Your steps to HHN - How to apply

#1: Check your university access

If you wish to study in Germany, you need a university entrance qualification, called “Hochschulzugangsberechtigung” or “HZB”.

You can check this on the "uni-assist" database to find out quickly and easily whether your educational qualifications are suitable for studying in Germany.

This information is only for you. The final decision is made by the Studienkolleg -Center for International Students- of the Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, see step #2!

#2: Get your international certificates recognised

If you are planning to study at a University of Applied Sciences in Baden-Württemberg, you need to get your documents recognised by the Studienkolleg -Center for International Students of the University of Applied Sciences Konstanz.

Please note that the recognition process is free of charge and requires a certain processing time of 3-4 weeks. Application documents can be submitted at any time.

Apply here


If you need to attend the foundation year in the Studienkolleg, you can apply for admission at a University of Applied Sciences after passing the Studienkolleg final exams ("Feststellungsprüfung"). Preparation for the Studienkolleg Final Exam takes two semesters.

Application deadline for the foundation year in the Studienkollge:

- Winter semester: 1st May
- Summer semester: 1st November

#3: Start your application at HHN

Submit your documents:

Once you have received the recognition of your certificate, you can start the application process at HHN.

Please also submit the required language certificates.
(English & German language requirements)

Application deadline for the winter term: September 23rd

Only for the English Bachelor Study Programmes:

- Mechatronics and Robotics (MR)
- Electrical Systems Engineering (ESE)

Take a German Language Test:

The German language course is an obligatory component in the international study programmes and participation is mandatory.

In this course, participants learn 8 hours/week during the semester period and have intensive language classes of 40 hours/week during the semester breaks.

To make sure you join the right course for your level,  we invite you  to take an easy and flexible online test, conducted by our academic partner AIM (Academy for Innovative Education and Management).

The test is free of charge and takes place mid-July.

Registration deadline for the online test: July 1st

Please send the registration form to