Application for international students and master students IT Engineering

If you are interested in our english-speaking master`s degree programme IT Engineering or if you would like to study at FH Wedel as an international student, please look into the following steps in order to apply.

Foreigen admission certificate

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.

Language Skills

To gain access to the programme, you must take the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH). For the German-language Bachelor programmes IT-Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering und the Master`s programme 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.

Visa and residence permit

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.

Application procedure for non-EU students

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 are interested in our master's programme IT Engineering, Mrs Stephanie Einbrodt will support you with the application process. She is the first contact person before arrival and the registration process at our University.

Arriving in Wedel

After you have arrived in Wedel, the International Office will help you to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible. Nicole Haß runs the International Office and will support you during your time here in Wedel. She organizes the Buddy programme where a German student will help you fill out forms or will introduce you to the German lifestyle and culture. Furthermore, Mrs Haß will help you with public authorities. When it comes to leisure acivities, rent and public transport we provide you here with all necessary information.