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Admission requirements

  • Certified copy of your high school diploma or previous degrees, and any other relevant qualifications in the original language
  • Translated overview of your course modules and grades
  • Copy of your passport (personal information and photo ID page, must be valid for minimum of 6 months)
  • Proof of language proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL for English taught courses and B1 for German taught courses)
  • To ensure best chances of acceptance make sure that all your documentation are hand written certified

Many German universities allow admission twice a year to commence studies either in winter or in summer semester

  • Summer semester runs from March till August at Fachhochschulen ‘Universities of applied sciences’ and from April to September at Universities
  • Winter semester is from September to February and October to March respectively
  • Applications for winter semester needs to be submitted by latest 30th June
  • Applications for summer semester to be submitted by 30th December

However these deadlines vary from school to school as some institutions set their own deadlines
Application should be handed in 6 weeks before the deadline
Acceptance or rejection notice will be sent one to two months after deadline

If your school-leaving certificate is not recognised in Germany (0 levels), you can still study at a German university by  participating in a “Studienkolleg” (foundation course). Foundation courses take one year to complete, and conclude with the “Feststellungsprüfung” (university qualification assessment examination). Attending a prep course is the ideal  preparation for the demands of German universities. International students with Just O’levels and no A levels must attend Studienkolleg if you are applying for a Bachelor course. High achieving students may be able to bypass this!!!

Bachelor Programme

1. A COPY OF YOUR TRAVEL PASSPORT (The passport must be valid for a minimum period of 6 months)
2. A FILLED OLCO APPLICANT FORM
3. CERTIFIED DOCUMENTS OF ALL CERTIFICATES (WAEC, O/A'LEVELS,FIRST SCHOOL LEAVING CERTICATE,TRANSCRIPTS, UNI CERTIFICATE){ transcripts, certificates, results, all must be certified by either a notary public or court}
4. A TOEFL or IELS CERTIFICATE

Master Programme

1. A COPY OF YOUR TRAVEL PASSPORT (The passport must be valid for a minimum period of 6 months)
2. A FILLED OLCO APPLICANT FORM
3.CERTIFIED DOCUMENTS OF ALL CERTIFICATES (WAEC,O/A LEVELS,FIRST SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE,TRANSCRIPTS, UNI CERTIFICATE){ transcripts, certificates, results, all must be certified by either notary or court}
4. A DETAILED CV / RESUME
5. A TOEFL or IELS CERTIFICATE
6. TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION (Two letters of recommendation are required from faculty, scholars or individuals who are able to assess your ability and potential for your academic pursuit, possibly Scholars holding PhD or Professor title)

Research / PhD

1. A COPY OF YOUR TRAVEL PASSPORT (The passport must be valid for a minimum period of 6 months)
2. A FILLED OLCO APPLICANT FORM
3.CERTIFIED DOCUMENTS OF ALL CERTIFICATES (WAEC,O/A LEVELS,FIRST SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE,TRANSCRIPTS, UNI CERTIFICATE){ transcripts, certificates, results, all must be certified by either notary or court}
4. A DETAILED CV / RESUME
5. A TOEFL or IELS CERTIFICATE
6. TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION (Two letters of recommendation are required from faculty, scholars or individuals who are able to assess your ability and potential for your academic pursuit, possibly Scholars holding PhD or Professor title)
7. A proven research experience and a motivation letter with a clear statement of why you want to enter a challenging doctoral research programme will strengthen the application.

Scholarship/grant requirements

A wide range of institutions in Germany offer scholarships to international students, e.g. party-affiliated foundations, religious organisations and commercial enterprises. Do you need financial back-up for your studies, talk to our consultants, we can help you secure scholarship to cover your living cost in addition to your tuition free study during your stay in Germany.
There are many scholarship programme targeted at German and foreign students, graduates and researchers. Please note that most fundraisers and most other institutions for that matter do not provide scholarships for entire degree programme, i.e. from the first to the last semester. The selection process is very rigorous and first-time students are rarely eligible for funding.

PhD Applicants mostly get scholarship automatically awarded with their admission.
Schools award a period of 14 months to five years of financial support to students, depending on their chosen programme and based on overall academic performance. Furthermore, PhD students with children receive additional financial support.

The higher Institutions have a strong commitment to funding their graduate students in their research activities. Therefore, they offer a wide range of financial support.
- Completion scholarships
- Funding for research stays abroad for periods between three to six months
- Funding for scientific experiments
- Comprehensive travel support
- Various best paper awards

FUNDING FOR STUDENTS FROM EUROPE

If you come from one of the 28 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey or Macedonia, there are a number of special exchange programme for which you can apply. One example is the Erasmus+ programme.

Erasmus+ provides scholarships for periods of study and internships abroad for three to twelve months (for studying only) or for two to twelve months (for internships only). Depending on your phase of study, you may be eligible for a total of twelve months of Erasmus+ funding. You can receive this funding per each cycle of your studies.

With Erasmus+, you receive a scholarship installment each month. Your home university determines the exact amount according to guidelines provided by the European Commission. As an Erasmus+ student, you are exempted from paying tuition fees at your host university.

The conditions and requirements for student exchange are stipulated in bilateral agreements between universities. This means that if you wish to apply for Erasmus+ funding to study in Germany, you will be a guest student at a partner university, with which your home university has signed an Erasmus+ agreement. Internships at various organisations and companies are also eligible for funding.