How to apply:
A step-by-step guide for applicants from Non-EU/EEA countries
Free admission programmes 1st semester
If you are not sure whether these instructions are right for you, please go back to the Application Guide.
winter semester (start of studies in October): 01 March – 30 September
summer semester (start of studies in April): 01 September – 31 March
Higher education entrance qualification
Proof of proficiency in German
Parental confirmation of consent (only for applications under 18 years)
Proof of payment of the Evaluation fee
Please scan these documents and make sure to select the correct document type when uploading them later in the upload portal. Please do not send us any applications via postal mail. Documents submitted by postal mail will not be processed!
If you do not know, for which study programme you can apply based on your specialisation course, please find here an overview.
Instructional videos for international applicants
The entire application process is shown here in illustrative application videos.
- You enter your e-mail address and a password. You will then receive a confirmation email with your personal access data and a link to verify your email address.
- Please save your access data. You will need it during the application and admission process to log into our portal. Access data can also be used for applying again in the future. A new registration is not possible.
- Should you be already enroled at the University of Göttingen the online registration is not possible. Please use the eCampus portal in order to set up and submit your application request electronically.
The entire application process is shown here in illustrative application videos or described below:
To apply for a preparatory college (‘Studienkolleg’), please follow these instructions.
Create an application by clicking the button “Start Application”.
Select the semester in which you would like to start your studies in Göttingen. Please note that there are several semesters to choose from and select the one that applies to you. Then click "Start application“ to create an application and first specify the desired field of study and degree.
In the following, you will be asked to state your higher education entrance qualification. International applicants please select „Sonstiger Erwerb der HZB im Ausland“. Since this may consist of several parts for each applicant individually, please indicate those that apply to you. Please note that an assessment test (‘Feststellungsprüfung’) passed in Germany is not a German higher education entrance qualification. If you have attended a preparatory college (‘Studienkolleg’), please indicate the higher education entrance qualification obtained in your home country.
After entering data on periods of study abroad and on the preparatory college (‘Studienkolleg’), upload certificates and other documents. To do this, use the "Document upload" tab at the top centre. Please try to upload all pages of a documenttype in one file and pay special attention to the selection of the correct document type when uploading.
Finally, return to the homepage via the "House icon", click on "View my application" and then on "Submit request" to submit your application. Please note that you can only submit your application once you have uploaded all mandatory documents.
Your application will only be processed if you have submitted the application by the deadline. Applications "in preparation" will not be considered!
The University of Göttingen charges once per each semester of application a fee of 65 euros for the evaluation of foreign higher education entrance qualifications. Unless you are exempt from this fee, please pay by bank transfer by the application deadline at the latest. Otherwise, your application cannot be processed. You will receive a written assessment of your entrance qualification once the processing of your application has been completed.
While your application is being processed, we will keep you informed about the status of the selection and admission process. The process begins directly after the application period.
You will receive feedback from us by email between July and August (winter semester) or between January and February (summer semester).
Questions? Questions! Disclaimer
The Georg-August-Universität Göttingen points out that only the information it makes available itself on the channels it uses (print media, website, official social media channels, personal contact via e-mail, telephone) is valid for the range of courses offered, the application and the admission procedure. The university does not cooperate in any form with commercially operating placement agencies in Germany or abroad.
- Preparatory German Courses
- Accredited test centres for the DSH exam
- Certificates equivalent to the DSH exam
- FAQs on the DSH exam
- Taking the DSH exam in Göttingen
The International Office
Personal Office Hours:
Mon 10-12 am and Wed 2-4 pm
Hotline-International students and applicants
+49 551/39 27777
Mon - Fri 9 - 12 h