Application to a higher semester of study

Application deadlines

The application period for the summer semester form November 15 until March 15 and for the winter semester from May 15 until September 15 of each year.

1. Application for admission for external applicants for English language Bachelor's programmes

The following documents must be submitted for application:

  • Completed and signed application form;
  • Certified copy of your Secondary school certificate (including translation into English or German);
  • Certified copy of your university entrance examination (including translation into English or German), if it is required in the country you have completed High School;
  • Certified copy of transcript of records of your Bachelor's study (including translation into English or German);
  • An official description of each module that you have studied (content, hours per week, form of examination) (including translation into English or German);
  • Certified copy of your Bachelor's degree Certificate, if completed (including translation into English or German);
  • Original Certificate of the APS (refers to applicants from China and Vietnam, who have obtained their education certificates in these countries);
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if you are not from an English-lspeaking country), e.g. IELTS or TOEFL (the required scores please find on the pages of the Bachelor's programme of your choice). In case you finished already a Bachelor’s degree in English, a confirmation letter from your previous university that medium of instruction of the programme was English;
  • In case of previous studies in Germany, the matriculation certificate and complete transcript of records and official description of each module.

 

2. Application for admission for external applicants for English language Master's programmes

The following documents must be submitted for application:

  • Completed and signed application form;
  • Certified copy of your Secondary school certificate (including translation into English or German);
  • Certified copy of your Bachelor's degree and of transcript of records (including translation into English or German);
  • An official description of each module that you have studied (content, hours per week, form of examination) (including translation into English or German);
  • Employment confirmation letter, if work experience is required for Master's programme of your choice (see the pages of the study programme)
  • Original Certificate of the APS (refers to applicants from China and Vietnam, who have obtained their education certificates in these countries);
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if you are not from an English-speaking country), e.g. IELTS or TOEFL (the required scores please find on the pages of the Master's programme of your choice). In case you finished already a Bachelor’s degree in English, confirmation letter from your previous university that medium of instruction of the programme was English;
  • In case of previous studies in Germany, the matriculation certificate and complete transcript of records and official description of each module.

3. Application for admission for students of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

If you would like to change your study programme at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, please submit the completed application for admission to a higher semester of study and the current transcript of recordes with all passed and failed examinations to the Registrar's Office.

4. Crediting procedure

The crediting procedure is based on § 63 a of the Higher Education Act NRW (HG) in conjunction with the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education in the European Region (Lisbon Recognition Convention of 11 April 1997).

Examination results achieved in study programmes at other state or state-recognised higher education institutions, at state or state-recognised vocational academies or in study programmes at foreign state or state-recognised higher education institutions are recognised upon application, provided that there is no significant difference in the competences acquired compared to the results which are replaced. The same applies to degree programmes within the meaning of sentence 1. Examination achievements in other study programmes at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences are considered as examination achievements at other universities. In the event of re-enrolment in the same degree programme at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences and within the framework of a change of examination regulations, all examination achievements acquired so far, including unsuccessful attempts by official channels, will be recognised in the event that students are enrolled in two degree programmes simultaneously, in which identical modules are offered and completed with identical examinations, the examination achievements including unsuccessful attempts in both degree programmes will be assessed simultaneously. No application pursuant to § 63 a HG is required.

The recognition within the meaning of sentences 1 to 3 serves the continuation of studies, the taking of examinations or the commencement of another study programmes.

The examination board, which is responsible for the respective degree programme, carries out the recognition procedure.  In case of doubt, he decides on the crediting after consulting the examiners. It also decides on the placement in a higher semester.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary information on the achievement or degree to be recognised. The onus of proof that an application within the meaning of paragraph 1 does not fulfil the conditions for recognition lies with the Examining Board.

On the basis of recognition and at the request of the student(s)/applicant(s), the higher education institution must classify a semester whose number is determined by the number of ECTS credits acquired through recognition in relation to the total number of ECTS credits that can be acquired in the respective degree programme.

Applications for examinations at other universities or in other study programmes at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences must always be submitted together with the application for admission to studies. Applications for recognition can be submitted until 30 April for the summer semester and 31 October for the winter semester of the respective application semester. This does not affect the application deadlines for admission to studies.

If the recognition requested on the basis of an application is refused, the student(s)/applicant(s) can apply for a review of the decision by the Presidium.

On the basis of quality assurance and the successful accreditation procedure for its study programmes, the university ensures that the procedures and criteria used for the recognition of examination achievements and degrees are transparent, uniform and reliable.