study in Germany. Depending on your home country, you may also need to prove a successfullly passed university entrance exam and/or started university studies in your home country.

Some school-leaving qualifications or university degrees qualify you directly for studying in Germany (in German: direct HZB); for others, you may first need to complete a "Studienkolleg" (preparatory course) and pass a the "Feststellungsprüfung" (assessment exam), prior to taking up studies at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences (in German: indirect HZB).

Depending on your educational qualifications, you can either study all subject areas in Germany (in German: general HZB)or only certain subject areas (in German: subject-restricted HZB).

With the help of this database, you can check whether your foreign previous education entitles you to study in Germany directly or whether you will need to attend Studienkolleg beforehand:
https://www.uni-assist.de/en/tools/check-university-admission/

 

Studienkolleg (preparatory course)

Studienkolleg is an institution that prepares you academically and linguistically for university studies in Germany.
It usually takes one year to complete Studienkolleg. Depending on the subject area in which you would like to take up university studies, you can chose the appropriate focus course at Studienkolleg:

T or TI course:         for technical and scientific subjects
W or WW course:    for subjects within social and economic sciences
M course:                for biological and medical subjects
S/G course:             for linguistic and artistic subjects or subejcts within the humanities

Once you have passed the Feststellungsprüfung of a focus course, including the German language exam, at Studienkolleg, you can take up university studies in the subject area of your focus course.

Example: You would like to study ‘Betriebswirtschaft’ (B.A.) at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences. To do this, you attend the W course at Studienkolleg. With the passed Feststellungsprüfung of the W course, you can study all subjects assigned to the W course at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences: Betriebswirtschaft (B.A.), Wirtschaftsinformatik (B.Sc.) or Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (Schwerpunkt Management) (B.Sc.).

 

Studienkolleg

Focus courses at Studienkollegskurse and corresponding bachelor programs

Contact

State-approved Studienkolleg Halle-Merseburg at Hochschule Merseburg (SKHM)
Ming CHENG Institut GmbH
Grenzstraße 28
06112 Halle
Tel. +49 (0)345 5636 8710
Office hours: 10.00 a.m. -16.00 p.m.
Mail: info@uni-mc.de


The Studienkolleg Halle-Merseburg (SKHM) of the Ming CHENG Institut GmbH has officially recognized by the German Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt as a University Preparatory College. Graduates of this Studienkollegacquire a subejct-restricted university entrance qualification for all German universities (Universitäten & Fachhochschulen).

For further information, please visit: https://www.studienkolleg-halle.de/en/

Landesstudienkolleg Sachsen-Anhalt Abteilung Halle
Nietlebener Straße 6-8
D - 06126 Halle
Tel.: +49-345-55 24486

Office: Ms Antje Remeth und Ms Cornelia Uhlemann

Mail: info(at)studienkolleg.uni-halle.de

https://www.studienkolleg.uni-halle.de/

Hochschule Anhalt
Landesstudienkolleg
Postfach 1458
D - 06354 Köthen / Anhalt

+49 (0) 3496 67-5900 /01

Mail: c.knoth(at)hs-anhalt.de
www.hs-anhalt.de/international/landesstudienkolleg

Master Programs

Admission to a master program requires a first academic degree (Bachelor's degree) that qualifies you for a profession and represents a minimum of 180 credit points according to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

Depending on your home country, this can be equivalent to 3-5 years of study.

Some master programs at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences require a first higher education degree with at least 210 ECTS credits. However, it is possible to make up for missing ECTS points in an adaptation semester.

In the anabin information portal, you can find out how your foreign educational qualifications are assessed in Germany. There you will find information on educational qualifications from more than 180 countries. Merseburg University of Applied Sciences has foreign educational qualifications checked by uni-assist (www.uni-assist.de/en/).

 

Language requirements

You will need a proof of sufficient knowledge of German language for admission to the degree programs at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences,

The following language certificates are accepted for all degree programs:

  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang DSH 2, or
  • TestDaF with a score of at least 4 x TDN 4 or a total score of at least 16 points, or
  • Telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule, or
  • Feststellungsprüfung at Studienkolleg "Prüfungsteil Deutsch", or
  • Goethe Zertifikat C2, or
  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom DSD II.

For some degree programs you can also be admitted with TestDaF with a result of at least 1 x TDN 4, 3 x TDN 3 or DSH-1. Admission is granted on the condition of successful participation in a compulsory language course (4 hours per week) at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences each in the 1st and 2nd semester.

This applies to the following degree programs:

Niedrigere Deutschanforderungen Bachelorstudiengänge

Admission with:

TestDaF with a score of at least 1 x TDN 4  and 3 x TDN 3 or DSH 1

+

successful participation in a compulsory language course (4 hours per week) at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences each in the 1st and 2nd semester.

for the following bachelor programs:

  • Angewandte Chemie (B.Sc.)
  • Angewandte Informatik (B.Sc.)
  • Automatisierungstechnik/Informationstechnik (B. Eng.)
  • Chemie und Umwelttechnik (B. Eng.)
  • Green Engineering (B.Eng.)
  • Ingenieurpädagogik (B. Eng.)
  • Maschinenbau/Mechatronik/Physiktechnik (B. Eng.) 
  • Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (Dual) (B. Eng.)

Niedrigere Deutschanforderungen Masterstudiengänge

Admission with:

TestDaF with a score of at least 1 x TDN 4  and 3 x TDN 3 or DSH 1

+

successful participation in a compulsory language course (4 hours per week) at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences each in the 1st and 2nd semester.

for the following master programs:

  • Chemie- und Umweltingenieurwesen (M.Eng.)
  • Maschinenbau/Mechatronik/Physiktechnik (M.Eng.)
  • Informatik und Kommunikationssysteme (M.Eng.)

