University degree in Bingen
How to apply
The Central Student Advisory Office (Zentrale Studienberatung) and the Academic Advisory Office (Fachstudienberatung) of the respective degree courses are responsible for advising prospective (international) students. You can find contact persons on the pages of the respective degree courses.
Choose a degree programme or a double degree programme that corresponds to your interests, and check whether you fulfil the requirements for studying at Bingen UAS. For international applicants this usually involves having your qualifications evaluated by uni-assist. Please only apply if you are able to provide proof that you possess the necessary language skills.
If you fulfil the requirements for studying at Bingen UAS and have decided on a degree course, the next step is to apply online. Please note the respective application deadlines. In cooperation with the departments, the staff at the Registrar’s Office process and review your application, and are responsible for admissions to courses.
IMPORTANT: Preparing a university application can be a time-consuming process. Please make sure you allow enough time for this process to be concluded by the time you apply so you are able to submit all required documents (e.g. preliminary review documentation/Vorprüfungsdokumentation (VPD) issued by uni-assist, translations (if necessary), language certificates) by the application deadline.
In particular, we strongly recommend you request your VPD as early as possible so your application is not unnecessarily delayed by lengthy processing times.
Four steps to a successful application at Bingen UAS
1. Have qualifications evaluated by uni-assist
Once you have requested a VPD by submitting all required documents and paying the fees to uni-assist, processing and reviewing your qualifications can take up to 8 weeks.
Applications for a VPD are possible year-round, irrespective of the semester you intend to apply for, and are valid for one year from the date of issue.
IMPORTANT: Please note that applying for a VPD with uni-assist does not constitute an application to study at our university! As soon as you have been issued your VPD certificate you can apply online for your preferred study programme at Bingen UAS.
The above does NOT apply to international applicants who
- have graduated from a German university with a Bachelor’s degree.
- have attended a „Studienkolleg“ and passed their „Feststellungsprüfung“.
Exchange and visiting students are also exempt from this requirement and need not submit a VPD with their application. You can learn more about uni-assist’s VPD certificate and the process involved further down on the website.
2. Submit application
Apply online for your preferred degree course at Bingen Technical University of Applied Sciences by uploading all required documents.
This includes your higher education entrance qualification (translations are only necessary if the documents are not in English or French), proof of language proficiency, a full CV detailing your academic and, if applicable, professional experience (no chronological omissions) as well as proof of prior periods of study abroad (if applicable).
Anyone who wishes to study at a German university needs what is called a higher education entrance qualification (HZB). With the higher education entrance qualification, applicants prove that they are entitled to study in Germany on the basis of their prior schooling.
A foreign higher education entrance qualification qualifies applicants to study at a German institution of higher education, provided that the foreign proof of education is recognised as a higher education entrance qualification in Germany.
You can find out about the basic recognition of your higher education entrance qualification in Germany on the website of the DAAD. This information is based on the anabin database (in German only) of the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZaB).
If your foreign higher education entrance qualification is not sufficient for direct admission to a degree course in Germany, you have the option of attending a preparatory course. There, together with other students from abroad, you will acquire the academic and cultural prerequisites needed to study successfully in Germany. The preparatory courses generally end after one year with an assessment test. After successfully passing the test, graduates can study anywhere in Germany in the subjects that correspond to the subject they have attended.
In Rhineland-Palatinate, two preparatory courses prepare students for the assessment test:
With the exception of two Master’s degree programmes (Environmental Sustainability, Computer Science) courses are primarily taught in German. Before applying, please check whether your desired course of study is taught in English or German and what language skills you will have to prove.
The following can be submitted as proof of language skills:
For degree programmes taught in German:
- German Language University Entrance Test (DSH) with an overall mark of at least DSH-1
- German as a foreign language test (TestDaF) with a mark of at least TDN 4 in all four sections
- Successful completion of “telc German C1 Hochschule” exam qualification
- Passing of the “German” test section of the assessment test of a “Studienkolleg” preparatory course
- German Language Diploma from the German Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs - Level DSD II (exams for pupils in German at schools outside of Germany)
- Goethe Certificate C2
- For English Language you will find this information here soon.
Please note the following important information:
We regret that we are unable to accept certificates and verifications other than those listed above as proof of language proficiency for studying at Bingen UAS. Bingen UAS does not offer DSH preparation courses or exams for applicants.
Eager to learn more about language requirements and examinations? Head over to the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Study in Germany.