FAQs

Bachelor

Requirements

What requirements do I have to meet in order to study for a bachelor degree?

The admission requirements for the bachelor degree program are a high school diploma or equivalent occupational certificate, including an internship; passing the entrance examination; and a personal interview. In exceptional cases, admission is possible without a high school diploma or equivalent occupational certificate. In such cases, the applicant must have completed vocational training, have at least three years of work experience, as well as pass a two-day entrance examination at University of Applied Sciences Europe.

Is there a numerus clausus?

No, admission to University of Applied Sciences Europe does not depend on your school grades. We have a specially developed entrance examination that is designed to get to know you better and find out more about your strengths and weaknesses. Your admission to our university is determined by the results of these tests.

Can I apply before finishing my high school diploma or equivalent?

Yes, you can submit the certified copy of your high school diploma or equivalent at a later time.

General

What are the deadlines for applying?

You can apply a year in advance for your desired starting semester. The application deadline is two weeks before the lecture start. Lecture start in the spring term is the 15th March and in the fall term the 15th September. After these deadlines there will be a waiting list procedure for available study places each semester.

How can I apply for a bachelor degree program at University of Applied Sciences Europe?

What we need from you is the completed application form, your résumé in a tabular format, including a photograph, a certified copy of your high school diploma or equivalent, as well as a covering letter.  You can easily upload the documents online.

How can I complete the entrance examination for a bachelor degree program?

After University of Applied Sciences Europe has received your application, our Student Guidance Office will contact you to explain everything about the Online-Test and to arrange a date for your entrance interview.

Are there any preparatory courses before studies commence?

Yes, various preparatory courses may (have to) be attended. Please contact our Study Guidance Office for more information.

Where can I live?

It is possible to live on campus in Iserlohn. Information is available from Wohninvest Immobilienmanagement GmbH, who manages the student dorm.

University of Applied Sciences Europe in Berlin has an arrangement with Schlachtensee student village: Private student accommodations with a direct train connection to campus.

In addition, there are plenty of private accommodations available at all three campuses. Notices can be found on the relevant real estate websites online and in the local daily and weekly newspapers. Alternatively, you can ask our Student Guidance Office about what accommodations are currently available.

Where can I find information about financing my studies?

University of Applied Sciences Europe has arrangements in place to assist students with the financing of their studies. You can find an overview of the various options for financing your studies in our brochure “Tips on financing your studies” and on the page “Fees & Finances".

Is there a chance that I can visit a lecture at University of Applied Sciences Europe in advance to get an impression of the program?

Yes, we offer regular trial studies, including sample lectures at all campuses. Alternatively, you can make individual arrangements to sit in on the lectures and get an insight into life at University of Applied Sciences Europe. Further information and trial study dates are available from the Student Guidance Office. 

Who can I contact should I have any questions about studying at University of Applied Sciences Europe?

The University of Applied Sciences Europe's Student Guidance Office is there to answer any questions you may have about applying and our course structure, and to provide assistance – in one-to-one consultation if desired.   

What is the difference between a university of applied science and a university?

In general, courses at universities of applied sciences are more practical in nature. Lectures are delivered more so in the style of tutorials; that is, there is more interaction between lecturer and students. At University of Applied Sciences Europe, the practical orientation is particularly well developed, because our lecturers work in other (in some cases their own) firms in addition to teaching at the university. In contrast, universities provide an in-depth theoretical education that is generally more academic and less applied in nature.

What does the state accreditation of University of Applied Sciences Europe and the accreditation of the study programs by FIBAA mean?

State accreditation of the programs is an important indication of the quality of a private university. The accreditation of individual courses ensures that the same standards are universally adhered to and that quality criteria are met. The same goes for state accreditation. Ultimately, this is the only way to guarantee that qualifications from private and state universities are at an equal level.

What is the difference between a B.A and B.Sc., and an M.A. and M.Sc.?

The titles Bachelor and Master have replaced the former German Diplom titles. This changeover took place as a result of European higher education reform, the so-called Bologna Process. The Bachelor titles (B.A. and B.Sc.) designate a primary university degree and professional qualification that can generally be obtained after six semesters. It forms the basis for the more advanced master degree (M.A. or M.Sc.). The master degree program consists of a further four semesters and forms the basis for a doctorate. Consecutive master degree programs of study build on the content of the respective bachelor degree program and non-consecutive master degree programs are, accordingly, separate from the bachelor degree program. This hierarchical structure established comparable standards, which was an important step towards a European Higher Education Area.

