How to apply?

The next program will start in October 2017. Applications should be submitted by 15 July 2017.

Please use our online application portal to apply:

General Requirements and Documents:

  • A higher education university entrance qualification (for German universities)
  • A motivation letter (1-2 pages)
  • A Detailed Curriculum Vitae/Resume (with your complete school/college/university history)
  • English language proficiency

    • TOEFL (internet-based: 79 / computer-based: 213 / paper-based: 550)
    • IELTS (band 6)
    • TOEIC (750 points / B2)

Once you have applied online, you will have to pay a fee of 50 Euros for the revision of your documents. Please pay it to the following bank account:

Recipient: Landeshochschulkasse Mainz/ HS Trier, UCB
Bank Name: Deutsche Bundesbank Filiale Mainz
IBAN: DE25 5500 0000 0055001511

BIC-Code: MARKDEF 1550
Reason for Payment: 6671-1566-BIR 11113/02 "First name, Surname, Date of birth"

Please also have a look at the checklist and application procedure for more detailed information:


Higher education entrance qualification - Important Information

To apply, you need a higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, or HZB). In Germany, the most common form of the HZB is the certificate of general higher education entrance qualification, or Abitur.

A foreign HZB typically consists of the school diploma earned in the applicant‘s home country or a combination of a higher education admission exam, school diploma and years of postsecondary study. If you do not have a German HZB, you should check whether your prior education allows you to enter higher education in Germany in the first place and whether you can start your studies right away or need to take an assessment exam (Feststellungsprüfung) first.

You can find this information in the anabin database (, under “Schulabschlüsse mit Hochschulzugang.” This database will not only tell you whether you have direct access, but also whether you are permitted to study any subject or have subject-specific access.

For an English version, see