Degree-Seeking Students
International Office

Hochschule Niederrhein. Your way.

Welcome to Germany!

Would you like to apply for a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme at the Hochschule Niederrhein?

If so, you've come to the right place! 

Please find below all information on the degree programmes and the application process as well as everything else you need to know about studying at the Hochschule Niederrhein.

General requirements:

For further information and requirements please see degree programme descriptions:
https://www.hs-niederrhein.de/about-us/degree-programmes/
https://www.hs-niederrhein.de/studienangebot/

Contact

Stephanie Berels
International Office International Degree-Seeking Students

Application from non-EU countries

The University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule Niederrhein (HN) has changed the application procedure for foreign students.
All applications of interested students, who have not the nationality from a country within the European Union (EU), Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway will be pre-checked by uni-assist. More exceptions are listed below.

Please note that only applications sent in online through the uni-assist platform are accepted. It is not necessary to send in application documents on paper / by post.
►  my.uni-assist.de .

There are some Bachelor’s degree programmes with restricted admissions. For these degree programmes you have to register at hochschulstart.de.

Application Documents

Applicants are required to upload copies of all relevant documents with their online application. The documents do not need to be authenticated.

  • Your school-leaving certificate
  • Possibly: Your current university certificates (degree certificate / overview over all subjects and grades, grading system of the university)
  • Your APS document, if you come from China or Vietnam
  • Possibly: Proof of degree-course related practical activities
  • Proof of the required language certificates or the registration for the language test
     

Please note that the application documents must be copies of the original. If the original document is not in either German or English, an officially-authenticated translation must be uploaded along with the copy of the original document.

Authenticated copies of all certificates, proof of language skills and work experience/internship (if applicable) are only required during the enrolment.

Please inform yourself regarding the degree programmes, the requirements which have to be fulfilled and which documents have to be handed in:

► English taught programmes

► German taught programmes

Application Deadlines

Winter semester (September – February):
degree programmes taught in English: May 1st – June 15th

Summer semester (March – August):
degree programmes taught in English: November 1st – December 15th

For German taught programmes we refer to the description of the relevant degree programme: German taught programmes

Uni-assist needs around 2 – 4 weeks to evaluate your documents. We strongly recommend you apply as early as possible. 
Hochschule Niederrhein will decide on your application and send the result by e-mail.

Processing Fees

The examination of your documents by uni-assist is not free of charge.
Please note that the Hochschule Niederrhein cannot cover the application costs for you.

Further Steps

After your application and the payment have been duly received, uni-assist will check your documents and inform you about the result.

If you meet the formal requirements, your application will be forwarded to the Hochschule Niederrhein for a final evaluation. Hochschule Niederrhein will inform you, if an enrolment in the intended degree programme is possible.

Please note that uni-assist will digitally store your data for three years. During this time, the data will only be made available to the universities you have chosen. After this deadline, the data will be destroyed.

Reapplication

Even if you already have applied at uni-assist for studies at Hochschule Niederrhein before, you will have to apply again.

Should you have applied within the last year, you are able to create a new online-application in your old My assist account. Don’t forget to pay the fees.

Application from EU countries, other exceptions

Foreign applicants,

  • who gained their university entrance qualification in Germany, in a European country or at a school where the school-leaving qualification is in accordance with the German Abiturprüfungsordnung (German Abitur  Examination Regulations)
  • who hold the nationality of a country within the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway
  • who live in Germany and whose spouse / parent holds a European nationality and works in Germany
  • who have already gained the Bachelor’s degree in Germany or in another European country

apply, just like German applicants, online and directly to the Hochschule Niederrhein.

Application Documents

Please submit a copy of the following documents to the HN after the online-application:

  • Your school-leaving certificate
  • Possibly: Your current university certificates (degree certificate / overview over all subjects and grades, grading system of the university)
  • Possibly: Proof of degree-course related practical activities
  • Proof of the required language certificates or the registration for the language test
  • Proof of the "application allowance" (e. g. copy of the marriage certificate and copy of the passport of the spouse)

The proof of language skills or possibly internships / work experience, must have been presented by the matriculation date at the latest. You will find information about the required language ceritificates on the right-hand side under Downloads. 

Please note that the application documents must usually be submitted in the original language along with an officially-authenticated translation, if the original language is not German or English.

What you need to know about officially-authenticated copies and translations is to be found

here (uni-assist)