Admission with Advanced Standing
Applicants who were previously enrolled in the same or a similar program in Germany or abroad may be granted advanced standing.
Applicants who have already passed exams in comparable courses at their previous university can have their academic achievements recognized and may be granted advanced standing, i.e. they will be placed in an advanced semester.
It will be decided at the time of enrollment in which semester a student will be placed. However, this decision is not final until after credit transfers have been evaluated, which happens after enrollment.
Additional information is available in German: FAQ zur Bewerbung für höhere Fachsemester
The applications process for admission with advanced standing slightly differs from the regular applications process. Applicants do not apply through our online application platform but are required to complete an application form and mail it along with all required documents to the address indicated on the form.
During the application period the application forms are available for download on this site. They are usually published
- in mid-February for the summer semester
- in mid-August for the winter semester.
(Dates are subject to change.)