SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences

Application & Admissions

Application process

Your application and admissions process at SRH Berlin

We are happy to welcome you to our university! These are the individual steps of our general application process for degree students. Exchange students need to apply via this link.

  1. You submit your online application via our application portal. You create an account, apply for your study programme and upload all relevant documents. After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email.
  2. We will review your application and invite you to an interview if you meet the admission requirements.
  3. The interview takes place in person at our campus, or by phone/Skype. If your interview is successful, you will receive an acceptance letter along with your study contract.
    *Please note that for certain artistic/design oriented study programmes you may have to take an additional admission test and/or upload samples of your work with your online application. Please find further details on the individual study programme pages.
  4. You then sign the study contract and send it back to us.
  5. You pay the enrolment fee
  6. You will then receive your letter of admission.
  7. You take part in our Orientation Week and then you'll be ready to begin your studies at SRH Berlin!
FAQs

Frequently asked questions about applying, admission and your studies

How do I apply?

  • If you like to start or continue a degree programme and graduate from SRH Berlin, please apply via our SRH application portal
  • If you like to do a semester abroad or an exchange semester at SRH Berlin, please apply via the following link

Is there an application deadline?

We recommend that you apply by the following dates:

Summer Semester (April intake): 1 February (recommended & scholarship deadline)

  • We have closed the application processes for the April 2024 intake. You can no longer apply for this intake unless you already have your visa or APS, you are currently residing in Europe, or you do not need to apply for a visa to study according to your citizenship (EU/EEA citizens + citizens from several other countries).
  • After 28 February, we can only admit you if there are still places available in your chosen programme.
  • Start of the semester: 1 April

Winter Semester (October intake): 15 August 

  • After 15 August, we can only admit you if there are still places available in your chosen programme.
  • If you are unable to come to Germany for the start of the semester (1 October):

If you are an international candidate (who needs to apply for a student visa), we recommend that you apply at least four months before the start of your studies in order to have enough time to make the necessary visa and travel arrangements. 

Please contact the German Embassy in your home country to enquire about the next available visa appointments.

The following application deadlines apply to exchange students who would like to study at SRH Berlin for one semester.

What are the language requirements for English-taught programmes?

Please note that no proof of German language skills is required for our English-taught study programmes.

Please submit one of the following language tests when you apply online:

  • TOEFL 87 ibt (direct entry)
  • TOEFL 79 - 86 ibt (with additional agreement)
  • TOEIC 785 (Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150)
  • IELTS/IELTS Online (academic) 6.5 average - please see Language Centre guidelines if results differ
  • CAE (grade A, B, or C)
  • CPE (grade A, B or C)
  • Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A) 59 points
  • Linguaskill: 176 - 184 (CES) - all four skills required
  • Duolingo: 110 points

We are currently also accepting the following tests:

What are the language requirements for German-taught programmes?

If you are from a non-German speaking country or German is not your native language, we ask you to submit one of the following language proficiency tests with your online application:

  • DSH-Prüfung (level 2)
  • TestDaF (TDN 4 in all partial exams. If you get a 3 in one subtest, you can compensate it with a 5 in another subtest. You also need a total of at least 16 points)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C1 or C2 or Telc C1 or C2 (minimum grade good/2)
  • Sprachdiplom (Stufe II) by the Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK), aka DSD II
  • Assessment test of a Studienkolleg, examination part Deutsch
  • telc C1 Hochschule

Do I need to use uni-assist to submit my application?

No, please submit your application via our online application portal. Our admissions team will then check your application individually.

I will soon be finishing school/Bachelor's degree but I do not have a final certificate yet. Can I still apply?

Yes, you can also apply without your final certificate. Please upload an interim certificate or 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.

What are the admission requirements for our Bachelor's programmes?

  • Higher education entrance qualification (Allgemeine Hochschulreife or Fachhochschulreife) or equivalent foreign degree
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of your passport/ID
  • Further requirements for some programmes (e.g. text or work samples, letter of motivation etc.) can be found on the respective study programme pages

If the language of instruction is not your native language, i.e. English or German, you also need to provide a language certificate (see tab "Language Requirements").

What are the admission requirements for our Master's programmes?

  • Bachelor's degree incl. transcript
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of your passport/ID
  • Letter of motivation
  • Further requirements for some programmes (e.g. previous degree in certain area etc.) can be found on the respective study programme pages

If the language of instruction is not your native language, i.e. English or German, you also need to provide a language certificate (see tab "Language Requirements").

What are the admission requirements for our MBA programmes?

