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Deciding what to study | Student Advisory Service

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Latest information: Student Services (SSC) is available for you: at any time with a response as quick as possible by e-mail ssc@thu.de, master@thu.de, studienberatung@thu.de. Face-to-face meetings at our premises are replaced by telephone consultations and video conferences until further notice. In the coming weeks, we will be offering webinars for potential students about the THU and our degree programs. Find out more here.

Thank you for considering studying at THU – Ulm University of Applied Sciences. We hope the following information will answer most of your questions.

The only Bachelor's program at THU which is taught completely in English (except for the classes to learn German in the first few semesters) is Computer Science.

The degree program Computer Science is introduced in webinars on a regular basis. Dates, more information, FAQs and a recording of the last webinar may be found here.

More answers to frequently-asked questions:

Application process

The application process for the degree program Computer Science is specified here.
The application process for our German Bachelor's programs and the Master's programs is specified here.
Q: What is the grade required for admission?
A: We do not have a fixed numerus clausus. It differs every year, depending on the grades of our applicants. The most important thing is to apply and submit all the necessary documents in good time. If you do that, you have good chances of getting a place on our Computer Science program.

Fees

Information on tuition fees and contributions can be found here.
Information on exemption from tuition fees can be found here
More information about your obligations to pay tuition fees can be found on the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts website.

Language proficiency

Q: Do I need any previous knowledge of German before I start studying at THU?
A: If you apply for Computer Science: No (but it helps with living in Germany). You need proof of English language proficiency when applying for Computer Science.
If you apply for any other Bachelor's program, proof of German language proficiency of at least CEFR level B2 is required (C1 is recommended).
Q: Why do I have to fill out a form about my German language skills when applying for Computer Science?
A: If you apply for Computer Science, you will be asked to fill out such a form for organizational reasons: we need to know how many students we will have in which German class.
Q: What kind of qualifications are accepted for proof of English language proficiency (when applying for Computer Science)?

A: We accept:

  • TOEFL (a score of 79 or higher)

  • IELTS (a score of 6 or higher)

  • Cambridge Certificate (a score of 160-180, B2 first, grade B)

  • A university entrance qualification from an English-speaking school

  • If at least 60 ECTS points have been earned on an English-language degree program

  • A German higher education entrance qualification, if it explicitly states level B2

See also the above notes on the application process and at this link.

Recognition of foreign university entrance qualification

Apply as early as possible for recognition of your foreign higher education entrance qualification (when applying for a Bachelor's program) or degree certificate (when applying for a Master's program) by the Studienkolleg Konstanz. During the selection procedure, we can only consider your application for admission if you submit this recognition with your application documents (German citizens with a foreign higher education entrance qualification must apply for recognition at the Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart).

Q: Can recognition of a secondary school leaving certificate be issued by uni-assist rather than the Studienkolleg Konstanz?
A: No. This is not possible because we do not have a contract with uni-assist. You need to apply to the Studienkolleg Konstanz for recognition. It is free of charge.

Q: Is validation of an International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) by the Studienkolleg Konstanz required?
A: Yes, you need to get it validated.

Q: What is the grade required for admission?
A: We do not have a fixed numerus clausus. It differs every year, depending on the grades of our applicants. The most important thing is to apply and submit all the necessary documents in good time. If you do that, you have good chances of getting a place on our Computer Science program.

See also the above notes on the application process and at this link.

Required documents

Follow the links given in “Application process” above.

Questions not answered here

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