Are you ready to apply for your programme of choice?
To apply for a specific programme, it is essential to meet the entry requirements and specific deadlines.
On this page, you get a complete overview of the application process at Aalen University.
Application process for Bachelor programmes
At Aalen University, you must apply online. Here you find the Online Application Portal.
Please read the following articles carefully as they will provide you with all necessary information on how to apply for a Bachelor programme at Aalen University.
Before starting the online application process, please ensure you have a digital copy of your secondary school‑leaving certificate at hand.
- Go to the Online Application Portal. Fill in all required information.
- After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email which provides you with a link for uploading your secondary school‑leaving certificate.
- Follow the link and upload ONLY your secondary school‑leaving certificate in due time.
- (optional) In case any additional documents are required, send those to the admission office of Aalen University BY MAIL. Please ensure that all documents are certified (additional information on what “certified” means can be found here).
- Done. If your application was successful, you will receive the enrolment forms shortly after the deadline.
If you need to know as soon as possible whether your application was successful, you can check its status online only 1‑2 days after the deadline (via Online Tools)– even before they are send to you by mail!
Please pay attention to the following deadlines for applications. It is not possible to apply to Aalen University after these dates.
- 15 January for the summer term
- 15 July for the winter term
These deadlines apply to all applicants including students of higher terms and lateral entrants.
Please also note that some programmes do not admit students to start in the summer term. To find out whether a programme starts in the summer term, please visit the respective programme’s website.
You already chose your Bachelor programme?
Great, then continue reading in the section “Admission Requirements”.
You do not yet know what to study?
On our website, you can learn about the programmes offered at Aalen University. For more detailed information on individual programmes, get in touch with the Student Advisory Service. Just make an appointment, we are more than happy to help you.
To study a Bachelor programme at Aalen University, you need what is known as a “higher education entrance qualification” (German: “Hochschulzugangsberechtigung”). This generally translates to a secondary school‑leaving certificate, such as a High School Diploma or a equivalent certificate/diploma.
Not sure if you meet our requirements?
Use the following links to get more information:
When starting the online application process at the Online Application Portal, please ensure you have a digital copy of your secondary school‑leaving certificate at hand. Please fill in all fields and check your entries.
After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email which provides you with a link for uploading your secondary school‑leaving certificate.
If you spot a mistake in your application after submitting it – do not worry. Simply contact the Admissions Office and correct the mistake.
Further information on specific topics:
Applicants who already completed vocational training or did an internship or are able to give proof of an equivalent qualification can earn bonus points (both Bachelor programmes Business Studies SME and International Business Studies have additional rules for bonus points).
More information on the intern selection process itself, in particular on bonus points which are awarded by the ITB test can be found here.
After processing all data and checking all certificates, a ranking list based on grades is compiled. From the top of the list a certain number of applicants is chosen to study at Aalen University. You can check your admission status online or wait for the admission papers being sent to you.
You have been admitted to Aalen University but do not want to study there?
We do not need you to decline admission, so you do not have to do anything.
You have been admitted to Aalen University but do not (yet) know if you will accept the admission offer?
Our employees at the Student Advisory Service can help you make your decision. In addition, you can attend the Campus Day which is held 2‑3 months before the upcoming term. At the event, you will learn more about your programme of choice and get to know the campus.
IMPORTANT: Please pay attention to the enrolment deadline! Should you not be enrolled by the deadline, your study place will be given to another applicant.
You have been admitted to Aalen University and want to enrol?
Fill out all the enrolment forms send to you by mail and send them to the Admissions Office. Attach print copies of all necessary certificates and documents.
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Please check the status of your enrolment regularly using the online tools. In case there should be any documents missing, it will show there.
You enrolled and your documents have already been processed?
Please check the status of your enrolment regularly using the Online Tools. In case there should be any documents missing, it will show there. Make sure to send us the required documents in due programme – otherwise you might lose your study place.
You were admitted and successfully enrolled for your programme of choice?
Around four weeks prior to the lecture start you will receive all required information by mail.
General information on tuition fees for international and second course of study students can be found at these sites of the Ministry of Science, Research and Art of Baden-Wurttemberg: landing page and FAQs (German content).
Starting in the winter semester of 2017/18, international students who want to start studying in the mentioned semester have to pay tuition fees of 1500 EUR per semester. Exemption of tuition fees can be granted under certain circumstances.
Excluded from tuition fees are students who are citizens of one of the following countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Eritrea, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Iraq, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Somalia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway.
More detailed information on tuition fees and a possible exemption thereof at Aalen University can be found here (PDF document in German).
Second course of study
Please note: When we speak of a second course of study or second academic programme (German: “Zweitstudium”), we mean a second undergraduate program undertaken after a student has already earned one degree (Bachelor or Master) at a higher education institution inside the EU incl. Iceland, Liechtenstein, or Norway.
Starting in the winter semester of 2017/18, second-course-of-study students who want to start studying in the mentioned semester have to pay tuition fees of 650 EUR per semester. Exemption of tuition fees can be granted under certain circumstances.
More detailed information on tuition fees for second course of study students and a possible exemption thereof at Aalen University can be found here (PDF document in German).