  • Bachelor's degree incl. transcript
  • MBA programmes: 2 years of relevant work experience
  • EMBA programme: 5 years of relevant experience in management
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of your passport/ID
  • Letter of motivation
  • Further requirements for some programmes (e.g. previous degree in certain area etc.) can be found on the respective study programme pages

If the language of instruction is not your native language, i.e. English or German, you also need to provide a language certificate (see tab "Language Requirements").

What are the tuition and enrolment fees?

The tuition fees can be found on the respective study programme pages. Once you have signed your study contract, the monthly/semester tuition fees remain the same for the entire duration of your study programme.

There is an additional enrolment fee of €750 (EU/EEA) / €1000 (non-EU/EEA).

Please find all details about fees and due dates in your study contract.

How does the health insurance system work in Germany? What kind of insurance do I need as a student?

Compulsory Health Insurance for Germany

According to the German Social Security Act, every student at a state or state-recognised university must provide proof of sufficient health insurance coverage for the entire period of study. Without sufficient proof, the student may be admitted to study, but they will not be enrolled at a German university.

For an overview on the topic, please have a look at our Health Insurance Information Sheet or this website.

German Public/Statutory Health Insurance

  • Sign up for a German public student health insurance plan.
  • When you have taken out a public German insurance plan (e.g. AOK, TK, Barmer, etc.), notify your German health insurance company of your enrolment at SRH Berlin (H0001420). Your health insurance will send us an ESMV, i.e. the digital confirmation of your health insurance.

International Insurance or Private Health Insurance (no travel insurance!)

  • You have a health insurance from another country of the European Union (EHIC) OR you can sign up for a private student health insurance plan.
  • Contact a public/statutory German insurance provider (for contact details, please see our Health Insurance Information Sheet) and send them the following details:
    > Last name, first name
    > Date of birth
    > Address
    > Email
    > Copy of passport
    > Copy of the letter of admission
    > Name of the university (SRH Berlin, H0001420)
    < Copy of your private insurance OR EHIC card
  • The public German health insurance company of your choice will send us an ESMV, i.e. the digital confirmation of your private or European health insurance.

It may be that your private/international insurance is not sufficient. You will be informed about this and must adjust your health insurance plan accordingly.

To whom do you have to submit the proof and by when?

  • You do not need to submit any proof! A German statutory health insurance company must confirm to us with a digital notification (the ESMV) that you have sufficient health insurance coverage.
  • This must be done before the Admission Check or latest by the first day of your studies (01.04./01.10.)!

For a selection of public and private insurances, please check the Student Welcome Guide and our Health Insurance Information Sheet.

When do I start my studies and when am I on semester break (lecture-free time)?

Please find an overview of all important dates and lecture periods in the academic calendar.

When does the Welcome Week take place?

The Summer Semester 2024 Welcome Week takes place from 2 - 5 April 2024.

What is happening during the Welcome Week? Further information will follow shortly..

When will the Admission Check for the Summer Semester 2024 take place?

During the Admission Check, we check your original documents.

Main check at your campus:

  • Monday, 25 March 2024 - Wednesday, 27 March 2024 from 9 am - 3 pm

Check for Late Arrivals at your campus:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am - 12 pm until the day of the Late Arrival Deadline.

What do I need to think about? Where can I find more information to help me start my studies?

You will soon be starting a study programme at SRH? Please log into our eCampus and get all important information regarding your study start! You have received the log-in details via email. If you have questions, please send an email to studentservice.hsbe@srh.de

All students receive the so called Deutschlandticket for students (EUR 176.40 per semester). You can find detailed information about the ticket here (please use the guest-log-in which you received via email or get in touch via studentservice.hsbe@srh.de) or some general information here.

Please note that the purchase of the Deutschlandticket for students is mandatory and payment must be made by the beginning of the semester. The Deutschlandticket is only valid together with a photo ID and your current student ID. The latter will be issued only after your successful Admission Check.

I have questions about equal opportunities for students at the university

At SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences, we want all students to be treated with tolerance and respect, regardless of ethnic, religious and social backgrounds. International students generally receive the same starting conditions as German students. This also applies to students with disabilities or chronic illnesses. At our university students are treated on an equal footing, regardless of health conditions.
Bringing people from different backgrounds and therefore different life experiences together opens us up to multiple perspectives which increases our ability to create and innovate as well as our productivity.

Dr. Jana Stolz-Römmermann is the equality and integration officer at SRH Berlin. She advocates for compliance with equal opportunity policies at the university. In addition, she offers consultation hours on the topics of equality and integration for all students and employees.

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