Applying for a Bachelor's Degree Programme

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THE APPLICATION DEADLINES

Attention! These are cut-off deadlines! You can only apply WITHIN those deadlines!

(uni-assist applicants can start their application process earlier!)

Your programme will start in:Your application must be made:
Winter term (on 1 October)from 20 May until 15 July (cut-off period!!)
Summer term (on 1 April)from 20 November until 15 January (cut-off period!!)
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THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The word uni-assist written in coloured letters [picture: uni-assist]


If you obtained your university entrance qualification (UEQ) abroad and want to apply for a Bachelor programme at HTW Berlin, you have to apply via uni-assist (Arbeits- und Servicestelle für internationale Studienbewerbungen e.V.). This does also apply to Germans who obtained their university entrance qualification abroad, and does also apply, if you are already immatriculated at another German university and want to transfer into a bachelor programme at HTW Berlin.

Uni-assist will charge a fee from you for the examination of your application documents. However, if you paid this fee you can apply with one set of application documents at all university in Germany who cooperate with uni-assist. You will find a list of all those universities and also all information on the application procedure and application form at: uni-assist

Please fill in the uni-assist application form and send your complete application documents within the aforementioned application periods directly to uni-assist at the following postal address:

HTW Berlin
c/o uni-assist
Helmholtzstraße 2 - 9
10587 Berlin

From the summer semester of 2014 onwards, an online application via uni-assist’s online portal for study applicants shall be compulsory. Please register in the online portal, create your application form and then send this to uni-assist electronically. Once this is done, please print it out, sign it and send the signed form in paper form to uni-assist along with your remaining documents.
Online Portal

Please note that our application periods are cut-off periods. This means applications after the deadlines are not possible. The date of receipt of your documents counts, not the date of the postal stamp.

Please also observe the special application periods and procedures for aptitude tests.
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THE APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

You must submit a number of documents as authenticated paper copies to uni-assist. Down below it is explained in more detail which documents exactly will be required from you.

The most important information is also available for download here:
Please read through sections 1 - 4 very carefully so that you can submit all of the necessary documents.
If your application documents are incomplete, your application will be excluded from the admission procedure!

Information about standard official authentication and standard „sworn translation“ can be found here
Authentication
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1. General Certificates 

Certificate from School education and university/college credentials from your native country
Copies of your reports and credentials must also be submitted with your application to the HTW.
Find information about the validation of credentials under www.anabin.de (This page is only available in German)
More useful information can be found here: www.inobis.de
Certificate from the “Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung” (Berlin senate office for education, science and research)
Accreditation of all school leaving and university/college certificates from your native country is only necessary if your certificate is not listed under www.anabin.de (This page is only available in German).
More information can be found in the section on the Validation of Credentials.
APS-Certificate
Applicants from China, Vietnam and Mongolia have to submit a APS-Certificate.
Find information on the academic test centre under
www.peking.diplo.de (This page is only available in German)
www.hanoi.diplo.de (This page is only available in German)
www.ulan-bator.diplo.de (This page is only available in German)
Certification of the “Feststellungsprüfung” (assessment test)
The assessment test is only necessary if your certificates are not eligible to the German university entrance examination (Abitur).
More information can be found in the Preparatory course section.
Certification of the German language university entrance examination for foreign students (DSH-2)
(n/a for English language courses of study)
Further information can be found in Language Requirements.
Certification of a pre-study internship for the desired study programme
Only if your study programme requires a pre-study internship.
More information can be found in the Pre-Study Internship section.
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2. Certificates Required for Specific Study Programmes 

Certification of a passed aptitude test
for the study courses Communications Design, Fashion Design and Conservation-Restoration/ Field Archaeology.
More information can be found in the Aptitude Tests section.
Proof of mandatory consultation with advisor and submission of internship report
for the Museums Studies programme
English language proficiency certificate on C1 level
for the Bachelor degree programme International Business: Language Requirements
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3. Special Documents for Applicants Who Already Studied at another University in Germany or abroad 

Previous study credits from other German universities
If you are currently a registered student at another university in Germany, or if you have been in the past, you are obliged by law to submit complete documentation about your previous studies within the application period. This documentation contains: an up-to-date grade transcript with stamp and signature from all previous universities, which shows all study credits and grades (and also your failed examinations and all examinations that you registered for but did not attend), and descriptions of the contents of all courses listed on that grade transcript. We will also need an indication of thesemester hous of each of the courses. For more information, please see the leaflet information on university transfer [PDF, 40 KB]
Previous study credits from universities outside of Germany
If you have never before been a registered student at another German university but have alread studied abroad, you can choose whether you want to have your previous study credits accredited towards your study at HTW Berlin. Firstly, you should compare your past credentials with the coursework in your intended study programme.
The curricula of the study programmes offered at the HTW can be found in the detailed information for interested applicants to the respective programme. Study Programmes. If you find that they are comparable and if you want to have them accredited, you must also submit complete documentaion about your previous studies within the application period. This documentation contains: an up-to-date grade transcript with stamp and signature from all previous universities, which shows all study credits and grades (and also your failed examinations and all examinations that you registered for but did not attend), and descriptions of the contents of all courses listed on that grade transcript. We will also need an indication of the semester hours of each of the courses. For more information, please see the leaflet information for university transfer [PDF, 40 KB]
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4. Special Applications 

Hardship cases, improvement of waiting period or average mark
Please check if this applies to you before filing an application. In general, documented proof of all specifications made in such applications must be provided. Please read through the application’s contents and consult us for advice in case of doubt
Special Applications for Hardship Cases or Compensation for Disadvantages [PDF, 126 KB]  (This page is only available in German)
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Details for Applications for a Second Degree (Zweitstudium)

If you have already completed a bachelor programme at German university and want to apply at HTW Berlin for another bachelor programme, you do not have to apply via uni-assist. Instead, please refer to the section "Bewerbungen" on our German language homepage: Bewerbung
To apply please proceed as is described there and submit the following documents:
Degree certificate of your completed study programme in Germany
Letter of motivation for your anticipated second bachelor degree
Explaining your personal reasons for wanting to study another degree on the same academic level.
Certification of pre-study internship
If required in the desired study programme.
More information can be found in the Pre-Study Internship section.
Other certificates required for specific study programmes
If required in the desired study programme (e.g. aptitude test)
Complete documentation about your previous study credentials
Grade transcript with stamp and signature from your previous German university and short descriptions of the course contents of each course listed on that grade transcript as well as an indication of the semester hours of each course.
German or English language certificate
If required for the study programme you want to apply for.
 
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