Admission to the German course

You are interested in completing a course of study in German (e.g. Bachelor or Master) at Kiel University and have proof of eligibility for university admission. However, if you are unable to show sufficient German language proficiency, Kiel University offers you the possibility to attend the German as a foreign language course at the Center for Key Qualifications (ZfS). You will find all the necessary information about application and admission here.

ATTENTION only for German courses:

From the winter term 2019/2020 onwards, fees will be charged for the German courses. Further details are provided in the application information below.

Application deadlines are January 31st for the up-coming summer semester and July 31st for the winter semester.

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All foreign applicants with foreign certificates have to apply through Uni-ASSIST in Berlin. You are must complete the Uni-ASSIST application form online but please note that you still have to send your application documents to Uni-ASSIST via mail or post. To only apply online ist NOT sufficient!

Please note:

The German language programme at Kiel University is NOT a beginner's level course. You must demonstrate a certain level of language proficiency as explained in the information on admissions. Basic courses in German are offered e.g. at the  Adult Education Center  (Volkshochschule) in Kiel.


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