Application deadline for undergraduate programmes for winter semester 2021/22

Due to corona the application period for the undergraduate programmes this year ends on 31 July 2021.

Foreign applicants

Foreign applicants are candidates who are not EU citizens (EU member states) or EEA nationals (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and are not holders of a German university entrance qualification (German Abitur).


Human medicine and dentistry

Application for the first semester of the undergraduate programme human medicine  is via uni-assist.

Application for the first semester of the undergraduate programme dentistry is via uni-assist.

Preparatory course / FOKuS - Studienstart Deutsch

Application for the preparatory course for international prospective students.

Higher semester

Application for a higher semester is directly to Ulm University.

General information for prospective students

  • Application to uni-assist

    What is uni-assist?
    uni-assist is the “Arbeits- und Servicestelle für internationale Studienbewerbungen”, i.e. a central agency reviewing and assessing, on behalf of Ulm University, applications for admission by foreign prospective students (except EU citizens, EEA nationals, foreigners holding a German university entrance qualification (“Bildungsinländer”)) for enrolment in the first semester of a bachelor's or state examination degree programme.

    What application periods are there?
    Winter semester 1 May – 15 July
    Summer semester 1 November – 15 January

    All required documents for the summer semester must be received by uni-assist in Berlin by 15 January and, for the winter semester, by 15 July. We strongly recommend that you upload your documents approx. six weeks before these deadlines to allow time for queries.

    How do you apply to uni-assist?
    uni-assist offers an online application procedure. You will find the application form on

    What do you need to enclose?

    • A certificate entitling you to study at university level in your home country.
    • Study achievements, certificates, overviews of results or transcripts of records of your previous studies at a foreign university
    • Proof of German language competence.
    • Original APS certificate from applicants from China or Vietnam.

    All documents must be translated by a translator certified in Germany or abroad, with the exception of English documents written. Incomplete documentation will not be processed. For more detailed information cf.

    What do the application and its processing cost?

    • An application to uni-assist costs € 75.00 for the first desired study programme and € 30.00 for each additional desired study programme.

    What happens after the application is submitted?

    • If your application complies with all formal requirements, uni-assist will forward your documentation to us. You will then receive a notice of admission or rejection with further information from Ulm University.
    • If your application does not comply with all formal requirements, uni-assist will inform you thereof.

    General Information on the application procedure
    Application deadlines for both the summer and the winter semester are cut-off deadlines for all study courses. Late or incomplete applications can therefore not be considered. The university is not obliged to investigate the facts of the application ex officio should papers/documents be missing or incomplete. This also applies if there are further documents from another application procedure still at the university.

  • German language competence

    Before beginning their study programme, prospective students who did not obtain their university entrance qualification at a German-speaking institution/ in a German-taught study programme, need to supply proof of German language competence enabling them to study at university level unless they are exempted for some reason.

    At Ulm University, we accept the following certificates as proof of sufficient command of German. These certificates have been recognized as equivalent to each other by the “Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK)” (Conference of the German Ministers of Culture).

  • Bachelor programmes 1st semester

    In the bachelor of science programmes without restricted admission all applicants will be admitted if they provide a university entrance qualification and proof of sufficient German language proficiency.

    In the bachelor of science programmes with locally restricted admission Ulm University allocates 10 % of the available places to foreign applicants.

    At Ulm University, this results in the following number of places:
    Biochemistry Bachelor: 7 places in the winter semester
    Biology Bachelor: 9 places in the winter semester
    Teaching Biology: 4 places in the winter semester
    Molecular Medicine Bachelor: 5 places in the winter semester
    Psychology Bachelor: 15 places in the winter semester
    Teaching Economics: 1 place in the winter semester

    In the most recent admission procedures, all applicants for the bachelor programmes in Biochemistry, Biology, Teaching Biology, Psychology and Teaching Economics were granted places. We expect that all applicants for these programmes will be granted places also in the future.

    However, demand for the bachelor programme in Molecular Medicine is very high. The allocation of the 5 places in the programme is based on the average grade of the university entrance qualification.

  • Studienkolleg - Assessment test ("Feststellungsprüfung")

    Foreign applicants who cannot be admitted direct to university according to the applicable regulations on university admission must take a test assessing their aptitude to pursue academic studies (assessment test = “Feststellungsprüfung”) and attend a “Studienkolleg” before taking up their studies.

    Application for Studienkolleg

  • Tuition fees and contribution

    Tuition Fees
    International students wishing to study and pursue a degree in Germany who are not EU nationals (third-country nationals) must pay tuition fees amounting to 1,500 euros per semester. For further information click here.

    Please find information on contribution here.

    Please note that enrolment can be effected only after receipt of payments.

  • Further Information

    • authorities
    • insurances
    • finances
    • housing
    • etc.

    can be found on the websites of the International Office of Ulm University under:

  • Contact

    International Office
    Albert-Einstein-Allee 5, 89081 Ulm
    E-mail: international(at)

    DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
    Kennedy-Allee 50, 53175 Bonn
    Telefon +49 228 882-0
    E-Mail: postmaster(at)

General information for refugees

  • Studying as a refugee

    General Information for refugees.

  • University access for refugees with missing documents

    Please find information regarding university access here.

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Latest update

The admission office (Abt. II-1 Zulassung) has been closed for visitors until further notice.

Counselling is done by email or phone.


Rosa-Anna Puccia-Gammaro
All states except EU member states
Abt. II-1 Zulassung
Universität Ulm
89069 Ulm
Telefon: +49 (0)731/50-24444
Telefax: +49 (0)731/50-22074

Petra Hinneberg
All EU member states
Abt. II-1 Zulassung
Universität Ulm
89069 Ulm
Telefon: +49 (0)731/50-24444
Telefax: +49 (0)731/50-22074