Application and Admission

How to apply and what requirements you need.

Your application to the SRH in NRW

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Simply apply online via our portal for your application to study with us.There you create an applicant account and apply for the study program you want. You provide all the necessary information about yourself and upload the required documents. After we receive your application, you will receive a confirmation by email. We will check your application individually and let you know if we still need documents or if you are sure of a place.

Next, you sign the study contract and send it back to us, preferably by mail. Everything else will be handled by our Student Service department. They will inform you about the next steps and you will be enrolled. How does that sound? And once you have taken part in our introductory week, you can start studying!

The steps in detail for your application

Here you will find the steps for your application

  1. You apply online via our application portal.
  2. There you create an applicant account, apply for your desired study program and upload the required documents. After we have received your application, you will receive a confirmation of receipt by email.
  3. We will check your application to see if it meets the admission requirements.
  4. If the check is positive, we will send you the acceptance letter and the study contract. If something is missing, we will contact you.
  5. You sign the study contract and send it back to us.
  6. Before the start of your studies, we will debit your account with the enrollment fee (not applicable for distance learning students) and the first monthly fee. (Students with non-EU/EEA citizenship pay a higher enrollment fee and the first semester fee in full in advance).
  7. We will issue your certificate of enrollment.
  8. You take part in our introductory week and then you can start your studies!
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FAQs Important information before you start

You can find the programme-specific requirements on the respective study programme pages. The documents you need to upload are listed in “Application for Bachelor / Master programmes” (see below). For the language requirements please have a look at “Language requirements” (see below).

No, there is no application deadline.

We advise you to apply as early as possible due to organizational issues (visa issues, administrative work, …).

Please note your country-specific visa deadlines in order to start studying in Germany. We can only guarantee you a place at the University of Applied Sciences if you have a valid visa to study in Germany. Please contact the German embassy in your home country for exact deadlines.

You`ll need:

  • A copy of your passport/ID
  • Your CV
  • Your school degree certificate
  • Your transcript
  • The grading system/grading scale of your school degree
  • A proof of your English/German proficiency (see below: “Language requirements”)
  • Some programmes require further proof. More information can be found on the respective study programme pages

You`ll need:

  • A copy of your passport/ID
  • Your CV
  • Your Bachelor degree certificate  
  • The transcript of records of your degree
  • The grading system/scale of your degree
  • A proof of your English/German proficiency (see “Language requirements”)
  • Some programmes require further proof. More information can be found on the respective study programme pages

If your official study language is not English, we require proof of proficiency in English (for example IELTS 6.5/ Toefl 600 (pbT) / 80 (ibT) or equivalent/interview). No test required for students from countries with English as the official language in education.

What are the language requirements for German-taught programmes?

You will need a B2 proficiency level certificate in German language to attend a study in a German taught study programme at SRH University of Applied Sciences. Please absolve a language course in time, if required.

Yes, you can also apply without your final certificate. Please upload an interim certificate and your current grade point average. We will be able to issue a provisional letter of admission.
However, please note that we need your final certificate before the start of your studies in order to properly enrol you in your study programme.

Yes, we do!

For our scholarship program, we are looking for people who are passionate about pursuing their goals, as we believe that the success of a scholarship program depends very much on the motivation and dedication of its holders. Do you fulfil our requirements and would like to take part in our program? Check the application criteria below to find out whether you qualify to apply to our ALLSTAY-scholarship.


To be able to apply for the ALLSTAY-scholarship you must fulfil the following criteria:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You are a student at the SRH university of Applied Sciences in North Rhine-Westphalia and will be in the 1st or 2nd semester of a study course with an international focus at the beginning of the scholarship period (1 October).
  • You can show us some outstanding achievements (these can be related to your work, academic record, sport activities, or other areas).
  • You are dedicated, motivated and would like to take on social responsibilities.

How to apply

Applications will be accepted up until the 20st November 2021 and can be submitted online only.

After the application deadline has ended, the university will inform you whether or not you are invited to a selection interview. A special committee will then select students for the scholarship based on the selection interviews and applications. The final decision is made after an internal review process which may take some time. The new scholarship holders will be accepted into the program on the 1st of October of each year.

  1. Online application (CV with maximum length of one page, motivational letter with a maximum length of half a page, a current overview of your grades if available or otherwise your most recent school leaving certificate). Please note: In order to ensure error-free verification of the documents submitted, they will be accepted exclusively in German or English.
  2. Pre-selection by selection committee.
  3. Invitations for selection interviews.
  4. Final selection by steering committee.

Funding conditions

The university awards the ALLSTAY-scholarships for the standard period of study until students have completed their studies, but for a maximum of two years for a master’s course and three years for a bachelor’s course. The university expects scholarship holders to fulfil their academic potential (gaining all ECTS required per semester). This will be evaluated by the university each semester. Should a student’s academic achievements fall below expectations, the university reserves the right to end the scholarship prematurely.

Additionally, you may find scholarships on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):

If you start in the winter semester, your studies will start in October. If you start in the summer semester, your studies start in April. After your enrolment you will be informed about detailed start dates and breaks.

The tuition and enrolment fees can be found in our fee regulation, on the respective study programme pages and in your study contract.

You know, what you want? Choose Bachelor, Master or more information

The links below will take you directly to the Bachelor's and Master's programmes. However, the information under "Organisational issues" is particularly important for you.