3.5 Documents to be attached to an application

The application form for admission has to be filled out online via uni-assist. The printed and signed form has to be sent with all the necessary application documents (in printed form) to uni-assist within the deadline for the specific study course.

Several university courses (1st semester) will take part in the Dialogorientiertes Serviceverfahren (DoSV) of the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung. To know which courses this applies to please take a look at the course catalogue.

Before applying via uni-assist you will have to register online at www.hochschulstart.de. This application process enables the university to provide the student with a place of study as quickly as possible. The application process is the same for German as well as international students.

You can find more information online.

The following documents must be attached to the completed application form:

  • copies of educational certificates obtained so far, including the secondary school leaving certificate incl. grades and, if applicable, university entrance examination documentation and evidence of study areas and grades obtained in previous studies, or graduation certificate
  • enrolment certificate, if you are a student at another German or European higher education institution at the time you apply for a place at Humboldt, or
  • proof of withdrawal from the register of students (Exmatrikulationsbescheinigung), if you already studied at another German or European higher education institution -including Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland- specifying the study areas
  • CV starting with the beginning of school education up until date of application
  • proof of German language proficiency (through a certificate), at least at level C1 for a degree course or at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages for a pre-university access course
    Differing language requirements for a Master's course application may be requested.
  • German translations of all certificates (an exception is made for documents in English)
  • copy of passport
  • document confirming payment of the appropriate fee to uni-assist


Please send only certified copies of your original certificates (native tongue) and of original translations (German or English) as well as language certificates. Please check online at the uni-assist website for further information regarding certifications and translations.