The application process
TU Kaiserslautern accepts applications for only for one degree (specify the course of study).
A direct application for a German language course or an enrollment in the Studienkollegs is not possible. This requires that you first apply for a degree programme at TU Kaiserslautern and specify a degree programme.
Time of application
You may apply to TU Kaiserslautern starting in May (winter semester) or from the beginning/mid-December (summer semester).
Apply well in advance of the deadlines:
Processing applications requires a significant amount of time, especially, if any documents need to be (re)submitted or if the certificates require an extensive assessment.
As a rule, applications should be sent by the deadlines below:
- July 15 (Winter semester)
- January 15 (Summer semester)
More information about application deadlines: Link
Submit a written application and required documents, regardless of whether you complete the form online or print out a blank form.
Your application form must be received at TU Kaiserslautern prior to the deadline for applications. Try to send your documents on time to the following address:
Office of Student Affairs
Office of Student Affairs
Confirmation of receipt and certificate assessment fee
As soon as the university receives your application, a notice will be sent to you confirming the receipt of your documents.
Together with this confirmation notice, you will find a request for payment of the certificate assessment fee of € 50.00.
This fee should be paid promptly as your documents will only be processed after receipt of this payment. You will be promptly notified of the results of this document audit.
The payment of this fee does not automatically constitute acceptance for admission.
Your certificates and documents will be reviewed and evaluated after receipt of the fee payment.
The important thing about this audit is to determine whether your certificates are equivalent to the German Abitur. If this is the case, you have a valid university entrance qualification. Other cases are evaluated to determine whether the applicant can attend the prep courses at the Studienkolleg http://www.studienkollegs.de/Kontaktdaten.html.
A notification will be sent to you if you are required to attend preparatory classes or the German language classes prior to beginning your degree studies.
More information about the prerequisites for admission such as the university entrance qualification and your German language ability is provided here.
You will receive a letter of acceptance to one of the open enrollment programmes if you submit your complete application correctly and in a timely manner and meet the prerequisites for admission. In the case of limited enrollment programmes, the number of study places is restricted. Of these available study places, 8% are allocated to foreign applicants. The allocation of the remaining places is based on merit.In the admissions process for citizens of EU member states, the waiting time and hardship rules apply in same manner as for applicants with German educational certificates (more information here).
You will be notified of the decision about whether you are accepted or not following a review and evaluation of your certificates.