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.

  • Your application must be supported by the following documents:

    1) Application checklist ("Kontrollblatt zur Bewerbung")   

    2) Gap-free CV in tabular form, including a current passport photograph  

    3) Original certified true copies of:

    • your university entrance qualification (eg Baccalaureat, Maturität, Lise diplomasi, Attestat etc.),
    • if applicable, transcripts of records covering completed periods of study,          
    • if applicable, degree certificates from completed degree courses,       
    • if applicable, the results of your Hochschulaufnahmeprüfung (university entrance exam)

    including a certified (sworn) German translation of these documents.   

    4) The original APS certificate issued by the Akademische Prüfstelle (applicable only for prospective students from China, Mongolia and Vietnam)

    5) Original certified true copy of:   

    (a) the FSP university aptitude exam transcript (including grades)


    (b) one of the following certificates:    

    • German university access language proficiency test (DSH*)
    • Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache - TestDaF*
    • C1 oder C2 certificate issued by the Goethe Institut
    • The Goethe Institute's Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS) or Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (KDS)
    • German Language Diploma issued by the Conference of Education Ministers
    • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule

    *for all technical and engineering degree courses at least DSH-1 or TestDaF Level 3 (in all four parts of the exam)
    *for all degree courses in economics and social sciences at least DSH-2 or TestDaF Level 4 (in all four parts of the exam)

    If you are unable to submit the certificate mentioned under (a) or (b), you can obtain it at our Foreign Students' College (FSC). You will need to attend the respective FSP or DSH prep course. The DSH course is taught over one semester, and the FSP course has a standard time of two semesters.

    You can apply for admission to our Foreign Students' College when you send your application through our applicant portal. Please understand that the FSC does not offer courses for beginners in German. Successful applicants will thus need to evidence knowlege of German:

    EU citizens should present a B1 certificate or, respectively, proof of 400 completed hours of German classes.

    Non-EU citizens must submit a B1 certificate issued by the Goethe Institute. We can only accept B1 certificates from other language schools if they were awarded in Germany. Successful applicants will have passed all four tests (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, speaking, writing). Please note that we cannot consider incomplete certificates.

    You will need to take an assessment test in Zittau before we can admit you to the FSC.

    We cannot begin to review your application unless you have submitted all required documents. 

  • Application deadlines to observe:

    (A) For direct University admission, your online application must be made

    • from mid-May to 15 July (winter semester enrolments)
    • from 15 December to 15 January (summer semester enrolments)

    Applications for degree courses without restricted admission can be made after these deadlines (e.g. when there are still vacant places), however no later than 15 September for winter semester admissions and 28 February for summer semester admissions.

    (B) For admission to the DSH or FSP course at the Foreign Students' College, please apply online

    • from 1 March to 30 April (winter semester enrolments)
    • from 1 September to 31 October (summer semester enrolments)

    Your full application must have reached us by 15 May for winter semester enrolments in this year or by 15 November for summer semester enrolments in the next year. You can send it by mail (not email!) or submit it in person.

  • Notes

    There are no tuition fees at the Foreign Students' College or HSZG. The cost of living is between €500 and €600 per month (rent, health insurance, groceries...)

    Teaching & exam weeks

    The winter semester begins on 1 September and ends on 28 February; the summer semester begins on 1 March and ends on 31 August. 

    You can find your timetable and the academic calendar in the quicklinks section at the top of this website.

    Assessment test at the Foreign Students' College

    You will be notified of the date in writing.


    Please allow yourself enough time for your visa to be processed, as this can take several weeks.


Foto: Evelyn Suliman
Evelyn Suliman
Dezernat Studium und Internationales
Campus 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 & Thursday: 13:00 - 15:30
  • Tuesday: 09:30  - 11:30 & 13:00 - 15:30
  • Friday: 9:30 - 11:30