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Application procedure for students from abroad

The process for foreign applicants wishing to study at our university is subject to specific requirements, which we would like to outline here briefly to ensure a smooth start for your studies.

University entrance qualifications for EU citizens

Basic requirements: you will need a school-leaving certificate that qualifies you for a university education in your home country. EU-citizens won't need a residence permit or visa to study in Germany, but will need to register with the registry office. They need to prove that they can finance their studies independently and have health insurance. See also the information further below.

University entrance qualifications for non-EU citizens

Basic requirements for students from non-EU member states: the school-leaving certificate from your home country needs to be equivalent to the German (vocational) baccalaureate diploma and qualify you for university in your home country. If your school-leaving certificate is comparable with the German (vocational) baccalaureate diploma, you can apply for our university – as long as you have the required German language skills. Students are often required, however, to show a university degree and a specific number of academic years in addition to their school-leaving certificate to enroll for a course. This university degree from your home country will often need to be in the same subject as the course you want to apply for in Germany. Some courses may also require you to have attended a preparatory college and passed a corresponding admission examination. More information about the recognition of foreign certificates and preparatory college is available at the following links.

Tuition fees

Students who are not EU citizens need to pay their tuition fees for the first two semesters in advance, unless they are able to prove that they have been living in Germany for more than five years.

Application process

Applications are handled by way of the university's application portal at

Required application documents (please upload with your application):

  • Certified copy of your last school-leaving certificate acquired abroad, translated into German and of the university diploma (bachelor certificate). If the certificates are in English, no translation will be necessary. Before applying, applicants from abroad should visit first to check if their foreign school-leaving certificate qualifies them for enrolment in a German university of applied sciences.
  • German language qualification (not needed if you apply for a English program): the university requires every foreign student to produce a language qualification whose attainments are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This framework distinguishes between the following proficiency levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. IMPORTANT: You will need a B2 proficiency level certificate in German language to attend SRH University. Please arrange for a language course in time, if required.
  • Health insurance: foreign students will also need to produce proof of their health insurance at the university. This is mandatory for enrolment. You can either take out a student health insurance from a statutory health insurance company of your choice, or have a confirmation of the existing health insurance issued in your home country (only applicable for the EU).

    The study contract will only come into force once all the records and certificates have been received by the university, and the fees have been fully paid in advance.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

Sarah Grenzler (M.A.)


Research Assistant technology and economy
Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1
59065 Hamm
Telephone +49 2381 9291 155 Send an email