University entrance qualification

To be admitted to study at THWS, a university entrance qualification is required. This requires proof by one of the following qualifications:

  • general higher education qualification (Abitur)
  • subject-specific higher education entrance qualification (fachgebundene Hochschulreife)
  • advanced technical college certificate (Fachhochschulreife)
  • master craftsman’s qualification or equivalent (including a mandatory consultation meeting)
  • qualified professionals (completed professional training & three years of professional experience) undergoing a consultation meeting and an aptitude test in accordance with the Bavarian University and College Act (BayHSchG)

To arrange consultation meetings, please contact the Academic Advisory Service.

More information about admission requirements and procedures is available from the THWS website: Information about admission of qualified professionals.

Language requirements

In addition to possessing a university entrance qualification you will have to prove certain language skills in order to be enrolled. If you intend to study in German, prove of German language proficiency of the level B2 is necessary. Which certificates/exams are recognised is listed in the overview "Language requirements" or can be found on the webpage of the Department of Student Affairs.

Applicants from abroad

For international students, the conditions vary widely from country to country. The most important stipulation for accreditation in Germany is that the level of education after completing the school-leaving qualification must be approximately comparable to the German general higher education qualification (Abitur). Please note that it might be necessary to complete further studies in your home country after obtaining your school-leaving qualification to be eligible to study in Germany.

On the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) you can check the admission requirements depending on your country of origin. Information is also available in the database of the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder (Kultusministerkonferenz, KMK) available at Please note, however, that this database is currently only available in German. For some countries, offers information on the specific requirements for admission to higher education in Germany.Opens internal link in current window.


Please apply online. Information about and links to the online application portal are available from the pages of the Department of Student Affairs.

Please absolutely stick to the general application deadlines of THWS, even if you cannot submit all required documents yet. Applications received after the deadline will unfortunately not be considered!


For information about fees, please visit the pages of the Department of Student Affairs.

Transfer of course and examination achievements

Course and examination achievements recorded at another or public state-approved higher education institution in the Federal Republic of Germany or at a higher education institution abroad as well as qualifications earned outside the filed of higher education can be recognized and transferred tot he student´s record in certain requirements are fulfilled. A detailed review is only possible after enrolment and correct application.

For achievements from further education programmes by the Chamber of commerce and industry (IHK) the Faculty of Business and Engineering defined the possibilities of transfer. These possibilities can be found in the brochure „Ihr Weg zum Studium“.