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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:

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

Step 2:  Prepare Documents

Please prepare all of the necessary 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:  Apply for your Program

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)

To register for “Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung” visit the following website: http://www.hochschulstart.de/index.php?id=3291. For further information, also check out: www.hochschulstart.de. If you cannot understand German, please contact International Office for help in applying.

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 with a LETTER 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 as HARDCOPIES (paper based) 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 a 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?

  • Please note the status changes as well as comments of the admissions office in viaCampus. These include, amongst others, admission or rejection (within 6 weeks of the application deadline). You will be informed about the status changes by e-mail.

Step 4:  Get enrolled

  • If you have got admission for studying you can enroll at the university.
    For study programmes without restricted places the enrollment will happen automatically.

  • The enrollment has to be done online in viaCampus.
    At the end of the online enrolment a PDF-file will be generated.
    This file contains information about the required documents from page 2.

  • Information about the enrollment you can also find at du.deine uni.

    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.