Full-time study

If you would like to complete a bachelor or master’s degree at the Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences and you have not graduated from a German secondary school, you must satisfy these conditions and use the following application procedure. 

There is also a description here of the rules for recognition of previously completed studies, academic achievements and examination results. International applicants with a German higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, HZB) – either graduation from a German secondary school or assessment by a college of preparatory studies for international students – should submit their application according to the procedure described here... 


Application prerequisites

Application prerequisites

Scholastic and academic prerequisites

Not all international higher education entrance qualifications are recognised as having full value in Germany. Please consider the information in the Anabin database about secondary school qualifications and the equivalence agreement of the Federal Republic of Germany about recognition of academic qualifications.

Language prerequisites

The University is constantly expanding its range of English-language seminars and lectures on offer. Nevertheless, a good command of the German language is an essential prerequisite for successfully studying at the Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences. 

A key admission requirement for full-time study at the Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences is a recognised language certificate such as TestDaF or DSH and German language abilities level B2 "Good". Our University does not offer any preparatory courses to obtain this certificate. 

Teaching at the Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences is done almost exclusively in German. For this reason, it is obligatory and an admission requirement to provide evidence that you have an appropriate level of German language skills. The following certificates are recognised:

Exchange students do not have to provide an official language certificate to be admitted to their studies. Please note that German is the main teaching language. If you want to benefit from your time at the Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences, it is recommended that you have basic knowledge of the German language to at least level B1. 

A German certificate is not required for our English-language courses.

Our Language Centre offers language courses during semester to improve your German language skills. You may also be interested in a language exchange that offers you the opportunity to improve your German language skills and to teach your native language in exchange. This language exchange not only enables you to practise speaking German but also increases the contact you have with other students.

A pre-study internship is required for admission to the following bachelor degrees:

A pre-study internship is required for admission to the following bachelor degrees:

Agricultural Economics at least 8 weeks Internship regulations (PDF)
Environmental Conservation and Land Use Planning at least 8 weeks Pre-study internship regulations (PDF)
Pre-study Internship

Pre-study Internship

A pre-study internship helps you to better link theory and practice, and with a vocational and technical foundation you will be more thoroughly prepared for your studies. 

The pre-study internship does not have to be finished by the application deadline. Evidence of having completed the pre-study internship can be submitted by the start of lectures in mid-September. 

The nature and duration of the pre-study internship required is determined by the course chosen as well as previous academic and professional qualifications. The pre-study internship should demonstrate a multifaceted and relevant vocational practice of at least 6–8 weeks duration.

If you have any questions about whether your course requires a pre-study internship and if so, which type, please contact the Student Advice Centre.

Recognition of previously completed internships or clarification of the details of the contents and evidence of internship periods are done through the responsible staff member in the Enrolments and Examination Office

Numerus Clausus (NC)

Numerus Clausus (NC)

Restricted-admission courses (NC) only have a defined number of student places available. 

Of the fixed number of places, 20% are assigned after the waiting period (time between graduating from secondary school and starting the study, with other possible study times deducted) and 80% are assigned after qualification (grade obtained in the higher education entrance qualification with consideration of other possible qualifications). 


8% of the student places in an NC course are reserved for international applicants. This does not include applicants from EU countries because these applicants have the same admission rights as German students and are treated like German applicants in the application procedure. 

There is a limited student intake (NC) for the following courses:

  • Bachelor degree
    • Social Work
  • Master’s degree
    • Councelling


Application Procedure and Deadlines

Application Procedure and Deadlines

Applications for the first semester of a course are usually only possible for the winter semester. The exceptions are the master’s degree in Agricultural Economics and the master’s degree in Food and Bioproduct Technology. For these courses it is possible to start in both the winter semester and the summer semester. 

The following deadlines must be adhered to: 

30.06.: for courses starting in the winter semester 

31.05.: for our English-speaking Master programme "Geomatics" 

31.12.: for courses starting in the summer semester 

Please note: for the master’s courses "Landscape Studies and Greenspace Management" (Path A and Path B) and "Geodesy and Geoinformatics" (including pre-semester during the summer semester) there is only one application period in the year!

Important: Your complete documents must be received by UNI-ASSIST e.V. by the deadline indicated. Otherwise, you may only be considered for the following winter semester.

We strongly recommend that you submit your documents about six weeks before the deadline indicated so that there is sufficient time for any queries. 

Application steps

Application steps

Those students with international qualifications interested in studying at the Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences must submit their application documents through the Arbeits- und Servicestelle für internationale Studienbewerbungen e.V. (UNI-ASSIST).

Our university will accept online applications via the UNI-ASSIST online portal for the winter semester 2023/24. After receiving your admission, please submit the officially certified copies of your certificates for enrollment at Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences to the Enrollment and Examination Office.


The following documents and forms must be included with your application:

Application documents (PDF)

Applicants for a Master course given in English need following documents: 

Application documents (PDF)

Application fees

Application fees

Please note that you as an applicant must pay fees for the services provided by UNI-ASSIST. Your documents will only be processed after the payment has been received. 

Here you will find information about the costs and terms of payment.


What happens after your application has been submitted?

If you satisfy the formal requirements for an application, ASSIST will forward your documents to us. You will then receive an admission or refusal notification from us with additional information.

If you do not satisfy the formal requirements, you will be informed by ASSIST as appropriate. Your documents will not be returned to you.


Graduates from Partner Universities

Graduates from our Partner Universities from all over the world, who want to study at our University and to gain a Bachelor or Master Degree, should contact the International Office by E-Mail: international.officehs-nbde

If you are admitted to the University but are not enrolled, your documents will be retained for one year and then destroyed. Unfortunately, we cannot return your documents to you. 

If a course that has been offered by the University will not take place, we will promptly inform you 3 months before the start of study.  If you have already departed or have started your studies, we will endeavour to provide you with an adequate substitute course or individual modules.