Applying with a foreign certificate

Uni-assist

Applications to the h_da with foreign certificates are made via uni-assist. There, it is checked whether your degree acquired abroad entitles you to study in Germany and at the h_da. The check is based on the requirements of the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) and the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art. 

Check your university access in advance

Via Check: University Admission from uni-assist, you can quickly and easily check in advance of your application whether your certificates entitle you to study in Germany.


Application period

When is it possible to apply?

The study programmes of h_da can only be found in the uni-assist portal during certain periods. If your desired degree programme is not available for selection there, this means that the application period has expired or has not yet started. From when to when an application is possible can be seen in the following tables depending on the admission type of the study programme:

Degree courses with admissions restrictions (n.c.)

The numbers of study places are limited. 

 

Study programme

Summer: Beginning of October until

Winter: Beginning of May until

Industrial Engineering

15.12.

15.06.

Business Psychology

-

15.06.

DSH Preparatory course

01.02.

01.08.

Study programme

Summer: Beginning of November until

Winter: Beginning of May until

Applied Social Sciences

-

15.07.

Architecture

-

15.07.

Biotechnology

-

15.07.

Business Administration

15.01.

15.07.

Business Psychology

-

15.07.

Energy Management

-

15.07.

Environmental Engineering

-

15.07.

Industrial Chemistry

-

15.07.

Industrial Engineering

-

15.07.

Interior Architecture

-

15.07.

Logistics Management

-

15.07.

Online Communication

-

15.07.

Online Journalism

-

15.07.

Sozial Work

-

15.07.

Social Work Plus - Migration and Globalisation

-

15.07.

DSH Preparatory Course

01.02.

01.08.

Studienkolleg

   

Degree courses with aptitude tests

In the case of degree courses with aptitude tests (German), it is determined whether applicants have sufficient artistic aptitude to be admitted. 

 

Study programme

Summer

Winter: Beginning of January until

Animation and Game

-

15.04.

Expanded Realities

-

15.04.

Industrie-Design

-

15.04.

Interactive Media Design

-

15.04.

Kommunikations-Design

-

15.04.

Motion Pictures

-

15.04.

Sound and Music Production

-

15.04.

DSH-Vorbereitungskurs

01.02.

01.08.

Studienkolleg

   

Study programme

Summer: Beginning of October until

Winter: Beginning of April until

Animation and Game Direction

01.12.

01.06.

Expanded Media

01.12.

01.06.

International Media Cultural Work

01.12.

01.06.

Media, Technology and Society

01.12.

01.06.

Degree courses without admissions restrictions (unlimited)

The numbers of study places are not limited, meaning you will be granted a study place provided all of the documents you submit are correct and complete. Master’s degree courses are subject to admissions (German) requirements.

 

Study programme

Summer: Beginning of October until

Winter: Beginning of May until

 

Applied Mathematics

01.02.

01.08.

 

Civil Engineering

-

01.08.

 

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

01.02.

01.08.

 

Computer Science

15.01.

15.07.

 

Computer Science with focus Communication and Media in Computer Science

-

15.07.

 

Computer Science dual

15.02.

01.08.

 

Information Law

-

01.08.

 

Information Science

-

01.08.

 

Mechanical Engineering

01.02.

01.08.

 

Mechatronics

-

01.08.

 

Optical Technology and Image Processing

-

01.08.

 

Plastics Engineering

01.02.

01.08.

 

Public Management

-

15.07.

Smart Building Infrastructure Systems

-

01.08.

 

DSH Preparatory course

01.02.

01.08.

 

Studienkolleg

     

Study programme

Summer: Beginning of October until

Winter: Beginning of May until

Applied Mathematics

15.01.

15.07.

Architecture

-

01.06.

Automotive Engineering

15.01.

15.07.

Business Administration

15.12.

15.06.

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

15.01.

15.07.

Civil Engineering

15.01.

15.07.

Computer Science/Computer Science dual

15.01.

15.07.

Data Science

-

15.07.

Energy Management

-

15.07.

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

KOPLA

 

Environmental Engineering

15.01.

15.07.

Information Science

15.01.

15.07.

Interior Architecture

-

01.06.

International Licensing Law

-

15.07.

Mechanical Engineering

15.01.

15.07.

Mechatronics

15.01.

15.07.

