Admission to the first semester (Bachelor, Diplom, Staatsexamen)

If you are thinking about enroling and completing a course of study with bachelor´s, diplom or state examination degree at Kiel University, you will find all necessary information about application and enrolment here.

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In order to be accepted into the first semester of a degree programme, all students with certificates from foreign educational institutions must go through the common application process through Uni-ASSIST in Berlin. You are obligated to complete the online application form from Uni-ASSIST. Please notice that you still have to send your application documents via mail to Uni-ASSIST. To apply ONLY online is NOT sufficient!

Please note:

In order to enrol for a programme of study at Kiel University, only DSH tests which have been accredited by the HRK (German Rector’s Conference) will be recognized! Contact:

Lektorat German as a Foreign Language


Some study courses require special precognition. These study courses can be found in the Studienqualifikationssatzung. Please hand in the Bescheinigung über "besondere Vorkenntnisse" gemäß Studienqualifikationssatzung along with your application.

Table of  bachelor´s degree, diplom and staatsexamen programmes

Citizens of EU member states

who are prospective students of Medicine, Denstistry or Pharmacy should apply through . Please read all of the information very carefully and pay special attention to the applicable deadlines.

German citizens with certificates from foreign educational institutions

who are seeking admission to limited enrolment degree programmes should apply directly with Kiel University, Student Services, Office of  Admissions. You do not have to have academic certificates recognised separately.

German citizens with foreign academic certificates seeking admission to an open enrolment degree programme should register directly at the  Student Office, Administration Buildung, 1st floor. You do not have to have academic certificates recognised separately.


To find out whether foreign academic certificates qualify you for study at a German university, please visit the website of the Central Office for Foreign Educational Affairs (ZAB) at: