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Depending on your chosen university, there are 3 types of application procedure via uni-assist:
Some universities only require several specific documents review by Uni-assist. Afterward, Uni-assist will issue a VPD certificate for you to use it to apply for your university.
VPD is a document issued by Uni-assist after they evaluate your documents. VPD contains below information for university to process your application:
Procedure is as follows:
You should apply for your VPD to uni-assist as early as possible because 2nd application to your university is needed before the application deadline. You may apply for a VPD with Uni-assist any time and your VPD will be valid for one year after the date of the issue.
Application procedure of Hochschulstart.de is also known as “dialogue-oriented service procedure” (DoSV/Dialogorientiertes Serviceverfahren). It applies to popular undergraduate courses with a local Numerus Clausus (NC) and is not used for Master’s courses.
You can find out directly on your university’s website if your chosen course of study is part of the DoSV. Or else, you can also see this in the Uni-assist online portal as soon as you create an application for this course.
Only for this procedure, you will need an additional registration at hochschulstart.de. Below is the guideline for you to understand this procedure:
Step 1: Register on hochschulstart.de
Log in and copy the ID Numbers BID (applicant identification number) and BAN (applicant authentication number) under “My Data”.
In case you want to apply for more than one course, you could properly set your priorities using hochschulstart account. If you need to attend a Studienkolleg or preparatory German language course before you can begin with your studies, your selected university will inform you directly about admission.
Step 2: Apply via the uni-assist online portal:
Step 3: Send all certified and translated copy of your documents by post and track its arrival to Uni-assist Step 4: Uni-assist evaluates your application for the universities. Step 5: If it is a positive evaluation, uni-assist will forward your application to the universities in electronic form. Step 6: University will send you admission via hochschulstart.de. You can check the status of you application as well as accept the admission offer on hochschulstart.de website.
The required documents will vary, according to your university or country of origin. However, below are the basics papers you should well prepare:
School leaving certificate and proof of having passed a university entrance exam for a master’s courses in your home-country (required by some universities only)
These documents could be submitted only once for multiple universities you wish to apply to. You should start with the certificate from the last school you graduated from (which entitles you to begin university studies in your home country) and continue up to the current state of progress in your university studies.
The required proficiency level of languages may differ between universities or courses. You have to check the admission criteria of your university before submitting it to uni-assist.
All copies of your documents must be notarized with an official stamp or a ribbon and an embossed seal.
Besides the copy of each certificate in its original language, you have to accompany it by a certified translation in German or English.
Some universities require additional documents which might be in the list below:
We hope you can have an overview about “How to apply via uni-assist” by now. After getting all your documents ready, you can start your application right away. Check out
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