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All students who have completed their degree outside of Germany must register with our national service provider, uni-assist, the international employment and service office, before they go through our application procedure. Our service provider evaluates your documents and sends you the results back, the so-called Vorprüfungsdokumentation (VPD). You must enclose this with your application.
Please send uni-assist all documents relevant to your Bachelor's degree and all language certificates. If you are not sure which documents to submit, please contact uni-assist. Make sure that you pay the processing fee to uni-assist, otherwise they will not process your documents. The preliminary examination documentation can only be accepted if it is issued for a degree programme at FH Wedel. You must therefore explicitly apply to uni-assist for the degree programme of your choice at FH Wedel. The preliminary examination documentation gives you a file number with which we can assign your application as well as your GPA (Grade Point Average) according to the German education system. If your GPA is 3.0 or higher, we will not offer you a place at the FH Wedel. Only if your GPA is lower than 3.0 can you continue with your registration.
To gain access to the program, you must take the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH). For the German-language Bachelor programmes IT-Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering und IT Securityyou need German language skills at level DSH-1. For all other German-language programmes you need German language skills at level DSH-2.
In addition, you need English language skills at level B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). For all English-language study programmes, you need English language skills at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), but no German language skills.
Especially if you need a visa, we strongly recommend that you apply to us in advance of approximately six months. You can apply for a visa in your home country at the German embassy or consulate. EU citizens do not need a visa to enter Germany. Nevertheless, they need a residence permit in order to study here. You must apply for the permit within three months of your arrival at the responsible foreigners authority! If this does not happen, it can lead to bureaucratic problems.
If you took your university admission certificate in the EU, are an EU citizen or a resident of Germany, you can follow our general application process. Otherwise, the following application procedure will apply to you.
If you have uni-assist's preliminary examination documentation (VPD) and your GPA is lower than 3.0, you can apply at FH Wedel.
Studying at the FH Wedel is subject to fees. The amount of the fees can be found on the course pages. Students who have completed a six semester Bachelor programme with 180 ECTS credits need an additional semester with 30 ECTS credits and must therefore study one semester longer than the standard period of study. You may have to include this additional semester in your cost calculation.
The culture and the educational system in Germany are in need of getting used to, especially at the beginning of your studies. As a student of the FH Wedel you have to act very independently and the demands on you are very high. This has an effect on the speed at which you can complete your studies at FH Wedel. You should also take this into account in your cost calculation.
The Wedel University of Applied Sciences does not award scholarships. However, you can apply for scholarships at the DAAD or institutions in your home country. The FH Wedel is a fully recognised university and thus corresponds to a public university. If you would like to take out a student loan from a bank, please consider your personal financial risk. The FH Wedel does not take any measures to prevent or promote the taking out of a loan. We recommend that you secure the financing of at least five semesters.
Please fill out our registration form and accept our terms and conditions. In order to process your registration, we charge a registration fee. We will only check your documents once the registration fee has been credited to our account. Please transfer the fee to the following account:
DE46 2215 1730 0000 0247 32
Name fo the credit institute
Reason for transfer
Anmeldung, <surname, first name>
Please note that your bank may charge additional fees for the transfer. In addition, please send us the following documents electronically for your application:
After we have received and reviewed your application, you will receive an e-mail response from us. If this reply is negative, your application was not successful. You cannot study at the FH Wedel. If this answer is positive, we will offer you a place at our university. You will receive a written confirmation from us. You will need this confirmation to apply for your visa.
You accept the offered study place by paying a deposit on your semester fee of 500 EUR. Please transfer the deposit to the following account:
DE46 2215 1730 0000 0247 32
|Name of credit insitute|
Reason for bank transfer
Anzahlung, <surname, first name>
Please note that your bank may charge additional fees for the transfer. After we have received the payment, you will receive a confirmation from us. The study contract will then be considered closed after a revocation period has expired and the place is reserved for you. This means that you are legally obliged to pay the rest of the tuition fees for the first semester. Within the cancellation period, you can cancel the contract without legal consequences using our cancellation form.
You can obtain a student visa at a German embassy or consulate. Please note that it normally takes several months to process your application. Therefore, you have to start your application process very early - usually half a year before you start your studies.
If you make the down payment quickly, you will generally receive our offer of a place to study faster than an appointment at the embassy or consulate. Therefore, you should already make an effort to make an appointment with the embassy or consulate by offering you a study place. If you are refused a visa, we will refund the deposit of 500 euros. To do this, you must provide proof that your visa has been refused. If your visa is late, this is not a reason for a refund. It is your responsibility to complete all steps of the application process on time.
You need to find accommodation before you arrive in Germany. The FH Wedel cannot offer you accommodation, but we can help you with your search. For more information, please contact our International Office. We welcome you to Wedel one week before the lecture begins. It is imperative that you have settled in by this time.
In order to complete your registration, you must pay the remaining tuition fees and follow some administrative steps. Only then can you participate in the courses at FH Wedel. We will help you with the administrative steps as soon as you arrive at the FH Wedel. The first day of lectures is usually at the beginning of October or April.
If you have to postpone the start of your studies by one semester, please inform us by e-mail. In this case you will have to pay a further processing fee and will receive a new confirmation of your place for the later start date. Please transfer the processing fee to the following account:
DE46 2215 1730 0000 0247 32
Name of credit insitute
Reason for bank transfer
Semesterverschiebung, <Surname, first name>,
Please note that your bank may charge additional costs for the transfer. A postponement is only possible once!
In these guides you will find information about our application process, the registration procedure and our range of courses as well as general information about Wedel and Hamburg.
If you are a master student in IT-Engineering, Stephanie Einbrodt will be happy to help you within the application process at FH Wedel.
Nicole Haß will assist all IT Engineering master students during their stay in Wedel. She will help with public authorities, the Buddy Program, visa etc.