Admission requirements

Foreign graduation certificates

The direct admission for the chosen discipline depends upon the Secondary School Certificate. It has to be a higher education entrance qualification in the particular foreign country and further has to be recognized as being equivalent to appropriate German qualification, the "Abitur" or "Fachhochschulreife".

For applicants, whose Secondary School Certificate entitles only to certain subjects in the particular foreign country, this subject restriction is also binding for studying in Germany. In case the applicant has already studied a few semesters in the particular foreign country, special conditions for the admission can apply. A direct admission for the same subject is usually possible if the applicant has successfully studied two to four semesters (depending on the particular foreign country).

Applicants, who are holding a higher education entrance qualification from a foreign country which is only conditionally comparable with an appropriate German qualification may also be admitted to a course of study, although they have to pass first a preparatory course at the "Studienkolleg" completed by the "Feststellungsprüfung" (university entrance examination).

On the study course pages you can find specific admission requirements regarding your prefered course.

Foreign applicants with a German higher education entrance qualification issued by a school in or outside Germany are treated like German applicants according to the admission regulations. They dont need to apply via uni-assist, but can follow the steps given in the application procedure.

Furthermore the applicant has to show proof of the required German and/or English language proficiency.

Please find information about the conditions for being accepted at an institution of higher education in Germany on the website of the DAAD .

German proficiency

Most courses of study at Hochschule Stralsund - University of Applied Sciences are taught in German. International applicants need to provide evidence of their German proficiency with their applications. The level of German required depends on the course of study and is expressed in the levels of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference).

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
All courses of study: B2

School of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (dual study programme), Motorsport Engineering: C1
All other courses of study: B2

School of Business Studies
Tourism Development Strategies: B2
All other courses of study: C1

You can provide proof of C1-level German proficiency with the following certificates:

  • DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang): DSH2
  • TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache): TDN 4 (at least 4 points in each part of the test)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C1
  • DSD (Deutsches Sprachdiplom), level II 
  • FSP (Feststellungsprüfung) including the German exam
  • A completed course of studies that was fully or primarily taught in German (at least 4 semesters/120 credit points)
  • Other C1-level German certificates will be considered on a case-by-case basis


You can provide proof of B2-level German proficiency with the following certificates:

  • DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang): DSH1
  • TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache): TDN 3 (at least 3 points in each part of the test)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat B2
  • Other B2-level German certificates will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Here you find information on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference).

 

The following courses are completely taught in English. We do not require German but English knowledge for these courses:

English proficiency

The following courses of study are taught fully or partly in English at Hochschule Stralsund - University of Applied Sciences:

International applicants to one of these courses need to provide proof of their English language proficiency with level B2 or higher of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Applicants from countries whose official language is English are exempt from this requirement as long as they obtained their university entrance qualification in this country in English as well.


For the above mentioned courses the English requirement can be met by presenting any of the following:

  • TOEFL: 79 points (iBT), 213 points (CBT) or 550 points (PBT)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.0 points
  • Cambridge First Certificate
  • Equivalent language certificates (level B2 or higher of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • A successfully completed course of study that was taught fully or partly in English
  • A secondary school leaving certificate from an international high school
  • A 10-month stay (or longer) in an anglophone country (with appropriate documentary proof)

Applicants from non-EU countries who wish to apply for International Management Studies in the Baltic Sea Region can do this by presenting the following certificate:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT: 83 points, CBT: 220 points, PBT: 557 points
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5
  • Cambridge First Certificate (FCE)
  • Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage
  • Equivalent language certificates (level B2 or higher of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)