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    Important Information concerning
    Application Procedures for the Winter Semester 2020/2021 !

     Contrary to some information on these pages, the following currently applies:

    • Deadlines for Applications:
      • 15.08.2020:   for all Bachelor Programs  &  State Examination in Law
      • 15.09.2020:   for "Deutsch-Polnisches Jura-Studium" & "Interkulturelle Germanistik"

    • Certifications:
      Documents and forms are accepted without official certification if it is currently not possible to obtain them.

    • Mail delivery:
      Documents and forms are also accepted digitally as an upload as part of the online application, provided that submission in paper form is currently not possible.

    • Please note:
      If you are admitted to study at the Viadrina, i.e. you have received a study place, all documents and forms must be submitted to the Viadrina in the required form (see Step 2) latest for enrollment (paper form!).

Important!

The information on this website concerns:
foreign applicants with foreign certificates!

All other applicants follow the German Application Rules’. This applies to all those who:

  • are a German passport holder (regardless if you have dual citizenship), even if you have a foreign university entrance qualification (secondary school diploma, e.g. Abitur or equivalent, etc.).
  • do not have any German citizenship, but have a German university entrance qualification (secondary school qualification, e.g. Abitur or equivalent).

In addition to the documents described there, you must also submit a certified copy and an official translation of your university entrance qualification (secondary school diploma, e.g. Abitur or equivalent, etc.).

Step 1: Choose a Program

Please inform yourself about the program your are interested in:

      • sorted by faculty:
Attention:


Further information about each study program can be acquired at the following events:

Step 2:  Preparation - Documents and Forms

Please prepare all of the required documents and forms to submit with your programs application.

Be aware!

  • All required documents must be completed, mailed, and arrived before the application deadline! The postmark does not count!
  • Depending on your study program, further documents may be required in addition to those mentioned!

Step 3:  Application Procedures

a) What to do, if you have no German citizenship AND no German University entrance qualification?

Apply with uni-assist

Applicants with an international university entrance qualification (secondary school diploma, e.g. Abitur or equivalent), who do not hold German citizenship, must only apply with uni-assist. Please do not send any application documents to European University Viadrina!

uni-assist is a cooperation consisting of German universities that processes the applications of international students at Viadrina.

Detailed information about uni-assist you will find at http://www.uni-assist.de/index_en.html.


Application using uni-assist must be completed ONLINE exclusively!

The application process is describeld in detail, step-by step at www.uni-assist.de/en/how-to-apply. Please follow the instructions given there.

The online application form is to be found there. 


Deadlines for Applications:

  • For winter semester:    15. July
  • For summer semester: 15. January

Applications for the summer semester are only available for Social and Cultural Science bachelor programs.

Important!   All required documents must reach uni-assist online and in PAPER FORM before the end of the deadline! The postmark does not count! It is NOT SUFFICIENT to send the application documents by e-mail! You have to send all documents in paper form to uni-assist!

b) What to do, if you have no German citizenship BUT a German University entrance qualification?

If you apply for a program with restricted number of places (numerus clausus), please, follow the rules set for Germans.

If you apply for a program without restricted number of places (no numerus clausus), then you can apply directly.

Deadlines for Applications:

  • For winter semester:    15. July
  • For summer semester: 15. January

Applications for the summer semester are only available for Social and Cultural Science bachelor programs.

Important!
All required documents must be submitted in paper form before the deadline! The postmark does not count!

Deadlines for Enrollment:

  • For winter semester:    15. September
  • For summer semester: 15. March

Applications for the summer semester are only available for Social and Cultural Science bachelor programs.

Important!
All required documents must be submitted in paper form before the deadline! The postmark does not count!

What next?

You have submitted your application in time by post - what next?

Please note the status changes as well as comments of the admissions office in viaCampusYou will be informed about the status changes by e-mail.

  • If your application documents meet the requirements of completeness and form, you will participate in the admission process.
  • If your application does not meet the requirements, you will be excluded from the admission process.

The status changes concern amongst others as well admission or rejection after completion of the admission process, which will be announced within 6 weeks after the end of the application deadline.

  • Admissions, together with details for enrollment, will be provided onine in viaCampus.
  • Rejections will be provided online in viaCampus as well.

Step 4:  Enrollment

If you have got admission for studying, you can enroll at the university.

Information about enrollment you will find in viaCampus as well as at du.deine uni.

  • Study programs with restricted number of places:

The enrollment has to be done online in viaCampus.
At the end of the online enrollment a PDF-file will be generated. Page 1 you need to print and sign personally by hand, and to submit it togehter with all necessary documents. From page 2 you will find information about the required documents .

  • Study programs without restricted number of places

Please check in viaCampus if you possibly need to submit any missing documents.

Step 5:  Comply with the Formalities

You must have valid health insurance to enroll at a German university!

Short information:

  • Applicants from within the European Union:
    You do not need a German health insurance policy. Your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for study in Germany. If you do not already have this card, you will need to order the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from your insurance company in your home country well in advance.

  • Applicants from beyond the European Union:
    For you, a German health insurance policy is obligatory. After you arrival in Frankfurt (Oder), you will have to set up such a policy with a German health insurance company.