Hochschulstart (DoSV)

Here you can go to the portal of "Hochschulstart"

PRIMUSS-application portal THI

Here you can apply and check the progress of your application

Uni-Assist

Here you can go to the online-portal of uni-assist to apply for the VPD

Check university access

Find out if you are qualified to study in Germany

Bachelor courses

Find out about all offered Bachelor courses

Bachelor application from Germany

Here you can find information for Bachelor applicants from Germany

Overview application process

In case the higher secondary school certificate was acquired outside of Germany a VPD from uni-assist is necessary.

To stay on top of things while handling the three different portals we recommend to use the


 Checklist for Bachelor application with Hochschulstart (pdf)


 For even more detailed information on the application process you can also take a look at the Step-by-Step guide for application (pdf)

 The only courses which are not admission-limited are Technical Design (German-taught) and the courses of the Institute for Executive Education. For those courses registration in the portal of Hochschulstart is not necessary, as the admission procedure will be carried-out by the university itself.

FAQs regarding uni-assist

  • All applicants who acquired their university qualification in Germany or their Abitur certificate at a school with the German Abitur examination rules.
  • Applicants who completed a Studienkolleg programme in Germany and whose certificate indicates a total average (average of foreign proof of education and average of determination exam).
  • Graduates of the European schools in Germany (International Baccalaureate (IB): These applicants submit their certificates and a recognition of the certificate recognition office for the Free State of Bavaria with the calculated total grade and the "certificate on the calculation of the German average for the ZVS“.
  • Applicants with AbiBac: These applicants need to submit their certificate and the "certification on the acquisition of the general university qualification" to Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences.
  • Graduates of the German schools in Greece: Submit your certificate on the supplementary exam as well as the Apolitirio.

 Yes, please observe the special rules for applicants from the PR China, Vietnam, Mongolia

Applicants from the PR China, Mongolia and Vietnam need to have their grade sheets and academic proof of performance reviewed and recognised by the Academic auditing office (Akademische Prüfstelle, APS) i n their home country. The original APS certificate has to be submitted to uni-assist e.V. Certified copies will not be accepted. Without the APS certificate or the APS confirmation in original, the documents cannot be assessed!

Academic Audit Office Peking

Academic Audit Office Ulan Bator

Academic Audit Office Hanoi

We recommend to apply as early as possible. You can always apply at uni-assist e.V., you don't have to wait until the application period at the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt starts.

To make sure your VPD is audited in time (which means before the application period at the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt ends and you can't submit further documents) you have to apply at uni-assit e.V. until:

  • 15th of June (when applying for a winter term)
  • 1st of December (when applying for a summer term)

Please make sure that your request for the preliminary exam documentation arrives at uni-assit e.V. including a complete set of correctly certified documents and proof of payment in time.

Uni-assist e.V. usually needs about 4 weeks to process your application. Please plan on a few additional days, since questions may delay the procedure. Uni-assist e.V. will send the preliminary inspection documentation to you via regular mail and e-mail.

When requesting the preliminary inspection documentation, you need to transfer the fees to uni-assist e.V. (table of charges uni-assist). The audit fee for certificates is 75 Euro at the moment. Any additional application at another university currently costs 30 Euro.

Please note that your application cannot be processed if you did not yet transfer the fee (payment options uni-assist). We recommend to submit a copy of the account statement or a transfer voucher with your documents.

Please search for our university on the page of uni-assist without specifying the study course you're interested in.
Then two possibilities will be provided: "Bachelor - all subjects" or "Master - all subjects"

Please select accordingly. The study course you're interested in can be choosen in the online-application-portal of our university.

If the proof of education assessed by uni-assist e.V. does not meet the requirements, the recognition is made dependent on the passing of an additional exam. These additional exams are performed by the Studienkolleg for the universities of applied sciences of the free state of Bavaria in Coburg as determination exams (Feststellungsprüfung; FSP) for foreigners. For more information, please visit the Homepage of the Studienkolleg Coburg.

Studienkolleg usually takes one year. At the end graduates get a certificate, with this certificate they can apply for a Bachelor course.

Two conditions need to be fulfilled to be able to reuse the VPD:

  1. the VPD was issued after choosing a "Bachelor-check" for Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
  2. the VPD is no older than one year

 

FAQs regarding Hochschulstart an the application in the portal of the THI

Admission of admission limited bachelor courses will be carried our by with the dialogue-oriented service procedure (in German: dialogorientiertes Serviceverfahren, short: DoSV) of "Hochschulstart".

The procedure is called dialogue-oriented, because applicants actively take part the admission procedure after they submitted their application(s). Applicants for example have to accept an admission offer, or put study courses in an order of importance.

Applicants can apply at various universities in Germany, but all their data will be merged at Hochschulstart. This enables to bring together the wishes of applicants and selection procedures of the universities. Vacant places can be passed on to the next applicant immediately.

A detailed description of the process with all the single steps and deadlines for applicants from abroad provides our Checklist for Bachelor application with Hochschulstart (pdf).

Depending on the time in the procedure you can find the necessary information either in the PRIMUSS-portal of the THI or in the portal of Hochschulstart.

For a guide when to look where please download our Checklist for Bachelor application with Hochschulstart (pdf).

After the beginning of coordination phase offers of admission will be presented to applicants. When an offer of admission is transformed to actual admission, applicants will receive a notifications of admission through theapplication portal ot the THI within a few working days. The notification of admission will contain information how the enrolment procedure is processed.

Notices of refusal and notices of exclusion will be published end august/february thorugh Hochschulstart.

Further information can be found at admission and enrollment.

The minimum grade for admission is not fixed before the admission process (coordination phase) took part. You can have a look on the grades which where necessary for admission in the last years on our page regarding admission and enrollment.

When you missed the application period you can not take part the regular admission process (coordination phase).

In case there are still vacancies at the end of the coordination phase and you did not get admission during the coordination phase you can sign up for the coordinated moving-up procedure at Hochschulstart.

For your application at the THI and at Hochschulstart you do not have to submit certified copies of your documents.

It is absolutely sufficient to scan your documents (for example with a scan-app) and upload them in the application portal of the THI.

In case of admission you have to send certified hardcopies of all the documents named in the notice of admission to the THI to process enrollment. All necessary information will be available on your notice of admission.

But: The application process for getting the VPD from uni-assist requires sending certified documents.

Further FAQs

Applicants from abroad who apply for a german-taught course have to submit proof of sufficient German skills, level B2.

Proof of the passed exam has to be submitted until enrollment at the latest. A list of tests which will be accepted can be found in the general statutes of the legal department.

Applicants from abroad who apply for an english-taught course have to submit proof of sufficient German knowledge until the end of the first semester at the latest. Only the Goethe-Zertifikat A1 of the Goethe-Institut will be recognized.

For English-taught Bachelor courses we strongly recommend at least English level B2 (p.ex. TOEFL or IELTS).

Yes, there are residence halls in Ingolstadt, however places there are limited. Information on residence halls and provate housing can be found on our page accomodation.

What is going to happen after the end of the application process?

Information on what is going to happen after the end of the application process can beo found on our page Admission and Enrollment.