The following provides an overview of the application procedure and the requirements to study at the University of Applied Science Zwickau (WHZ).
To study at a German University you need to provide evidence of an appropriate university entrance certificate/qualification. If you are unsure your certificate/qualification qualifies you to study at a German University you can find further information here.
If, in accordance with the assessment guidelines of the Central Office for Foreign Education Bonn (ZAB), an indirect university entrance qualification exists, the one-year FSP course (Feststellungsprüfung) must first be completed at Studienkolleg Zittau/Görlitz.
If you do not meet the language requirements for direct university admission and at least have a German B1 language level, you can attend a preparatory DSH course at Foreign Students' College of Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences (HSZG).
The FSP and DSH courses are free of charge. You cannot apply for this directly. Admission is subject to a prior study application at our university.
Some degree programs also require specific prerequisites. These can be, for example, certificates or internships and work experience. You will find this information in the description of the degree program (see WHZ courses of study).
The following language certificates are recognized for the purposes of admission:
The University of Applied Science Zwickau is a TestDaF examination centre, so you can take the TestDaF directly in Zwickau. The Department for Subject-Related Language Training (Fachbezogene Sprachausbildung) also offers preparatory courses. Find out more here.
Note: If a different language requirement is specified in the description of the program or in a cooperation agreement, this applies. (see WHZ courses of study)
Applications are processed through the Work and Service Office for International Students at uni-assist e.V. - except for the study programs listed below*. Uni-assist e.V. equates foreign grades to the German grading system, assesses your language skills and reviews whether or not your foreign educational qualifications can be accredited. This process generally takes up to 6 weeks and they will charge you a fee for this. However, this allows you to apply to several other universities that are members of uni-assist e.V., please note you can apply for a maximum of two courses at WHZ through this process.
*The following courses of study/application are excluded:
· Musical-instrument construction (Bachelor program)
· Acoustic and technology of musical-instrument construction (Masters Program)
· Design (Bachelor Program)
· Design (Masters Program)
Study applications in frame of exchange collaborations:
· CDHAW Shanghai, China (Diplom studies in Industrial Engineering, Automotive Technology, Supply Engineering and Environmental Technology)
· Tianjin Foreign Studies University, China (Masters Program LBA German-Chinese with Double Degree)
· Häme University, Finnland (Bachelor Studies Design/Fashion Design)
· INAI.Kg University Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (Bachelor and Master Studies in Computer Science)
· HTL Austria (Diplom Studies of Electrical Engineering)
· Regional and European Project Development (Tri-national Masters studies)
|EU nationals||Non-EU nationals|
|admission free programmes||31 July||15 June|
|admission restricted programmes||15 June||15 June|
|EU nationals||Non-EU nationals|
|admission free programmes||30 November||30 November|
|admission restricted programmes||30 November||30 November|
Required documents for an application:
For some countries (PR China, Vietnam etc.):
For Applicants from PR China, Mongolia and Vietnam:
Please note: APS confirmation of course participation is not sufficient.
Ms Elke Kunze
International prospective students
International full-time students
Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB), room 230a
+49 375 536 1061
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Adress for visitors
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