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Information on application and admission for international applicants

International applicants who gained their school leaving certificate(s) abroad

We are glad that you have decided to apply at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg. Please carefully read following information which is designed to help you to complete your application without errors. The Bachelor's degree course in Applied Biology is the only Bachelor's degree course we offer in English. This course can be started in winter semester only. Before applying we would recommend you to contact us. We would be pleased to give you detailed information on the courses we offer and the requirements. You can meet us by
phone:+49 2241 865 622 or
by E-Mail:

Furthermore you are welcome to visit us in our opening hours:

Monday - Thuesday: 10:00 - 13:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 12:00 und 14:00 - 16:00


If you intend to apply for Applied Biology, please go to:

For the other Bachelor's degree programmes, please click:

If the online application is not workable for you, please send an e-mail to above mentioned e-mail address stating the course you intend to apply for, your complete name and mailing address.
Please keep in mind that for the German language degree courses we require one of the German language proficieny tests for Higher Education: DSH level 2 or TestDaF level 4 x 4.


Further information

On limited-intake degree courses 7% of places are available for international students. Places are allocated by the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.

You can also apply for the German language proficiency test for Higher Education (DSH) alongside your application for your chosen degree course. Please keep in mind that you need German language skills on the level C1 to register for the DSH exam.

For all German language Bachelor's degree courses we require DSH level 2.


Dates for your diary

The application deadlines are 15 January for the summer semester and 15 July for the winter semester. These deadlines are absolute, meaning that your complete application with all documents must be with us by the date specified. The Bachelor's degree courses in 'Betriebswirtschaft' and in Business Administration are the only courses that begin in the summer and winter semester.


Documents to be enclosed with your application

Please make certain to have following documents available as officially certified copies, translated into German or English in order to enclose them to the application:

  • Secondary school leaving certificate(s);
  • University entry examination certificate (if this has to be passed in your home country);
  • Evidence of any degrees taken in your home country including transcripts of your grades and degree certificates;
  • Evidence of German language skills (applies to the German language and bilingual degree courses);
  • Evidence of English language skills (applies to the Bachelor's degree course in Applied Biology and in 'Naturwissenschaftliche Forensik);
  • Evidence of at least 8 weeks industrial placement for the Bachelor's degree courses in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering);
  • One passport photo;
  • One photocopy of your passport;
  • Your completed application form.

Intensive language course

The Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences also offer an intensive language course, for which a fee (470 Euro) is payable. This language course, which usually lasts one or two semesters, prepares students for the German Language proficiency test for Higher Education (DSH), which can be taken at our University. Apart from your school leaving certificate(s) (and university entrance certificates, if applicable), you should have German skills at least of lower intermediate level B2. This will be checked using any German language certificates you may have as well as through an entrance examination. You will only be accepted to the language course if you pass this examination. The deadline for applications for the DSH preparatory course is 31 January for the summer semester and 15 August for the winter semester. Please use the application form available for download below.


The following documents must be enclosed with your application as officially certified copies, translated into German or English:

  • Secondary school leaving certificate(s);
  • University entry examination certificate (if this has to be passed in your home country);
  • Evidence of any degrees taken in your home country including transcripts of your grades and degree certificates;
  • A certificate for lower intermediate level German: Mittelstufe I or B2 of the common European language system;
  • One photocopy of your passport;
  • One passport photo;
  • The completed application and enrolment form.

Please send your language course application directly to the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.

You will find the application forms and explanatory notes both for the degree courses and for the intensive language course available for download in the Registrar´s Office´s web pages.