Germany

Please note: This information is provided as a guide only. Some courses may have specialised entry requirements that are listed on the relevant course page. Please check for any additional subject/course specific requirements before submitting your application.

Academic entry requirements

Type of course

Qualification/grade

Undergraduate

Any one of the following qualifications:

  • Abitur
  • Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife
  • Zeugnis der Fachgebundenen Hochschulreife
  • Zeugnis der Fachhochschulreife

An aggregate mark of 1,0 (sehr gut), 2,0 (gut) and 3,0 (befriedigend) out of 5

Extended degree (four years, including a foundation year) Students who fall slightly below the standard requirements for an undergraduate course may be considered for an available or appropriate extended degree programme.
Postgraduate

Any one of the following qualifications:

  • Diplom
  • Magister Artium
  • Staatsexamen
  • Bachelor
  • Fachhochschul-Diplom

Marks of 1,0 (Sehr gut) to 2,5 (Gut)

International Foundation Programme

Fachabitur, Fachhochschulreife or Abitur with an aggregate mark between 3.2 (befriedigend) and 4 (ausreichend)

Mathematics and English requirements

Subject

Qualification/grade

English

10 to 15 (gut or sehr gut) in the Abitur

Non-EEA nationals who require a Tier 4 student visa must provide a Secured English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS or Pearson PTE Academic qualification. Please see our English language requirements.

Mathematics (if applicable to your course)

Any one of the following qualifications:

  • Realschulabschluss with satisfactory = 7 points out of 15
  • Abitur/Fachhochschulreife/Reifepr├╝fung/ Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Zeugnis der Fachgebundenen Hochschulreife with a minimum of ausreichend = 4 out of 5

Additional information

‌NARIC and accreditation

UK NARIC offers a variety of services on the comparability of qualifications from overseas. These services have been designed to help migrants coming to the UK to work or study and who are applying through the UK’s points based system for immigration. Take a look at the Statement of Comparability from NARIC. 

Providing your qualifications

Please be sure you're able to provide copies of official certificates of any qualifications you have taken when you make your application (please do not send us your original certificates)If any of your certificates or supporting documents (transcripts) are in a non-English language you will need to provide certified English translations alongside any official copies.