Admission will be open to all without any discrimination on the basis of race, caste, creed, national origin or gender, provided the applicant fulfills entrance requirements of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW). Work permit / work visa is not required for the enrollment at DHBW, as the practical phase by a workplace training provider is an integral part of the dual studies. 
Please note:

  • Enrollment at the university is only possible after a training contract with a workplace training provider has been signed.
  • Enrollment of international degree seeking students, who received their university entrance qualification abroad, is only possible after the assessment of equivalency.

Please visit the pages Documents Required for Admission and Language Proficiency to find out what formal procedures must be adhered to for admission to the university. The Central International Office of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University reserves the right to request additional information from applicants, if needed, to assess their candidacy for admission. 
Any queries regarding detailed information on study programmes, enrollment in the chosen degree program, curriculum or any other relevant academic information should be addressed directly to the respective DHBW location
In order to be enrolled in any of the study programmes offered by the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, prospective students first need to apply for a traineeship at any of our partner companies or any approved or otherwise suitable workplace training provider.

Enrollment at the university is only possible after a training contract with a workplace training provider has been signed. For a list of current DHBW partner companies and social institutions, please contact the respective DHBW location.


Information for Chinese applicants: Please note that requests for the assessment of foreign academic credentials of Chinese applicants must be addressed to the German Embassy in Beijing. Please contact: info[at]aps.org.cn

Enrollment of international degree seeking students, who received their university entrance qualification abroad, is only possible after the assessment of equivalency. In order to have your foreign academic credentials verified, please hand in the following documents:

  • School-leaving certificate (e.g. Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma, Baccalaureate etc.), including overview of subjects and grades.
  • Relevant proof of German language proficiency (please visit the page Language Proficiency for further detailed information)
  • Higher education entrance qualification certificate (if applicable)
  • Relevant proof of educational qualification obtained, e.g. degree certificate and/or university diploma (if applicable)
  • Confirmation of enrollment incl. transcript of all coursework completed and/or in progress of completion (if applicable)
  • Results of the qualification assessment examination /Feststellungsprüfung (if applicable).

PLEASE NOTE

By Post Only

All documents are to be submitted as officially certified copies (amtlich beglaubigte Kopien) and sent to us by post only. Please do not send us copies of academic credentials, transcripts or any other relevant documents via email.

Official Certification

An official certification can be provided by any public body or government agency that has an official seal (Dienstsiegel), for example registration offices (Bürgerbüros) or local registration offices of the State Residents’ Registration Office (Landeseinwohneramt). Officially certified documents always bear an official seal of the authority that performed the certification.

Average photocopies of the documents (i.e. copies that do not bear an official seal) or incomplete requests for the assessment of foreign academic credentials will not be processed. For further detailed information on officially certified copies, please see the Official Certification information leaflet*.

*Rechtlicher Vermerk: Mit freundlicher Genehmigung der Freien Universität Berlin.

Translation

Documents in any other language but German, English, Spanish or French must be submitted as translated and certified copies. All translations are to be performed by an officially accredited (for example, state-certified) translator.
Change of Name

Change of Name

Should your current full legal name be different than the name shown on your documents, you must provide additional documentation proving the change of name (e.g. marriage certificate), translated if needed.

 

 

In order to be admitted to a study programme at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, applicants must prove their German language proficiency. 

Please Note:

Prospective students are not required to prove German language proficiency only if applying for a study program held entirely in English.

For a complete overview of all English-taught degree courses, please see our leaflet International Exchange and Study Programmes in English
The following language certificates shall be accepted as a proof of the required German language proficiency:

  • DSH-2 or higher (German Language Proficiency Test for University Admission for Foreign Students)
  • TestDaF (Test of German as a Foreign Language): at least TestDaF level(TDN) 4 in all 4 subtests
  • GDS / Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (Major/Advanced German Language Diploma)
  • KDS / Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (Minor German Language Diploma)
  • ZOP / Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (Central Advanced Language Test)
  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom der KMK, 2. Stufe (German Language Diploma KMK, 2nd Level)
  • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule


Please Note:

Neither ZMP Certificate (Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung) nor Deutsch C1 Certificate from Goethe Institut nor the completion of a German Studies degree programme in the applicant’s home country is considered to be sufficient.

Enrollment of international degree seeking students, who received their university entrance qualification abroad, is only possible after the assessment of equivalency.

This means, it has to be verified that applicants are formally eligible for studying at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University. Upon successful verification, applicants receive a university entry qualification certificate /Bescheinigung über die Hochschulzugangsberechtigung issued by the Central International Office of DHBW.

All requests for the assessment of foreign academic credentials will be evaluated according to the standard German evaluation guidelines issued by the Central Office for Foreign Education in Bonn (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen). The responsible body is the Central International Office (Zentrale Auslandskoordination) of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (please see the right sidebar for contact information).
Requests for the assessment of foreign academic credentials of German applicants, as well as dual nationals (i.e. both German and other citizenship) should be addressed to the Regional Council in Stuttgart (Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart). For further information, please see the Leaflet for International Applicants.
In order to have your foreign academic credentials verified, please send translated and officially certified copies of the required documents to:

Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg
Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University
Friedrichstr. 14
70174 Stuttgart

All documents are to be submitted as officially certified copies (amtlich beglaubigte Kopien) and sent to us by post only. Please do not send us copies of academic credentials, transcripts or any other relevant documents via email.

The assessment of foreign academic credentials usually takes 2 to 3 weeks and is free of charge. Should an expert opinion from the Central Office for Foreign Education in Bonn (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen) be required, more time will be needed to process the application.

Official semester starts on October, 1st of each year. Any queries regarding detailed information on study programs, enrollment in the chosen degree program, curriculum or any other relevant academic information should be addressed directly to the respective DHBW location.
Should you meet the formal admission requirements, you will need to conclude a training contract with a workplace training provider. Enrollment at the university is only possible after a training contract with a workplace training provider has been signed. For a list of current DHBW cooperation partners please contact the respective DHBW location.

The Central International Office of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University cannot provide any assistance in finding a workplace training provider. Indeed, the dual studies concept incorporates the idea that prospective students prove their ability to act independently by dealing with the admission procedures of workplace training providers on their own. 
An applicant is considered to be enrolled at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University upon submission of the following documents:

  • University entry qualification certificate (Bescheinigung über die Hochschulzugangsberechtigung) issued by the Central International Office of the DHBW

It has to be verified that applicants are formally eligible for studying at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University. The certificate shall be issued upon successful verification of the applicant's foreign academic credentials.

  • Study and workplace training contract concluded with the workplace training provider (signed by both parties)
  • Administration fee payment proof

The administration fee of EUR 80.00 is to be transferred to the respective university / DHBW location upon conclusion of the study and workplace training contract. For further details, please contact the respective DHBW location.