Conditional admission

If you do not yet have the required level of proficiency in German for direct admission, you can apply for conditional admission in order to attend a language school first and take up your study once you fulfil the language requirements. Conditional admission is possible with a successfully passed B1 exam.

Please note that a conditional admission is no guarantee for a study place at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences. It should only help you to obtain a visa for a preparatory language course in Germany. After completing your language course, you must reapply to Merseburg University of Applied Sciences in order to obtain a study place.

 

Where can I find German language courses? Where can I take my German exams?

 

In the information boxes on the right, you will find some institutions near Merseburg that offer German courses for study preparation and German language tests.

Merseburg University of Applied Sciences does not offer German courses to prepare students for their studies.

 

Sprachschulen und Testzentren

Near Merseburg, you can take German courses and language tests to prepare for your studies for example here:

Note: If you attend Studienkolleg, you will also have intensive German lessons in addition to the subject courses. Those who have successfully completed the Feststellungsprüfung at Studienkolleg do not need any further proof of German language proficiency.

For admission to Studienkolleg you will need German language skills at least level B1.

  • DSH: You can take the test at universities (of applied sciences) and Studienkollegs that have registered a DSH test regulation with Hochschulrektorenkonferenz. You can download a list of registered universities here.
  • Telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule. Dates and locatoins where you can take the Telc C1 Hochschule test, can be found here.
  • TestDaF:

Application - Where do I apply?

a) Application via uni-assist

Merseburg University of Applied Sciences does not accept applications from applicants with foreign educational qualifications directly, but has them checked by uni-assist.

If you did not acquire your higher education entrance qualification in Germany or at a German school abroad, please apply via uni-assist. This also applies to applicants for a master program who have obtained their bachelor's degree (or other higher education degree qualifying for a profession) at a university abroad.

To apply, please register to the uni-assist portal my-assist, create your application form and upload all required documents (certificates etc.). Then print out the application, sign it and send the signed application in paper form together with your other documents to the following address:

 


Hochschule Merseburg
c/o uni-
assist e. V.
D-11507
Berlin

 

Processing fees:

Uni-assist charges a fee for the processing and evaluation of your application doucments of currently EUR 75 for the first desired degree program and EUR 30 for each further degree program.

 

 

b) Direct Application at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences

If your foreign educational qualifications have already been evaluated in Germany, e.g. by the Landesschulamt Sachsen-Anhalt (for school-leaving qualifications) or the Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen (for university degrees), you can also send your application documents directly to Merseburg University of Applied Sciences.

If you have already successfully completed the Feststellungsprüfung at Studienkolleg, you can also apply directly to Merseburg University of Applied Sciences.

 

Application - Which documents are required?

Please enclose the following documents with your application:

  • Your CV with passport photo
  • Officially certified copy of your educational certificates presenting your university entrance qualification
  • In case you have already studied: Certificates, grade overviews or transcripts of your previous studies at a university (of applied sciences) in your country of origin or in Germany.
  • In case you are applying for a master program: Officially certified copy of the first university degree (bachelor's degree) with a minimum of 180 or 210 ECTS credits. 
  • Officially certified copy of the proof proficiency in German:
    • For degree programs: TestDaF/DSH/Telc C1 Hochschule or equivalent
    • For Studienkolleg: German language certificate for at least level B1.

You need an officially certified copy of your original certificates and an officially certified copy of the German translation.

APS: Applicants with academic achievements from China, Mongolia or Vietnam additionally require a certificate from the Akademische Prüfstelle (APS). More information about the APS can be found here: China, Vietnam.
Please note: The APS certificate must always be submitted in the original, copies of any kind - even if they are certified - will not be recognized.

 

Application deadlines at uni-assist

Studienkolleg: 

You can apply at any time. However, please note the deadlines for registering for the entrance test at Studienkolleg.

Bachelor Programs:    

15 June for degree programs with restricted admission for the winter semester

31 August for admission-free degree programs for the winter semester

Master Programs:    

15 May for degree programs with restricted admission for the winter semester

15 November for degree programs with restricted admission for the summer semester

31 August for admission-free degree programs for the winter semester

31 January for admission-free degree programs for the summer semester

 

Uni-assist needs about 4-6 weeks to check your documents. Please apply in time!

Who can help me with questions?

Registrar's office

You can contact the registrar's office for questions on application and enrolment.

Office hours:

Tue: 09:00-12:00 a.m. and 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Thu: 09:00-12:00 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Fri: 09:00-12:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

General student counselling

The Student Counselling is available to answer any questions you may have about your studies and to help you with any problems you may have during your studies.

Open office hours: Tue: 10:00-12:00 a.m.

                            Wed: 2:00-4:00 p.m.

                            Thu:  2:00-6:00 p.m.

                            Fri: 10:00-12:00 a.m.

Individual appointments by arrangement: Tuesday-Friday outside of open office hours.

 

Contact International Office / Language Centre

The members of the International Office will be available with support and useful information. Furthermore, they are the contact persons for language courses during your studies at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences. For further information, please visit the website of the International Office.

Kontaktperson
Carmen Pars
Sachbearbeiterin Studierendensekretariat
Raum: Hg/G/0/17
Kontaktperson
Elisa Karau-Unkroth
Allgemeine Studienberaterin
Raum: Hg/G/1/17
Telefon: +49 3461 46-2321

Counselling for Refugees

Support and counselling for refugees interested in studying at Hochschule Merseburg and enrolled students with refugee background:

Offers for refugees.

Kontaktperson
Sandra Commichau
Projektmitarbeiterin Beratung zu Fördermitteln und Anrechnung
Raum: Ga/0/008
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