Application Deadlines

Study programmes Application deadline for the summer semester Application deadline for the winter semester
Bachelor with NC (DoSV - 26 October - 15 January 14 May - 15 July
Master with NC 14 November - 15 January 14 May - 15 July
Study programmes without pre-selection by the faculty 14 November - 29 February 14 May - 15 August
Study programmes with pre-selection by the faculty (e.g. aptitude test, special selection procedures) The deadline is announced in the programme overview. The deadline is announced in the programme overview.
Application for a higher semester Mid-November - 15 January Beginning of May - 15 August

English-language degree programmes

  • Master Chemical Engineering
  • Master Materials Science and Engineering
  • Photonics
No start of studies Mid-February - 31 May


Study programmes with pre-selection by the faculty

The online application for the summer semester 2024 starts for Bachelor's degree programmes with restricted admission (with NC) on 26 October 2023, for most other degree programmes on 14 November 2023.

Nevertheless, it is not yet possible to apply centrally for all degree programmes as of the above-mentioned dates. In some degree programmes you will have to pass an aptitude test or a selection procedure before you can register with us in the applicant database. For these degree programmes, the online application will only be activated after the registration deadline for the aptitude test.

Please note that the registration deadlines for the qualifying examination are often well before the official application deadline. You cannot start your studies without taking the qualifying examination or participating in the selection procedure.


Application for the English-language Master's programmes Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Photonics

The application for the winter semester for the English-language Master's programmes

  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Photonics

already starts at the beginning of February during the application phase for the summer semester. Therefore, do not select "winter semester" in the online application, but "summer semester".

The application already ends on 31 May.


Required English language skills:

We require a certificate stating a B2 level according to the European reference framework, e.g.

  • TOEIC-Test of at least 620 points
  • TOEFL-Test of at least 87 points internet based or 567 points paper based
  • IELTS Band Score 6.0

or equivalent evidence.

We waive any evidence if you obtained your Bachelor degree in an English-langugage degree course or if English is your mother tongue.


The application for a higher semester

If you have already successfully studied a related discipline in your country of origin or in Germany, you may be able to transfer to a higher semester.

Please contact the examination office of the respective faculty. On the basis of your proof of academic achievement, it will then be decided which semester you can be enrolled in.

If at least one semester is credited to you, a certificate will be issued, which you have to submit along with the mentioned documents.


Important notice for students changing disciplines or universities:

It is only possible to stay in Germany for the duration of your study. This consists of the standard period of study specified by your university, plus an additional three semesters, in the subject you have chosen and at the university you have chosen. This means by law it is not possible to change your course of study or university!

If you intend to change your course or university for any reason, you should contact the Foreigners' Registration Office immediately to clarify whether an exception can be made in your case.

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