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FOCUS during the COVID-19 pandemic


We are pleased that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, almost all planned events in the summer semester 2020 can be offered as online courses.

All participants will find current information in our Moodle courses and in our online timetable.

Contents

German Language

  • B2-Language Course (duration: 1 semester)

  • *DSH-Preparation Course (duration: 1 semester) 

Study skills

  • Tutorial on learning strategies and study organization (learning methods, scientific work, examination forms)

  • Orientation week  (e.g. campus-, city-, und library tour) 

Specialized skills

  • Tutorial: Mathematical refresher course

  • Specialized courses (e.g. introduction to computer Science, programming for beginners)

  • Specialized language course

Schlüsselqualifikationen

  • Seminar on current News with historical and political background

  • Intercultural Workshop 

Individual student advisory service (Support)

  • Excursion

  • Leisure activities

  • Mentoring programme Buddy

 

 

 * Preparatory German language course with final DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang - German language test for admission to higher education for foreign study applicants)

NOTE: With completed B1 level the preparatory course will take 2 semesters, based on B2 level only 1 semester.

Entrance requirements

The following criteria must be met for applying for the preparatory course:

  • Proof of German language skills: completed B1 level at the minimum (according to the Common European Framework for Languages)
  • All other admission requirements (except of proof of recognized language certificates for admission to higher education) for the desired study programme at Ulm University, at Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences or rather Ulm University of Applied Sciences

Admission to the Preparatory Course follows a linguistic aptitude / placement test.

Applicants with the language certificate DSH 1 or TestDaF (3,3,3,3) will be admitted directly, however it is recommended that they take the placement test, otherwise they will automatically be admitted to the B2 course.

The placement test for winter semester takes place in September,
the placement test for summer semester takes place in March.
The dates will be announced on our website.

Admissions statutes of Ulm University for the Preparatory Course for international  prospective students - May 05, 2017 (only in German).

Costs

The preparatory course including language courses is currently free of charge
Ulm University does not charge any additional fees, excepting examination fees.

The fee for "DSH" examination is expected to be 175.00€

The following fees are due for all students (per semester):

Administrative fee:  70.00 €
Student services fee  87.00 €
Contribution to the authored student body  13.00 €
Total amount 170.00 € 

The amount of living expenses is difficult to quantify, because these may vary from one person to another.

A room for students in Ulm costs about 300.00 € per month at the minimum. Considering costs for food, clothing, insurance, etc., students usually need at least about 735.00 € to 800.00 € for each month to cover all aspects mentioned above.

Important information and instructions for living and studying in Ulm and at Ulm University can be found at the following website: Welcome to Ulm!

Application

Please apply via uni-assist (in Berlin).

 

 

Which application documents are required? 

  • The certificate that entitles you to study in your home country

-       as officially certified photocopy of the original

-       and as an officially certified photocopy of the authorized German or English translation of the document.

 

  • Proof of German language skills (B1 respectively B2)

-       as officially certified photocopy of the original.

 

  • Transcripts of records of your previous studies at a foreign university

-     as officially certified photocopy of the original

-     and as an officially certified photocopy of the authorized German or English translation of the document.

 

  • APS-certificate for applicants from China and Vietnam  

 

NOTE:

All these documents have to be handed in as officially certified photocopies. All documents must be translated by an authorized/sworn translator in Germany or abroad. (Certified Copies and Translation: Important Information)

English and German documents must not be translated.

All required application documents must be delivered to uni-assist in Berlin by this date. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

uni-assist provides further information in different languages on their website.

 

 

 

Application deadline:

 

  • Summer term:  October 15th - January 15th
  •  Winter term:     May 15th - July 15th

 

All required application documents must be delivered to uni-assist in Berlin by this date. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

 

 

 

Application expenses (uni-assist):

[ as at October 2018 ]

 

  • € 75,00 for your first desired course of study in an application semester.
  • + € 30,00 for each additional desired course of study in the same semester.
  • Refugees can apply with uni-assist for a free application procedure.

 

 

 

Placement test

Admission to the Preparatory Course follows a linguistic aptitude / placement test.


Placement tests take place in March and September. The placement test is based on the written part of the DSH exam. Structure and form of the test are similar to a DSH exam. The placement test is divided into the subareas of reading comprehension, listening comprehension, text production and grammar.

You can download an example of a DSH exam here:

Leseverstehen (LV) und Grammatik          LV-Lösung

Hörverstehen (HV)                                     HV-Lösung

Textproduktion

You can also find many other examples of the DSH exam here:

http://dsh-information.de/dsh-beispiele.htm

Admission to Studies

Applicants who would like to study the following unrestricted Bachelor programs at Ulm University, we can guarantee a study place after the preparatory semester.

For these subjects, a renewed application is not necessary. 

  • Chemistry (*)
  • Chemical Engineering (*)
  • Computational Science and Engineering (*)
  • Electrical Engineering (*)
  • Computer Science (**)
  • Communication and Computer Engineering (*)
  • Mathematics (**)
  • Mathematical Biometry (*)
  • Media Informatics (**)
  • Physics (*)
  • Software Engineering (**)
  • Chemistry and Management (*)
  • Mathematics and Management (**)
  • Physics and Management (*)

* – start only possibly for winter semester
** - possibly for winter semester as well as summer semester

 

For all other study programmes it is necessary to apply according to the admission and enrolement rules.

 

Overview of the study programmes of Ulm University: www.uni-ulm.de/studiengaenge

 

Living

Further information on the subject of "living" can be found here:

www.uni-ulm.de/en/io/degree-phd/welcome/housing/stuwe-residences/

Dates for Application

Winter semester 2020/21:
May 15th - July 15th

Please note that applying for visa can take a long time.

We therefore recommend that applicants residing abroad apply early for the preparatory semester so that they can be present for the placement test.

Our partners

International Office closed

The International Office will remain closed to visitors until further notice.

Advising is available only by email. Please refer to our Team & Contact website.

Documents can be submitted electronically via email.

Contact

Grit Laske-Dünkler

Advising Hours:
Tuesday: 13:30 - 15:30
Thursday: 09:00 - 11:30
and by Appointment.

The International Office will remain closed to visitors until further notice.
Advising is available by either email or video chat.
Please write an email to ask for an appointment for a video chat.