You fulfil all of the requirements for studying in Greifswald? Then send us your application! Contact the International Office directly if you have any questions.

Application Procedure

Study applicants with foreign educational qualifications apply online via the portal

Please upload all required documents (see below) via your My assist account. You can send us all documents via your My assist account (online as upload). We allow an online-only application with copies (scans) of all documents for the winter semester 2022/23. Please do not send as any documents per post.

The processing takes around three to four weeks and is subject to a charge. Please transfer the processing fees to uni-assist before the end of the deadline.

If all of the requirements have been met, the University of Greifswald will receive the documents and decide whether to grant admission.

Please take note of the following information:

Required Documents via online portal Uni Assist
  • online application form for admission on online portal Uni Assist
  • CV
  • a copy of your passport
  • your secondary school leaving certificate
  • if applicableacademic records (with list of subjects and grades) and degree certificates (final certificate, with list of subjects and grades)
  • Proof of German language proficiency
  • Proof of English and/or other language skills (if required for the subject, see subject information in the application portal)
  • Certificate TestAS (test for foreign students/study ability test) – (only applies to applicants for Medicine and Dentistry for the first semester)
  • Copy of Aptitude test (only applies to applicants for Fine Arts, Music and Sacred Music)
  • Letter of motivation  (only applies to applicants for Master Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation, Master of History and Culture of the Baltic Sea Region)
  • Applicants from China, Mongolia, Vietnam: an APS certificate (check of the authenticity of educational biographies and certificates by the corresponding German embassy)

Please note that all certificates must be submitted as an officially certified translation (English or German). Find more information on legal attestation and translations here

Information for EU/EEA Citizens

Applicants from EU/EEA countries for the first subject semester in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy must send their applications to the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung. Further information on applications via the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung and on the application process in Greifswald are available in German here [de]:

Medicine, Dentistry:


Application time:

Applicants from EU/EEA countries for the first subject semester in  Bachelorstudiengänge Biochemistry, Biology, Geography Geology, Human Biology, Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation and Psychology must start by registering with the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung.  To register, you will be required to enter your personal details and will then be issued with an Applicant Identification Number (BID) and an Applicant Authentication Number (BAN). These are required for your application via uni-assist. Use the application portal for degree courses with local admission restrictions.

Dates and Deadlines for International Students
Winter semester 2022/2023
Semester dates 01.10.2022-31.03.2023
Lecture period 17.10.2022-04.02.2023
Applicants without EU/EEA citizenship  
M.Sc. Landscape Ecology 01.11.2021-01.03.2022
for all other degree courses 01.05.2022-15.07.2022
German Language Courses (DSH)

only in connection with a study application

Applicants with EU/EEA citizenship  
Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy Application windows
all other degree courses with restrictions 01.05.2022-31.07.2022
Degree courses with no admission restrictions 01.05.2022-01.09.2022
German Language Courses (DSH)

only in connection with a study application

Sacred Music, Music further information
Art degrees further information
Summer Semester 2022
Semester dates 01.04.2022–30.09.2022
Lecture period 04.04.2022– 16.07.2021
Applicants without EU/EEA citizenship  
All degree courses 15.11.2021-15.01.2022
German Language Courses (DSH)

only in connection with a study application

Applicants with EU/EEA citizenship  
Degree courses with admission restrictions read on
All other degree courses 15.11.2021-01.03.2022
German Language Courses (DSH)

only in connection with a study application

Sacred Music, Music read on
Art degrees read on
Recognition of Previous Study Achievements for Admission Requests to More Advanced Semesters

Coursework and examinations that have been completed abroad can usually be recognised for continuing the degree course in Greifswald. This makes it possible to apply for admission to a more advanced subject semester and to continue the degree course you started elsewhere or to start a different degree course in a more advanced semester.

If you wish to apply for admission to a more advanced subject semester due to previous study achievements, please indicate this on your application form.
The persons responsible for the recognition or transfer of credits vary depending on the degree course.

Bachelor’s, Diplom and Master’s Degree Courses

The decision is made by the University of Greifswald’s examination boards. The application form must be complemented by a detailed list of previously gained credits (academic records, lists of subjects and marks for all study years) and passed examinations.

Human Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy

Requests for the recognition of study achievements at foreign universities must be sent to the following institutions:

Human Medicine and Dentistry

Bezirksregierung Düsseldorf
Landesprüfungsamt für Medizin, Psychotherapie und Pharmazie
Postfach 300865
40408 Düsseldorf


Hessisches Landesprüfungs- und Untersuchungsamt im Gesundsheitswesen
Lurgiallee 10
60439 Frankfurt am Main