To apply for admission to Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences with international educational certificates, you usually have to apply via uni-assist. If you cannot find your desired degree program there, the application may be submitted differently or the application deadline has passed.
For detailed information about different application procedures for studying at Frankfurt UAS, please visit our website.
At Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, a selection of interesting and innovative study programs are offered. These encompass a diverse range of (dual) bachelor's degree programs, along with (continuing education) master's degree programs, available in different languages.
An overview of the available bachelor's and master's programs can be accessed on our website.
If you are still uncertain about the appropriate degree program for your individual goals, you can easily narrow down your options by utilizing the filtering feature within the list of all degree programs.
Admission requirements for Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences vary depending on the chosen degree program.
To find the relevant admission information for your intended program, please navigate to the following pages based on your desired study program:
- An overview of the offered Bachelor's and Master's degree programs is available on our websites. Click on your desired program to access the individual course of study page, where you can obtain a more detailed understanding of the program.
- Additionally, comprehensive information about specific application requirements for Master's programs can be found on the general information pages.
If you are still uncertain about the right program for you, you can easily filter for your desired course of study in the general overview of all degree programs. There, you can also access admission requirements according to the current examination regulations on the degree program pages.
Additionally, you will find general information about the documents to be submitted for an application to Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences on our website under Checklist: Documents for the application.
To apply for degree programs taught in German at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, you must hold at least a C1 German certificate when submitting your application.
If you submit your application by July 15 for the winter semester or by January 15 for the summer semester with a C1 German certificate, you will be eligible to take the in-house DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang) exam at Frankfurt UAS. You will receive an invite from us in due time. To complete your enrollment, you will need to achieve at least a DSH-2 level or its equivalent.
For detailed information on the required language skills and proficiency, please refer to our website.
Additionally, you can find information on the English language proficiency requirements for both Bachelor's and Master's degree programs at Frankfurt UAS on the same website.
To study at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, a German language certificate is often required. To assist you in meeting this requirement and enhancing your German language skills, we offer a range of German courses.
You can find an overview of the currently offered German courses on the websites of STEPS Frankfurt*International, our study preparation program. Registration for your preferred course can be completed directly through that page.
To apply for a study program at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, it is essential to adhere to the official application deadlines. Failure to provide all required documents by the specified deadline will result in the application being deemed incomplete. In this case it cannot be considered.
For detailed information on the application deadlines for applicants with international educational certificates, please refer to the International Office's website. Click on the degree program of your interest for specific deadlines.
If you have successfully applied for a degree program at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, you will receive your decision and all application feedback through our application management tool, FranCa.
For open Bachelor's degree programs, decisions are typically provided shortly after we receive your application. For the summer semester, this occurs no earlier than mid-December, and for the winter semester, no earlier than mid-June.
For Bachelor programs with admission restrictions (NC), decisions can only be provided after the allocation procedure (Vergabeverfahren) for the respective semester has concluded. The procedure commences no earlier than mid-February for the summer semester and no earlier than the end of August for the winter semester. Afterward, admitted applicants will be notified. If there is a waiting list procedure (Nachrückverfahren), admissions may still be issued at a later date, but there is no guarantee of one.
For Master's programs in English, decisions are based on internal faculty evaluations. Depending on the specific program, there may be variations in the timing of decisions.
In our campus management system FranCa, you can check the status of your application yourself at any time after its transmission. Below you will find information on the respective application statuses:
Received: Your application has been imported into our system and is not yet reviewed.
Valid: Your application has been imported into our system and has been reviewed. A decision on the awarding of a study place is still pending.
Admission offered: Your application has been imported into our system and has been reviewed positively. The admission letter is either already available or will be made available shortly via FranCa.
Admitted: Your application has been imported into our system and has been reviewed positively. The admission letter is either already available or will be made available shortly via FranCa.
Temporarily excluded: Your application has been imported into our system and could not be fully reviewed yet. Usually, documents have been requested subsequently, which must be provided within the deadline stated in the system. Specific information can be found in FranCa.
Excluded: Your application has been imported into our system and has been reviewed. Your application does not meet the admission requirements for the desired degree program. Specific information can be found in the system.
Admission currently impossible: Your application has been imported into our system and has been reviewed. We were unable to allocate you a study place for the desired degree program in the first allocation procedure (Vergabeverfahren). In case of a waiting list procedure (Nachrückverfahren), your application may still be considered.
Declined: Your application has been imported into our system and has been reviewed. We were unable to allocate you a study place for the desired degree program in the allocation procedure (Vergabeverfahren) and, if applicable, any waiting list prodecures (Nachrückverfahren).
In preparation: You have submitted an application directly via FranCa but have not submitted it. Please note that, generally, a direct application via FranCa is not intended for applicants with foreign educational certificates. Hence, corresponding applications will be rejected.
Admission withdrawn: Your application has been imported into our system and has been reviewed positively. However, you have returned the assigned study place, thus the study place offer no longer applies. If you have applied for an open-admission program and have mistakenly returned the study place, please contact the International Office immediately by email. Applicants who have returned the study place for an NC study program cannot be considered further.
Legally, it is not possible at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences for applicants with international educational certificates to defer admission to a later semester.
If you are unable or do not wish to enroll for the semester in which you have been admitted, you must reapply through the official application process. Please be aware that the application fee has to be paid again. Also, in this context, please note that a renewed admission for a later semester cannot be guaranteed.
The International Office does not review documents for eligibility prior to receiving applications. Therefore, please refrain from submitting documents for a preliminary check.
Instead, you can assess your eligibility independently through our website.
We would like to encourage you to browse through our academic programs to discover a program of study that suits your needs. Detailed admission requirements can be accessed through the program pages linked there.
If you have already been enrolled at a university in Germany or abroad and have completed coursework, you may be able to have it recognized for studies at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.
There are two options for this:
First option: you can apply for a higher semester. To do this, include the relevant information in your application and provide the required transcript of records and certificates of study. If everything is in order with your application, the faculty will assess your eligibility for the higher semester based on the submitted documents. The recognition of individual academic achievements (credits) takes place only after enrollment. Please follow the process specific to the responsible department. You can request information at the relevant department.
Please note that it is not possible to assess the transferability of examination achievements prior to your application.
Second option¹: after successful application and enrollment in the first semester, you can submit your available transcripts to the department. However, please also include all relevant information on your pevious studies (transcript of records, certificate/history of study) in your application. For the recognition of individual academic achievements (credits), please follow the process specific to the responsible department. You can request information at the relevant department.
¹Excluded from this regulation are applicants who are/were enrolled in a degree program of the same name ("namensgleich"). In such cases, applying for a higher semester is mandatory.
In any case, please be aware that international transcripts of records cannot usually be directly transferred to the German education system on an equivalent basis. You can proactively check the equivalence of your educational certificates through the anabin database.
Every Wednesday, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, we host an open office hour in person to address all inquiries related to applications with international educational certificates at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. No registration is necessary.
For the most up-to-date information on the open office hours, please visit our contact page and navigate to the 'International Admission' section.
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If you've already addressed all your inquiries about applying to Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences or if you're seeking information on different aspects of your studies, you'll find the relevant information from the responsible offices at Frankfurt UAS below:
Enrollment, confirmation of enrollment, semester fees, semester deadlines, STUDY-CHIP, and the like.
Residency, visa issues, certificates (in Germany)
Career counseling, application tips, career training and workshops
Schedule, module overview, contact persons in the department
Exchange semesters (Erasmus, Overseas, Erasmus+)
Personal and Psychosocial Counseling
Overview of all counseling and support services for students at Frankfurt UAS