Application without HZB

Application without higher education entrance qualification HZB

Application with entrance examination

All applicants whose certificates from abroad entitle them to study in their home country but not in Germany can prove their qualification by taking an entrance examination.

For this purpose, an application for admission to the entrance examination “Antrag auf Zulassung zur Zugangsprüfung” must be submitted to Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences.

Applications for the winter semester are possible from May onwards. You can apply for the summer semester from November on.

1. Registration for the entrance examination:

Send the following information and documents to

  • Surname and first name
  • Date and place of birth
  • Current place of residence
  • Desired study programme at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
  • Proof of the required German language skills for the desired study programme
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) in tabular form with a description of your school, vocational and academic education
  • Copy of your school leaving certificate
  • Copy of the final certificate of your vocational training (if applicable)
  • Proof of other professional activities and qualifications (if applicable)

After a positive review of the information and documents submitted, you will receive an invitation to the entrance examination.

The admissions and application procedure at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences is free of charge.

2. Entrance Examination

  • You will receive an invitation to the entrance examination at least 2 weeks before the examination date.
  • You have the choice: The entrance examination can take place on site (in Magdeburg or Stendal) or online.
  • The entrance examination is held in the language of instruction of the study programme (usually: German, StREaM programme: English).

Components of the entrance examination:

1. Written examination

  • Duration: at least 90 minutes
  • Content: Knowledge of the basic subjects of the study programme
  • Passing the written examination is a requirement for participation in the oral examination.

2. Oral examination

  • Duration: 20 – 60 minutes
  • Content: Proof of knowledge and skills in the fundamentals of the study programme


  • Graded according to the German grading system from 1.0 to 5.0:
    • Passed: 1.0 – 4.0
    • Not passed: 5.0


The results of the entrance examination will be communicated as soon as possible.

After the entrance examination

Notice of admission

If you pass the entrance examination, you will be invited to register on the university’s Onlinecampus portal. Further admission to the study programme will be processed via the portal.

Applications for programmes with no admission restrictions are processed continuously. Notices of admission will be sent by the university via the university’s Onlinecampus portal.

For programmes with admission restrictions that start in the winter semester, you will be informed of the results of the admission procedure via the university’s Onlinecampus portal from the beginning of August on.


An enrolment certificate is needed for the visa appointment.
In some countries it can take a very long time to get an appointment at the German embassy. Therefore, it is recommended to book a visa appointment as early as possible, even if the applicant has not received the enrolment certificate yet. However, it is important to bring the enrolment certificate to the visa appointment.

Nationals of non-EU states must demonstrate, when applying for a visa, that they have sufficient financial means (currently €934 per month) for the first year of their studies.


As soon as you have received a Letter of Acceptance, please reply to the acceptance of your place of study:

  1. Submit a paper Application for Admission (by post or in person).
  2. Submit any missing officially certified copy of your documents (by post or in person).
  3. Transfer the semester fee.

Only then the enrolment is completed.

The enrolment certificate will then be sent by post (within Germany) or by e-mail (outside Germany).

Dates and deadlines

winter semester summer semester
Start of semester
1 October 1 April
Application deadlines
Programmes with no admission restrictions 15 July
Programmes with admission restrictions 31 May
Programme Sustainable Resources, Engineering and Management (StREaM) 15 March