The difference between the titles Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Master of Arts (M.A.), and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) lies solely in the orientation of the individual program. The B.A. and M.A. qualifications are geared towards the social sciences and liberal arts, while the B.Sc. and M.Sc. qualifications are geared towards the natural sciences or are technical in nature.

Master

Requirements

Which requirements do I have to meet in order to study for a master degree at University of Applied Sciences Europe?

The admission requirements for the master degree program are: completion of a bachelor’s degree with a final grade of at least “good” (2.5), otherwise a letter of recommendation from the previous university is required, and a personal interview in German and English.

General

What are the deadlines for applying?

You can apply a year in advance for your desired starting semester. The application deadline is two weeks before the lecture start. Lecture start in the spring term is the 15th March and in the fall term the 15th September. After these deadlines there will be a waiting list procedure for available study places each semester.

How can I apply for the master degree program at University of Applied Sciences Europe?

What we need from you is the completed application form and documents needed for the master degree program, your résumé in a tabular format, including a photograph, a certified copy of your high school diploma or equivalent, as well as a certified copy of your bachelor degree. You can easily upload your documents to University of Applied Sciences Europe online.

When will I have my interview for the master degree program?

After University of Applied Sciences Europe has received your application, our Student Guidance Office will contact you to arrange a date for your interview.

Where can I live?

It is possible to live on campus in Iserlohn. Information is available from Wohninvest Immobilienmanagement GmbH, who manages the student dorm.

University of Applied Sciences Europe in Berlin has an arrangement with Schlachtensee student village: Private student accommodations with a direct train connection to campus.

In addition, there are plenty of private accommodations available at all three campuses. Notices can be found on the relevant real estate websites online and in the local daily and weekly newspapers. Alternatively, you can ask our Student Guidance Office about what accommodations are currently available.

Where can I find information about financing my studies?

University of Applied Sciences Europe has arrangements in place to assist students with the financing of their studies. You can find an overview of the various options for financing your studies in our brochure “Tips on financing your studies” and on the page “Fees & Finances".

Is there a chance that I can visit a lecture at University of Applied Sciences Europe in advance to get an impression of the program?

Yes, we offer regular trial studies, including sample lectures at all campuses. Alternatively, you can make individual arrangements to sit in on the lectures and get an insight into life at University of Applied Sciences Europe. Further information and trial study dates are available from the Student Guidance Office. 

Who can I contact should I have any questions about studying at University of Applied Sciences Europe?

The University of Applied Sciences Europe's Student Guidance Office is there to answer any questions you may have about applying and our course structure, and to provide assistance – in one-to-one consultation if desired.   

What is the difference between a university of applied science and a university?

In general, courses at universities of applied sciences are more practical in nature. Lectures are delivered more so in the style of tutorials; that is, there is more interaction between lecturer and students. At University of Applied Sciences Europe, the practical orientation is particularly well developed, because our lecturers work in other (in some cases their own) firms in addition to teaching at the university. In contrast, universities provide an in-depth theoretical education that is generally more academic and less applied in nature.

What does the state accreditation of University of Applied Sciences Europe and the accreditation of the study programs by FIBAA mean?

State accreditation of the programs is an important indication of the quality of a private university. The accreditation of individual courses ensures that the same standards are universally adhered to and that quality criteria are met. The same goes for state accreditation. Ultimately, this is the only way to guarantee that qualifications from private and state universities are at an equal level.

What is the difference between a B.A and B.Sc., and an M.A. and M.Sc.?

The titles Bachelor and Master have replaced the former German Diplom titles. This changeover took place as a result of European higher education reform, the so-called Bologna Process. The Bachelor titles (B.A. and B.Sc.) designate a primary university degree and professional qualification that can generally be obtained after six semesters. It forms the basis for the more advanced master degree (M.A. or M.Sc.). The master degree program consists of a further four semesters and forms the basis for a doctorate. Consecutive master degree programs of study build on the content of the respective bachelor degree program and non-consecutive master degree programs are, accordingly, separate from the bachelor degree program. This hierarchical structure established comparable standards, which was an important step towards a European Higher Education Area.

The difference between the titles Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Master of Arts (M.A.), and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) lies solely in the orientation of the individual program. The B.A. and M.A. qualifications are geared towards the social sciences and liberal arts, while the B.Sc. and M.Sc. qualifications are geared towards the natural sciences or are technical in nature.

Dual Programs