Bachelor degree programmes – Information for prospective full-time international students

To see a list of all the Bachelor degree programmes offered at OTH Regensburg University of Applied Sciences, please visit Follow the links to find out more about the study programmes.

The basic teaching language in all Bachelor degree programmes is German.

Please also read the FAQ of the student records office.


The documentary evidence of foreign formal qualifications (certificates, diplomas) must first be recognised for admission to a degree programme at OTH Regensburg University of Applied Sciences. OTH Regensburg conducts the admission of applicants with foreign university entrance qualifications jointly together with uni-assist, who validates all your certificates and transcripts of your educational records. Please request a so-called "preliminary review documentation" (in German abbr. VPD) as soon as possible, as it can take 4 to 6 weeks to get it. The VPD also shows an average grade that is used as a basis for allocating university places.

How to request a VPD
VPD step by step

You will find information about how your certificates will be evaluated in the information system on the recognition of international educational achievements at


Academic Evaluation Centre (Akademische Prüfstelle)

Applicants from the P. R. China, Mongolia and Vietnam need to hand in their original documents including an average grade from the Academic Evaluation Center of the respective German embassy before the deadline.


Assessment examination / Preparatory College (Studienkolleg)

If you are not directly qualified for higher education you need to sit an assessment examination at a preparatory college in order to obtain a German university entrance qualification. In the Free State of Bavaria this examination is organised by the Studienkolleg Coburg for the Universities of Applied Sciences.

Entrance examinations in German and Mathematics are held in January and July for admission to the Studienkolleg. Over a period of two semesters (1 year) the Studienkolleg prepares students for the assessment examination which will qualify you to apply for a place in a degree programme at OTH Regensburg.

It is also possible to take the assessment examination without any preparatory semesters.

Please apply directly to one of the Studienkollegs.

Contact address of the preparatory college for Bavarian Universities of Applied Sciences:
Studienkolleg bei den Fachhochschulen des Freistaates Bayern
Friedrich-Streib-Str. 2
96450 Coburg
Tel. +49 (0)9561 / 427 060
E-Mail:   studienkolleg(at)

General information about preparatory colleges in Germany

A successfully passed assessment examination also proofs sufficient German language skills. No further language certificate is necessary.


Course applicants who have not obtained their university entrance qualifications at a German-language institution must show that they have an adequate command of German before starting their course. Different language requirements apply for the different courses. The following are suitable:

generally recognizedEngineering, ITBusiness studiesSocial scienceDesign
DSHmin. DSH 1min. DSH 2min. DSH 2min. DSH 1
TestDaFmin. TDN 3 in all exam papersmin. TDN 4 in all exam papersmin. TDN 4 in all exam papersmin. TDN 3 in all exam papers

The following certificates are accepted as equivalent to DSH or TestDaF certificates:

alternativelyEngineering, ITBusiness studiesSocial scienceDesign
Goethe-Zertifikatmin. C1min. C2min. C2min. C1
telc- Zertifikatmin. C1min. C2min. C2min. C1
telc Deutsch C1 Hochschulemin. C1min. C1min. C1min. C1
Stage II with level B2 in all exam papersStage II with level C1 in all exam papersStage II with level C1 in all exam papersStage II with level B2 in all exam papers
DSP II- ZeugnisStage II with level C1Stage II with level C1Stage II with level C1Stage II with level C1

This table is for admission to courses at OTH Regensburg only, it does not necessarily apply to other universities of applied sciences.
You can either attach proof of your proficiency in German to your application or bring it with you not later than on the day you register with us in person (enrolment).

OTH Regensburg does not provide German classes itself, but we cooperate with the Center of Language and Communication (ZSK) at the University of Regensburg, who offers German as a foreign language (DaF). In case you want to take a preparatory German language course, the OTH International Office will help you with the registration.

A further possibility to improve your German language skills is for example to attend courses at the Volkshochschule Regensburg (TestDaF).

If you want to study a degree programme at OTH Regensburg University of Applied Sciences you need to apply for university place. Please use the online portal during the application period.

Once you have completed the online application form you should print it out, sign it and post it to the OTH Regensburg together with the following documents:

  • University entrance qualification (either university entrance qualification obtained in Germany or VPD by uni-assist with average grade)
  • CV

Please do not send any original documents with your application (except applications from China, Mongolia, and Vietnam), just certified copies.
Pass certificates of assessment examinations (July date) may be submitted after the application period (15 July for Bachelor degree courses) up until 27 July.

There is a limit to the number of places available for many of our courses, so applicants will be selected based on the average grade obtained in their higher education entrance qualification.
5% of places are reserved for applicants from countries outside the EU.

Applicants for the Architecture and Industrial Design degree programmes are required to sit an aptitude test.

Please also note that nearly every course requires you to complete a pre-study placement of at least 6 or 12 weeks prior to starting your course.

Each semester the International Office organizes in cooperation with the Student Records Office and the Student Advisory Service an application workshop for international prospective students. If you are interested please contact Andrea Nuißl.


Information about grants and halls of residence

Further information about studying in Regensburg will be found in the brochure Information for foreign students

Information for refugees


We would be happy to welcome you as a student at our university!