Bachelor's degree programmes – Information for prospective international students

To see a list of all the Bachelor's 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's degree programmes is German.

Please read the FAQ of the student records office. You can find all information about the current situation there.

Please note: If you change your study programme, you need to inform the Foreigners’ Registration Office (Ausländerbehörde) at an early stage. If not, your stay is illegal!

There is no tuition fee at Bavarian universities. But you have to pay an administrative fee for the „Studentenwerk” per semester, which includes the public transport semester ticket.


The documentary evidence of foreign formal qualifications (certificates, diplomas) must first be recognised for an application for  a Bachelor's 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


If your VPD qualifies you directly for higher education, you can apply for a place in a degree programme. Please respect the application deadline (FAQ 1)!

If you have not received your VPD by the end of the application period you can upload it via the application portal until 27.07. for a winter semester or 31.01. for a summer semester.

You will find information about the grading of your certificates in the information system on the recognition of international educational achievements at (only available in German).


Academic Evaluation Centre (Akademische Prüfstelle)

Applicants from the P. R. China and Vietnam need to upload their 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.

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 degree programme. You find a list of all accepted certificates in our information sheet about the required German language skills.

You can either upload the proof of your proficiency in German to your application or to your enrolment.

OTH Regensburg does not provide German classes of its own, 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, please register at the International Office of the OTH Regensburg.

German courses are also offered by the Volkshochschule Regensburg (TestDaF) and by a number of language schools.

There is the possibility for international OTH-applicants to pass the "Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang" (DSH) and other German proficiency tests at the ZSK of the University of Regensburg. 

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 and upload all required documents (listed in FAQ 6) directly.

Pass certificates of assessment examinations (July date) may be submitted after the application period up until 27 July.
The VPD can be submitted until 31 January for a summer semester and until 27 July for a winter semester. (Exception for the application for the winter semester 2021/2022: deadline is 31 July 2021.)

After the application deadline you can see the status of your application in the portal. Information about the different status can be found under FAQ No. 19.

If you have any questions about your application documents please contact the student records office under

After you have sent your application documents you will automatically receive a confirmation of receipt via e-mail. You can use this confirmation for your visa application. We cannot issue conditional admission during the application process.

Notifications of admission are only valid for the submitted semester.

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 some courses require you to complete a pre-study placement of at least 6 or 12 weeks prior to starting your course.

You find more information about the allocation system in our FAQ 7.


Useful information and tips for your studies and for living in Germany can be found on the website study-in-germany and in the OPEN vhb online course "How to Study in Germany".

Information about grants (only available in German) and halls of residence

Information for refugees

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