Degree-seeking students

Information for international prospective students

Applications for admission must be made online through the University's applicant portal.

Please print your application for admission/enrolment after you have completed the online form, sign it and send it by mail, along with all other neccessary documents to us (Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz, Dezernat Studium und Internationales, Theodor-Körner-Allee 16, 02763 Zittau).

Please note that section 6 no. (6) of our Regulations for Admission (in the version published on 22 Oct 2018, as amended from time to time) stipulates that applicants from outside Germany can only be admitted if all individual learning achievements of their previous education, starting with the secondary school leaving certificate, have been attained.

Foreign applicants who are eligible for direct university access must also submit a relevant language certificate (see (b)); applicants who are qualified for indirect university access need to present a certificate of having passed the FSP university aptitude exams (Feststellungsprüfung).

You can find out whether you have direct or indirect university access on the anabin website.

  • The following documents are mandatory to be attached to the application:

    1. application control sheet

    2. Curriculum vitae in tabular form, without gaps, with current passport photo.

    Figure: What is a certified copy?

    3. original certified copy of:

    • the university entrance qualification (e.g. Baccalaureat, Matura, Lise diplomasi, Attestat etc.)
    • if available, transcript of records of completed periods of study
    • if available, diploma of already completed studies
    • if available, university entrance examination
    • as well as a certified translation of these certificates in German language

    4. APS certificate (only for applicants from China, India and Vietnam)

    5. original certified copy

    a) of the assessment test (including overview of grades)


    b) of a degree from the following group

    • German language test for the admission of foreign applicants to higher education - DSH*
    • Test of German as a foreign language - TestDaF*
    • C1 or C2 certificate of the Goethe-Institut
    • Large or Small Language Diploma of the Goethe-Institut
    • German Language Diploma of the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs - Second Level
    • telc German C1 University


    * for all technical and engineering courses of study at least DSH-1 or TestDaF level 3 (in all four partial examinations)

    * for all business and social science courses of study at least DSH-2 or TestDaF level 4 (in all four partial examinations)

    If you are unable to provide the certificate required under a) or b), it is possible to obtain the certificate of the assessment test or the DSH certificate at our Studienkolleg. For this, participation in the respective preparatory course is required. The standard period of study for the DSH course is one semester. The standard period of study for the specialization course to obtain the assessment test is two semesters.

    You apply for admission to the Studienkolleg or the DSH course at the same time as you apply for a place at university. The Studienkolleg does not offer beginner courses in German. Therefore, prior knowledge of the German language must be proven with the application as follows:

    EU citizens submit a B1 certificate or proof of 400 hours of prior German language training.

    Non-EU citizens are required to submit a B1 certificate from the Goethe Institute or a B1 ÖSD certificate. B1 certificates from other language schools can only be accepted if they were acquired in Germany. Evidence of all four partial examinations (reading, listening, speaking, writing) must be provided at the time of application. Incomplete certificates will not be considered.

    For admission to our Studienkolleg, you must take a placement test in Zittau.

    Your application will not be processed until we have received all required documents.

  • Please note the following application deadlines:

    I. for direct studies

    for the winter semester mid-May - 15.07. for the summer semester 15.12. - 15.01.

    For courses without a selection procedure also beyond this date (if necessary until the assessment limit is reached) by 15.09. at the latest for the winter semester and by 28.02. at the latest for the summer semester.

    II. with previous attendance of a DSH course or an emphasis course for the assessment test at the Studienkolleg Zittau

    for the winter semester 01.03. - 30.04. for the summer semester 01.09. - 31.10.

    The complete application documents must be received by mail at the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences by 15.05. (for Polish applicants by the 29th calendar week) of the year for the winter semester or by 15.11. of the previous year for the summer semester.

  • More hints

    There are notuition fees . Neither at the Studienkolleg nor in the specialized studies. Living costs are between 500,00 to 600,00 Euro/month (rent, health insurance, food ...)

    Semester times

    The winter semester begins on 01.09. and ends on 28.02. of the following year. The summer semester begins on 01.03. and ends on 31.08. of the same year.

    For course schedules, please refer to the current academic year schedules on our university page under Quicklinks.

    Placement test date at the Studienkolleg

    You will be notified of this date in the invitation papers with your pre-admission.

    Preparation for the placement test

    To prepare for the placement test, we recommend the following books:

    • Ilse Sander, Birgit Braun et al: DaF kompakt A1 - B1. Ernst Klett Sprachen Stuttgart 2011 (978-3-12-676180-3) with 3 CDs
    • Renate Luscher: Practice grammar for beginners. Hueber Verlag Ismaning (978-3-19-007447-1)
    • M. Reimann: Basic grammar for German as a foreign language. Hueber Verlag Ismaning (978-3-19-001575-7)
    • Iwona Luz: German grammar - German as a foreign language. Mare Balticum Publishing House 2009 (978-3-941278-00-4)


    Allow sufficient time to apply for a visa for study purposes. The processing of your visa documents may take several weeks.

Foto: Evelyn Suliman
Evelyn Suliman
Dezernat Studium und Internationales
02763 Zittau
Theodor-Körner-Allee 16
Building Z I, Room 0.21
+49 3583 612-4445
Consultation hours

Zittau  Building Z I / Room 0.21

  • Monday & Friday: only by appointment
  • Tuesday: 09:30  - 11:30 & 13:00 - 15:30
  • Thursday: 9:30 - 11:30