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Foreign Students

Do you intend to study at an institution of higher education, university of applied sciences or vocational college in Baden-Württemberg? In the following section we have summarised special information and tips for you as foreign students.

Tip: You can find information on the various institutions of higher education and conditions for studying in Baden-Württemberg under www.studieninfo-bw.de, the study information portal of the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg, or for courses in English under "Study-Guide".

To be admitted to study at an institution of further education in Germany, foreign applicants require proof of qualifications, which are equivalent to the German higher education admis-sion authorisation (Allgemeine Hochschulreife, Fachgebundene Hochschulreife or Fachhochschulreife). If your certificates do not originate from one of the European Union (EU) countries, then first of all the equal footing of the qualification is checked. Exact information can be obtained in the procedure description "Accreditation of the Higher Education Admission Authorisation (foreign school-leaving Certificates)".

Students from the EU including Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein have to apply for a place of study (Application for admission) directly to the respective institution of higher education or to the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung just like German students. General information on the different admission procedures and the corresponding detailed procedure description can be found in Section "Admission to Higher Education".

All other foreign students (non-EU) can find the information that applies to them in the procedure description "Application for Admission of foreign Applicants (non EU)".

In the corresponding subsections you will find what you have to take into account for changes during your course of study or at the end of the course of study as well as a list with links to additional information for foreign students.

Release note

The German original version of this text was drafted in close cooperation with the relevant departments. The Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst released it on 19.05.2015. Only the German text is legally binding. The Federal State does not assume any liability for the translated texts.
In cases of doubt or if you have any questions or problems, please contact the relevant authorities directly.
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