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 Application Form for the Assessment of Foreign Academic Credentials.
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.

For questions regarding the assessment of foreign academic credentials please get in contact with us:

Friedrichstraße 14, 70174 Stuttgart

+49 (0)711 / 320660-79
+49 (0)711 / 320660-66