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Applying for Admission to a Course of Study leading to a non-doctoral degree (Bachelor's, Master's, Staatsexamen)

Courses of Study

Before submitting your application for admission, please make sure you have familiarized yourself with the content, admission requirements and possible subject combinations of the degree course(s) in question.

Application Prerequisites

Application Prerequisites

Language proficiency

You will have to show that you have acquired sufficient proficiency in German (or English for courses taught in English) to allow you to embark successfully on a course of study in Germany. 

University Admission Eligibility

You will have to show proof of your university admission eligibility (e.g. school-leaving certificate qualifying you to study at German universities) when you apply for a course of study in Germany. Please consult the Information System for Foreign Educational Qualifications to find out whether your certificates make you eligible for direct entry to universities in Germany. Some applicants are required to attend an Academic Qualifying Course (Studienkolleg) before they can embark on a course of study in Germany. To find out whether you must first successfully attend the Academic Qualifying Course, please consult the Information System for Foreign Educational Qualifications and check your certificates. Should you have to attend, the application deadline closes earlier (see "application deadlines"). You apply for an Academic Qualifying Course via uni-assist (all courses of study). You will automatically be allocated to an Academic Qualifying Course (Studienkolleg) should you have to attend one. Click here for an overview of how undergraduate courses of study of JLU Giessen are assigned to the focus courses of the Academic Qualifying Course.

Important information for applicants from the People's Republic of China, Mongolia, and Vietnam (you need the APS-certificate)

Applicants for human medicine or dentistry who are no German or EU citizens and who do not hold a German or EU university admission eligibility certificate and who therefore have to apply via uni-assist (see "application") can add further documents to their minimum application documents in order to improve the ranking of their application. Further information on the selection procedure and the restricted admission figures ("NC", numerus clausus) of the last semesters can be found here.

How to Apply

Application Procedures

Different application procedures apply. Please identify the applicable procedure below:


Uni-Assist (Standard Procedure)

Procedure "Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (Centre for the Allocation of University Places)"

Procedure "Bildungsinländer" 

  • All applicants with a foreign university entrance certificate who do not belong to a target group mentioned in the other application processes
  • Applicants for a Master's degree with a foreign university entrance certificate or a foreign Bachelor's degree
  • Uni-assist will check your application to make sure it is complete and correct.
  • Applications for courses subject to federally restricted access (Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry) and for DOSV-courses of study (Economics and Business Studies, Law) by the following target groups: 
  • German citizens with a foreign university entrance certificate
  • EU & EEA (Liechtenstein, Norway, and Icelandcitizens 
  • Foreign nationals with a German university entrance certificate
  • Foreign nationals living in Germany and whose family members (spouses, parents, children) are German or EU/EEA nationals. For an application a pre-registration with the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (Hochschulstart) for a BID and BAN is necessary.
-> Uni-Assist Procedure -> Procedure "Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung" -> Procedure "Bildungsinländer"

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Note on German language courses: Applications for a study-preparatory German language course are possible at any time if you wish to apply for an undergraduate degree programme.
Applications for a study-preparatory German language course for Master's applications are only possible during the regular application deadlines for the desired degree program! Further information on language courses and how to apply.


Please note: other application deadlines apply for the winter semester 2022/23:

The application deadlines for degree programmes without admission (exception: Master "Mind, Brain, Behaviour") have been extended until 15.09.2022.
The application deadlines for the Master's programmes Transition Management, Agrobiotechnology, Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources as well as Sustainable Transition have been extended until 31.08.2022.

General application deadlines: 

Agrobiotechnology / Transition Management / Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources / Sustainable Transition
Medicine/Dentistry Veterinary Medicine All other courses of study
Direct admission for the winter semester: June 15
Application process via uni-assist
Application deadline for the winter semester: July, 15
Application deadline for the summer semester: Jan, 15
Application process via Hochschulstart
Application deadline for the winter semester: July, 15
Application deadline for the summer semester: Jan, 15

Application deadline for the winter semester: July, 15

for the winter semester: July 15
non restricted courses: July 31
for the summer semester: January 15


Academic Qualifying Course

for the winter semester: April 15
for the summer semester: October 15


Applications are generally possible from 1 June! Exceptions are the degree programmes Transition Management, Agrobiotechnology, Sustainable Transition and Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources: the application period for these courses of study starts 1.5.!