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5 Steps to the Viadrina:

⇒ Bachelor Programs
⇒ Magister of Law
⇒ State Examination in Law

For your application, please follow the steps below.

Please Note
The European University Viadrina has implemented a special webpage for prospective students calleddu.deine uni.’ It provides important information concerning your application.


Important!

If you are a German passport holder (regardless if you have dual citizenship) please only apply once according to theGerman Application Rules’. Even if you have a foreign university entrance qualification (secondary school diploma e.g. Abitur or equivalent) you must apply in this way. Regarding your university entrance qualification, you must submit a certified copy and an official translation with the application mentioned above.

Step 1: Choose a Program

Please inform yourself about the program your are interested in:

      • ordered 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?

I. Register with "Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung"

II. Apply with uni-assist

If you want to apply to study in:

  • International Business Administration
    (in English)
  • Recht und Wirtschaft / Wirtschaft und Recht
    (in German)
  • Recht und Politik
    (in German)

you have to register at “Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung”. Information you can find at www.hochschulstart.de, especially at http://www.hochschulstart.de/index.php?id=3291.  

For all other study programs it is not necessary! You can directly apply through uni-assist (see II. right column).


Please proceed as follows:

1. Register with the applicants' portal at hochschulstart.de

If you register successfully then you will receive by email an applicant ID (BID) and an applicant authorization number (BAN). Remember these two numbers, they are important further on in the application process.

2. Apply now
with uni-assist (see II. right column).


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.

For detailed information about uni-assist, please follow the link to their website at http://www.uni-assist.de/index_en.html.


Application using uni-assist must be completed ONLINE exclusively!

For step-by-step directions to the application process, see their website at www.uni-assist.de. Please follow the directions given there.

The online application form is to be found there. Print and sign it and send it together with all other documents paper based in an envelope to uni-assist.


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 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 paper based in an envelope 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.