Optical Technology and Image Processing

15.01.

15.07.

Plastics Engineering

15.01.

15.07.

Risk Assessment and Sustainability Management

-

15.07.

Social Work: Critically reflective and empirical approaches

-

15.07.

DSH Preparatory course

01.02.

01.08.

Admission criteria

Prerequisite to applying for a Bachelor’s or Diploma degree course is a university entrance qualification (HZB) that corresponds to the standards of German high school graduation exams. If this is not the case for the educational certificate you received overseas, you will first need to attend a preparatory college before you can apply to study a degree course. 

 

If you wish to apply to study for a Master’s degree course at the h_da, you will first need to submit an academic degree that is comparable to a German Bachelor’s or Diploma degree. The university (possibly also the degree course itself) that you graduated from must be registered, and accredited, according to the country’s laws. 

Furthermore, please note that specific admission requirements may pertain for certain degree courses. These are listed under ‘educational background’ at the profile of your chosen degree course

As the majority of degree courses at the h_da are taught in German, sufficient German language skills must also be documented for applications and admission.

A few degree courses are taught entirely in English. Certification of sufficient English language skills must be submitted in such cases. However, you may nonetheless be requested to submit evidence of sufficient German language skills. Even if your chosen degree course is taught exclusively in English, it is advisable, before your degree course commences, to have acquired German language skills up to at least B2 grade. 

Application procedure

The application takes place completely online. Your application documents are uploaded in digital form to the Uni-Assist portal and then checked. If the result of the check is positive, uni-assist will forward your application to us. A processing fee is payable to uni-assist. We recommend applying as early as possible.

Step 1
Apply online via uni-assist. Note the necessary application documents that you need to upload there (no postal submissions). About 4 weeks after receipt of your application, uni-assist will inform you about the current processing status. If your application is formally correct, your data will be forwarded to the Hochschule Darmstadt. 

Step 2
The university's own selection procedure begins. The relevant department will check whether you meet the requirements for the Master's programme on the basis of your documents. 

Step 3
If your application is successful, you will receive a letter of admission from the Hochschule Darmstadt by post. This letter of admission contains a binding enrolment date and a list of documents that you must submit by e-mail in order to enrol. 

Incomplete or incorrect documents will result in the cancellation of the notification of admission! The place originally allocated to you will then be allocated to someone else.

In the case of n.c. degree courses, 10 % of the places available are reserved for applicants from non-EU countries, who then compete amongst themselves, whereas applicants from EU countries participate in regular allocation procedures. These procedures are coordinated by ‘universitystart’. 

Step 1

Firstly, register yourself with Hochschulstart. You will be given an application ID (BID) and authentication number (BAN), which you can view using the button ‘My Data’. Note down your BID and BAN, as these will be needed in the next step for your online application via uni-assist. You may find this Check list useful when applying. 

Step 2

Submit your application via uni-assist. Please note the necessary documents you need to upload there (no postal submissions). 

Step 3

If the results are positive, uni-assist automatically forwards your application to us electronically, enabling you to participate in the allocation process. You will probably be informed as to whether you are being offered a place as of the middle of August for winter semesters, and the middle of February for summer semesters. 

Step 4

Once you receive an admittance to study, you should actively accept your degree course place via ‘Hochschulstart’. You will then be sent your certificate of acceptance, enabling you to apply for your enrolment.

Step 1
Apply online via the uni-assist portal. Note the necessary application documents that you need to upload there (no postal submissions). About 4 weeks after receipt of your application, uni-assist will inform you about the current processing status. If your application is formally correct, your data will be forwarded to the Hochschule Darmstadt. 

Step 2
If your application is successful, you will receive a letter of admission from the Hochschule Darmstadt by post. This letter of admission contains a binding enrolment date and a list of documents that you must submit by e-mail in order to enrol. 

Incomplete or incorrect documents will result in the cancellation of the notification of admission! The place originally allocated to you will then be allocated to someone else.

Contact

Billie Hill
Isabell Schader
Pascal Hellriegel

+49.6151.16-33335
international@h-da.de

Telephone consultation

Day

Time

Number

Monday

10:00 - 12:00

+49.6151.16-33335

Tuesday

10:00 - 12:00

+49.6151.16-33335

Thursday

10:00 - 12:00

+49.6151.16-33335