You would like to study in Germany and do not know how to proceed? On the page of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research you can find a lot of information that can help you decide and gives many tips for preparation:

Here you can find all information about the application procedure with foreign certificates as well as information about enrollment at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences.

The application procedure for the winter semester 2022/23 for all Bachelor's and Master's degree programs has started in uni-assist.


Regardless of your nationality, you have to apply through the uni-assist platform. uni-assist takes over the expert examination of your application documents and forwards your valid application to the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences. All important information can be found at

Application for the Studienkolleg

Application for a Bachelor's degree program with restricted entrance (NC)

Application for all other programs

Application for the winter intake 2022/23 for Studienkolleg and Bachelor's programs will open around mid to end of April, for Master's programs  not until mid to end of May 2022. Please apply early so that you have time to submit any missing documents by mail, if necessary. Only a complete application submitted by the application deadline is valid.

The general requirements for admission to a place at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences are:

A valid university entrance qualification

Depending on the country in which you have obtained the "Abitur" (or secondary school leaving certificate such as Baccalauréat, High School Certificate, Lise Diplomasi, etc.), it is necessary to check whether your certificate entitles you to study in Germany. If you want to know whether your foreign certificates entitle you to study in Germany, please have a look at the page of or at the website of uni-assist "Check: university admission".

Sufficient German language skills for studying

We require proof of the German language test for university admission DSH-2 for studying. When applying, you can submit a certificate with level B2 and will be invited to the DSH examination by email, if your application arrives in time before the examination.

The DSH-2 certificate (or an equivalent certificate) must be submitted at the time of enrollment. Find out more information about the other possible German certificates.

Meet the prerequisites for the desired degree program

Please find out about the content and admission requirements of your desired degree program BEFORE applying under 'Degree Programs'.

Meet the requirements for form and deadline when applying

  • All certificates (including language certificates or internship certificates) must be certified.
  • The documents must be submitted in the original language and with a translation in German or English. The translation must be done by a sworn translator.
  • The complete application must be received by uni-assist by the application deadline.


Application deadline for Studienkolleg

01/12/2021       for all degree programs

Application deadline for Bachelor's degree programs

15/01/2022:       for all bachelor's degree programs with restricted entrance and the program 'Social Work BASA-Online'.

01/03/2022:      for all other bachelor's degree program without restricted entrance

Application deadline for Master's degree programs

15/06/2022:       Innenarchitektur - Conceptual Design (only for a winter semester)

15/01/2022:       Master Architektur | Bauen mit Bestand, Master Baukulturerbe | Bauen mit Bestand, Master Creative Media Conception, Master Konstruktiver Ingenieurbau | Baumanagement, Master Media & Design Management, Master Umweltmanagement und Stadtplanung in Ballungsräumen (auch berufsbegleitend), alle Master der Wiesbaden Business School

01/03/2022:       all other master's degree programs

Application deadline for the DSH examination

15/01/2022:        If you would like to take part in the DSH examination, an application is required by January 15 (for all study programs except Studienkolleg).

  • Applicants who can present a certificate of assessment for direct admission to higher education with a stated average grade (according to the German grading system) from a central certificate recognition office in one of the federal states that is valid through­out Germany;
  • Applicants submitting a European Baccalaureate with the accompanying certificate of assessment of the European grade into a German grade;
  • Applicants who passed an assessment test at a Studienkolleg (preparatory course) in Hesse at one of the following locations: Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Kassel, Marburg;
  • Applicants who have already received a letter of admission from RheinMain University of Applied Sciences for the same degree program in the previous semester.
  • Application to one of the following bachelor programs:
    • Berufsbegleitendes Ingenieurstudium Elektrotechnik
    • Berufsbegleitendes Ingenieurstudium Maschinenbau

Please apply via HSRM COMPASS, the online portal of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences.

Please note the deadlines for direct application via HSRM COMPASS (only in German).

You must submit German language skills in addition to the university entrance qualification.

If you have received an admission notice that you wish to accept, enroll within the deadline stated in the notice. Your notification of admission will become invalid if your documents are not submitted to the Admissions Office within the specified period.

For enrollment, enter the required data on the application portal ( under the button "Immatrikulation beantragen". At the end of the data entry, you will receive the enrollment application as a PDF file for printing. Please do not forget to sign the enrollment application.

Documents for enrollment

Submit the application for enrollment together with all documents requested in the application and the documents requested in the admission letter (e.g. certificates, internship certificates, etc.) in the form of notarized copies. You do not have to resubmit all school and university certificates as well as the language certificates that you have already submitted as notarized copies with your application through uni-assist!

When enrolling, you must provide proof of membership in a statutory health insurance company (certificate for submission to the university) or, in the case of private health insurance, the certificate of exemption from compulsory insurance. Please submit the letter prepared by the health insurance companies for this purpose. Chip cards or membership cards of your health insurance company are not sufficient as proof.

You must submit proof of payment of the semester fee.

If you are a minor (under 18 years old), we require the declaration of consent of your legal guardian.

If you have already studied in Germany (Studienkolleg excluded), you must submit the exmatriculation certificate from the former university or universities.

If you have already studied the same or a similar degree program as the desired degree program in Germany, you must also prove that you are still entitled to take examinations in the former degree program or that you have not definitively failed the examinations.

If you have never studied at a German university, you do not need proof of exmatriculation or examination entitlement.

You can find more information on matriculation in the downloads.

All the important information about admission requirements, language skills, application procedure and enrollment for you to download

Application for Studienkolleg (application deadline: May 15)

Application for a bachelor's degree program (application deadline: July 15, or September 1)

Application for a master's degree program (application deadline: July 15, or September 1)

Fact sheet German language skills

Programs overview (subject to change for the winter semester 2022/23)

Information Enrollment

You can find information about the application to a higher semester here (only in German).

Do you have any questions about applying with foreign certificates?

Due to the current Corona crisis, we are unfortunately unable to offer personal service at this time - visiting hours are suspended until further notice. However, we will be happy to answer your questions by phone or e-mail. We ask for your understanding.

If you have any questions about applying with a foreign certificate and the application process, please feel free to contact:

Frau Ursula Haque
Frau Laure Leuschner

Phone: +49 611 9495 1550
Monday through Thursday from 09:00 to 12:00

Consultation hours by telephone arrangement: on site or via video .

Send an e-mail
Please note the longer processing times during the application phase and refrain from calling to inquire about your email.