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).


Medicine and dentistry

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

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

Higher semester

Application for a higher semester is directly to Ulm University.

Information on bachelor programmes 1st semester

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 period is there?
Winter semester 23 May – 15 July

All required documents must be received by uni-assist in Berlin 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, India 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
The application deadline is a cut-off deadline 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.

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).

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 the following places to foreign applicants:

Biochemistry Bachelor: 6 places in the winter semester
Biology Bachelor: 7 places in the winter semester
Molecular Medicine Bachelor: 4 places in the winter semester
Psychology Bachelor: 11 places in the winter semester

In the most recent admission procedures, all applicants for the bachelor programmes in Biochemistry, Biology and Psychology 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 4 places in the programme is based on the average grade of the university entrance qualification.

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
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.

  • authorities
  • insurances
  • finances
  • housing
  • etc.

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

International Office
Helmholtzstr. 22, 89081 Ulm
E-mail: international(at)

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Kennedy-Allee 50, 53175 Bonn

Information for refugees

Please find information regarding university access here.


Rosa-Anna Puccia-Gammaro
All states except EU member states

reachable via phone:
Mon and Tue 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wed 9:00 - 12:00 am

Dept. II-1 Admission Office
Helmholtzstr. 22
Universität Ulm
89069 Ulm
Phone: +49 (0)731/50-24444
Fax:      +49 (0)731/50-22074

Miriam Feucht
All EU member states

Opening hours:
Mon, Thu
09.00 - 11.30 am, 02.00 - 03.30 pm
Tues 10.00 - 11.30 am

reachable via phone:
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dept. II-1 Admission Office
Universität Ulm
Helmholtzstr. 22 - room E 42
89069 Ulm
Phone: +49 (0)731/50-24444
Fax:      +49 (0)731/50-22074