The admission requirement for studying at Hochschule Fresenius is secondary school completion and university qualification, or a full entrance qualification to a university of applied sciences. If you wish to apply for admission with foreign credentials, please send us your application. We are required to submit your application materials to the Hessian Ministry for Science and Arts. Your credentials will be reviewed to determine whether they comply with German higher education admission standards. A fee is charged for this review, ranging anywhere from 110 to 180 €, depending on the effort involved. After the examination of your credentials, you will receive the notification of charges from the ministry. If your recognition was successful, you will receive the official recognition certificate after submitting the payment. Please note that the examination through the Hessian Ministry for Science and Arts can take up to three months. Therefore, it is advisable to apply as early as possible. In order to study at our university, you also need a minimum level of German (B1 according to the common European reference levels). If you cannot provide proof of this, you can attend a German preparatory course at our school before starting your studies. You can take further tutorials during the first semester The proof of level B1 needs to be submitted by the end of the first semester.
Apply online at: https://www.hs-fresenius.de/en/online-bewerbung/ <- if you need help in submitting this application, please get in touch with us. You will need:
- Signed CV (in English or German)
- Officially certified copy of your high school diploma (certified by a German official, e.g. German embassy)
- If not available in English, an officially certified copy of your high school diploma translated to German (translated by a translator sworn in Germany)
- Confirmation of statutory health insurance or exemption certificate of statutory health insurance (with reference to enrolment at a university)
- Copy of your passport (both sides)
- Declaration of consent
- Proof of German language skills (if available)
- Letter of motivation (see Submit Letter of Motivation)
In order to study at our university, you also need a minimum level of German (B1 according to the common European reference levels). If you cannot provide proof of this, you can attend a German preparatory course at our school before starting your studies. You can take further tutorials during the first semester The proof of level B1 needs to be submitted by the end of the first semester.
As the course language is English applicants are required to demonstrate the minimal B2 level according to the European Framework of Reference, proven by TOEFL or IELTS, a language test administered by us, a minimum of 60 credit ECTS in an English-speaking university program or a minimum six-month stay in an English speaking country or native speaker of English.
Submit Letter of Motivation
Once you have submitted your online application you can access all information on how the guided letter of motivation needs to be created. Please upload the completed letter of motivation as well as further relevant references on the online application portal.
Get information on admission:
If your credentials are fully recognised by the Hessian Ministry for Science and Arts and the assessment test is passed, you are offered a study place at our university. To secure your place, you will need to confirm within a specified time period.
I hope the application process is explained clearly. If you wish an individual advisory session at our campus in Cologne or Berlin, you are welcome to make an appointment with our admissions counselors.