Applications

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 uni-assist platform.

After registration, send all of the required documents and the signed original application form prior to the end of the application deadline to:

Universität Greifswald
c/o uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin
GERMANY

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
  • completed and signed application form with full CV
  • a copy of your passport
  • proof of payment of the processing fees
  • copy of your secondary school leaving certificate
  • proof of German language proficiency
  • if applicableacademic records (with list of subjects and grades) and degree certificates (final certificate, with list of subjects and grades)
  • if applicable proof that the applicant has passed the general university entrance examination (applies only to applicants from certain countries, e.g. Iran, Turkey, Korea, Vietnam)
  • Applicants from China, Mongolia, Vietnam: an APS certificate (check of the authenticity of educational biographies and certificates by the corresponding German embassy)
  • Applicants for Medicine and Dentistry: Certificate TestAS (test for foreign students/study ability test) – Core Test with a minimum score of 100 points - (only applies to applicants for the first semester and for study applicants from non-EU/EEA countries)
  • Applicants for Art and Music: Aptitude test

Please note that all certificates must be submitted as a legally attested full copy in the original language and also 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 and directly to the university. The application deadline is the 31 May (if the higher education entrance qualification/Abitur was gained prior to the 16 January of the year in which the application is made). Further information on applications via the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung are available in German here [de].

Applicants from EU/EEA countries for the first subject semester in 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 2019/2020
Semester dates 01/10/2019–31/03/2020
Lecture period 14/10/2019–01/02/2020
No lectures on 23/12/2019–04/01/2020
APPLICATION DEADLINES:  
1) Degree courses for non-EU/EEA citizens 15/07/2019
2) Degree courses for EU/EEA citizens  
2.1) for degree courses with admission restrictions (please take note of specific regulations listed below) - 31 May for prospective students of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy who gained their higher education entrance qualifications in previous years 15/07/2019
2.2) for degree courses with no admission restrictions 27/09/2019
3) DSH German Language Courses 15/07/2019
APTITUDE TESTS:  
4.1) Sacred Music (D), Music (B.A) tba
4.2) Portfolio deadline (art degrees) 01/06/2019
Summer Semester 2020
Semester dates 01/04/2020– 30/09/2020
Lecture period 06/04/2020– 11/07/2020
No lectures on -
APPLICATION DEADLINES:  
1) Degree courses for non-EU/EEA citizens 15/01/2020
2) Degree courses for EU/EEA citizens 15/01/2020
2.1) for degree courses with admission restrictions (please take note of specific regulations listed below) - 31 May for prospective students of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy who gained their higher education entrance qualifications in previous years 15/01/2020
2.2) for degree courses with no admission restrictions 03/04/2020
3) DSH German Language Course 15/01/2020
APTITUDE TESTS:  
4.1) Sacred Music (D), Music (B.A) dd.01.2020
4.2) Portfolio deadline (art degrees) 01/12/2019
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

Bezirksregierung Düsseldorf
Landesprüfungsamt für Medizin, Psychotherapie und Pharmazie
Postfach 300865
40408 Düsseldorf, GERMANY
Tel.: +49 211 475 5150

Dentistry

Thüringer Landesverwaltungsamt
Referat 560
Weimarplatz 4
99423 Weimar, GERMANY
Tel.: +49 361 3773 7024

Pharmacy

Hessisches Landesprüfungsamt für Heilberufe
Walter-Möller-Platz 1
60439 Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY
Tel.: +49 69 1567 711