3.4.1 Preliminary consideration of applications by uni-assist

Humboldt-Universität submits the applications of potential students with non-German higher education entrance qualifications (► 3.3.1) to uni-assist (Arbeits- und Servicestelle für internationale Studienbewerbungen e.V.) for preliminary consideration. The procedure concerns applications for pre-university courses preparing for degree studies (Studienkolleg) as well as those for standard courses leading to the Bachelor's degree, to the State Examination or to the Master's degree.

German citizens with foreign university entrance certificates also submit their applications to uni-assist.

Students who want to start their studies in medicine (Modellstudiengang) and dentistry in the 1st semester at Charité must also submit their applications to uni-assist. EU citizens and equal candidates submit their applications to Hochschulstart (former ZVS).

Applicants for all Master courses (Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Education) must present their application documents within the prescribed periods of time. More detailed information on the various courses offered, on the language requirements for entering Master courses as well as details on the application procedure, can be obtained online.

It should be noted that tuition fees have to be paid for several of these Master courses. Also, admission to some of the courses is the responsibility of the faculties concerned and application documents must be submitted directly to them. Application deadlines may vary.

Uni-assist does not give advice on admission requirements of particular universities, nor does it provide a telephone advice service. Please contact the university in question, for Humboldt the counselling for international applicants ( 3.1).

Preliminary consideration by uni-assist carries a mandatory charge. However, only one set of application documents is necessary to apply simultaneously to several higher education institutions belonging to uni-assist. Uni-assist provides a list of all member institutions as well information on the application documents.

Fully completed applications must be sent to:

uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin

Deadlines for applications:
(The application must be present on the due date, the date of the postmark is not significant.)

  Winter semester Summer semester
Bachelor, diploma, state examination 15 July 15 January
For the pre-university course
- qualifying for the external
  aptitude test
- for T, M, G, S and
W courses

   15 March

15 July


(M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed.) with NC

31 May

15 January
(M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed.) without NC

15 July

15 January

For one application or the first of several applications, citizens of all countries are charged € 75. € 15 have to be payed for each additional application.

An application cannot be considered until the fee has been received. Detailed information on fees and payment can be found on the uni-assist website.