Application to the DSH preparation course

You intend to apply to a German language or a German/English degree programme at the H-BRS, but your German language skills are not quite sufficient.

If you are looking for a DSH preparation course, the following information may be of interest to you.

The H-BRS offers a one-semester language course that prepares applicants for the DSH exam.


We require the German language proficiency Certificate B2 and the qualification for a study programme here. In addition, you need to pass an entrance test.

The places for the entrance test and the language course are limited. The earlier you submit your complete application, the better your chances are to get a place for the entrance test.

If we cannot provide all applicants a place in the language course,  preference will be given to those with the best exam result.

Due to the low number of applications the language course for summer term 2021 has been cancelled.

Application deadline

Winter term 2021:    15 May 2021 - 31 July 2021

Summer term 2022:  15 Nov 2021 - 31 Jan 2022

Required documents

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  • Completed and signed application form including passport photo;
  • Certified copy of secondary school certificate including translation into English or German;
  • Certified copy of  university entrance examination including translation into English or German, if necessary in your home country;
  • Certified copy of transcript of records including translation into English or German, in case you have studied at a university;
  • Certified copy of  degree Certificate including translation into English or German, in case you have completed one;
  • Original Certificate of the APS (refers to applicants who obtained their qualification in China or Vietnam );
  • Certified copy of German language proficiency certificate B2 level;
  • copy of your passport (first page).

If your residence is currently outside Germany, and you need to apply for a study visa, please keep in mind to apply at least 8 weeks before the application deadline; otherwise you perhaps will not get your visa early enough to attend the entrance test. You may attend the entrance test also online.

Application address

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Registrar's Office
53754 Sankt Augustin

The application form for the winter term 2021/22 will be available here as of mid-May 2021.

Sample exam

You can find the link to a sample exam at: Entrance test sample.

University entrance qualification

Before applying you can check, whether your Secondary School Certificate qualifies for studies here: check university entrance qualification DAAD

If you have acquired a school leaving certificate which qualifies you to study in your home country, but which is not recognised as a higher education entrance qualification in Germany, you will need to attend a preparatory course at a so-called Studienkolleg before starting your studies. In this case you could not attend the DSH preparation course.

Please find further information at: website Studienkolleg


DSH exam without DSH preparation course

If you already have a C1 certificate and would like to take the DSH exam here without attending the DSH preparation course, you have the option of registering with our Language Centre.

Please note that you can register for the DSH exam only if you have applied for a study programme at our university and meet the requirements for the intended study programme and have a C1 Certificate. As there are only a limited number of places for the DSH exam, the receipt of your complete application will be decisive.

Deadlines and dates

Application deadline

Winter term 2021:      15 May 2021  - 15 July 2021

Summer term 2022:   15 Nov 2021    - 15 Jan 2022

Next DSH exam:        02 Aug 2021

Number of places: 15


Registration form

Further information on the DSH exam and the registration form you will find at: information and registration DSH exam language centre.