FAQ Application - Frequently asked questions

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1. Degree courses/Access and admission requirements

1.2 Which courses of studies have admission restrictions?


There is a NC (numerus clausus) for the degree courses in Health and Social Services and Inclusive Studies. There are individual admission requirements for the Master degree courses, which are laid down in the corresponding study and examination regulations.

All courses of the Department of Engineering as well as Business Administration, Digital Product Management, International Business Administration, Public Management and Social Management are admission-free.

1.3 How high is the NC (numerus clausus) in the courses of studies concerned?

The respective NC values are only determined again during the current procedure. No information or forecasts can be given in advance! The last NC can only serve as an orientation. It can be obtained from the Student Service Centre (SSZ).

1.4 For which courses of studies is a pre-study internship required?

For the degree programmes in Health and Social Services and Inclusive Studies, proof of a 12-week pre-study internship is required, unless a qualification in a social or health service profession can be shown.

When applying for admission, students must prove that they have completed at least 6 weeks of this internship by the start of the programme; the remaining 6 weeks must be completed during the first part of the study program.

Please see the following pdf-document for recognised internships or training qualifications.

Download it here: Information about the pre-study internship (pdf)

ATTENTION: Admission to the winter semester 2020/21 is also possible without a preliminary internship. Students must complete the pre-study internship within the first academic year. For admission they need a confirmation from an institution about the planned period of the internship.

2. Online application and postal application

2.1 HOW do I apply WHERE and WHEN?

For both the Bachelor's and Master's courses of studies you must apply online via the Admission portal in QISPOS at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences. You must then print out the application, sign it and submit it with all the necessary documents to the Student Service Centre (SSZ).

Applications for a higher semester are currently not possible online. Applications for the Master's courses of studies Systemic Counselling and Transdisciplinary Early Intervention can now also be submitted online.

Contact us:

Hochschule Nordhausen Student Service Centre (SSZ) Weinberghof 4 99734 Nordhausen Phone: 03631 420-222/226 Fax: 03631 420-811 E-mail: sszhs-nordhausen.de

Application deadlines for the winter semester: see online application

2.2 What documents do I need to include with my application?

When applying for a Bachelor degree course, the signed application form and a simple copy of the university entrance qualification (A-level certificate or other suitable certificates) must be sent to the university. In the field of social sciences, proof of the required preliminary internships must also be enclosed.

When applying to a Master degree course, proof of a first degree qualifying for professional practice in accordance with the admission requirements of the Master degree course is required in addition to the signed application form.

The documents to be submitted for Master applications differ. Please refer directly to the courses of studies to find out which additional documents have to be submitted.

2.3. Do I have to submit a CV?

A CV is only necessary if you want to apply for the course of studies "Innovation and Change Management".

2.4 What must an official certification look like?

Any public body that uses a seal (public authorities such as local, municipal or district authorities or schools, notaries, courts, etc.) may certify. Certifications from the following bodies are not recognised: Associations and banks. All pages must bear the certification mark, signature and official seal.

2.5 Can I apply for more than one course of studies at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences?

You can apply for two courses of studies at the university. Please make sure that you create your first choice as your first degree course. If you apply more than once, Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences will consider the last application for admission received by the deadline as your first choice.

2.6 Application to a higher semester or the change of the course of studies: Do I have to enclose proof of an orientation procedure?

Applications for a higher semester can be sent by post to the Student Service Centre. You will find the corresponding application forms (admission/enrolment in the Bachelor or Master degree courses) at Applications and Information Sheets.

The application must be accompanied by a university entrance qualification, a certificate of exmatriculation from the previous university (if applicable), as well as proof of creditable examination results and a certificate of no objection. After receipt of all documents, they will be submitted to the respective examination board for decision.

2.7 When can I find out the status of my application and how long does it take to process it?

You can check the receipt of your application and the processing status via our online portal by entering the applicant number and password. Your application will be processed promptly.

If you are applying for a higher semester, information can only be provided by telephone. Please contact the Student Service Centre (SSZ), Phone: 03631/420-222

2.8. The login at the online portal has failed. What can I do and who do I have to contact?

Please send the error message via e-mail to the Student Service Centre (SSZ).

2.9 If documents are missing: How can I be informed that documents are not correct or are still missing?

A confirmation of receipt regarding the completeness or incompleteness of the documents will not be sent. You can check the completeness of your documents via the online portal.

3. Admission and registration

3.1 When will I receive a letter of admission or refusal?

For courses with restricted admissions, the selection procedure takes place after the application deadline (15.07.). Notifications of admission will be sent out by 31.07. of the year at the latest. Notifications of rejection will be sent after the completion of all possible succession procedures.

In the case of applications to the Master courses, the notifications will be sent after the decision of the responsible lecturers from the respective study area.

3.2 How can I print out my application for admission again?

You can retrieve and print out the "Application for Admission" as a PDF application via our online portal by entering the applicant number and password again under the heading "Applications".

3.3. Until which date do I have to be registered? And when do I get my study certificates issued?

The date of enrolment will be stated in the letter of admission. You will receive the certificates of enrollment together with your provisional student ID when you enroll. You can also register by mail. In this case the documents will be sent to you. For more information, see Information for First Semesters (this page is only visible during the application period).

During the introductory week of studies, you will receive the thoska card, which replaces the provisional student ID.

3.4 Until which time must the de-registration from another university be received?

The certificate of exmatriculation must be presented at the latest when enrolling at the Hochschule Nordhausen.

4. International applicants

4.1 For international applicants: How can I apply to study at the Hochschule Nordhausen?

The application deadline for courses of studies with restricted admission (Health and Social Services and Social Management) is 15.07. of the year and for the other courses of studies 30.09. of the year. However, international applicants can apply at any time.

Since often language courses or a preparatory college must still be attended, we recommend that you apply as early as possible. Early application is also recommended for the granting of any necessary visa.

Applicants with a foreign secondary school leaving certificate or foreign university degree should apply directly via uni-assist.

This is an institution jointly run by universities, which carries out the expert examination of the application documents.

Application documents should be sent exclusively to the following address:

uni-assist e.V. 11507 Berlin - Germany

Applicant Hotline +49 (30) 666443-45

You can find more information about uni-assist and the possibility of applying online at www.uni-assist.de or in the uni-assist FAQ.

4.2 For international applicants: Which requirements must be fulfilled?

International applicants who apply for admission to Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences need a secondary school leaving certificate (Abitur, Matura, Baccalauréat, A-level, Leaving Certificate, etc) just like German applicants. They must also prove that they have sufficient knowledge of the German language.

Further information can be found on the website of the International Office of Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences in the Come In! section.

5. Other questions (study guidance, housing, financial support etc.)

5.1 Who is responsible for study guidance at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences?

The contact persons for the student advisory service at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences are Silke Umann (Head of the Student Service Centre) and Kerstin Kresel. Contact: studienberatunghs-nordhausen.de

5.2 Are there tuition fees at the Hochschule Nordhausen?

There are no tuition fees for studying at the Hochschule Nordhausen.

5.3 When must the semester fee be paid and how much is it?

You pay the semester fee for the first time when you receive the notification of enrollment.

The semester fee is 153,70 euros, for first-year students 175,44 euros. This amount is made up of four or five components and includes the Thuringia ticket DB Regio and the public transport ticket. (see www.stw-thueringen.de for details).

  • Contribution Student Union: 74,00 Euro
  • Semester ticket DB Regio Thuringia: 47,74 Euro
  • Public transport ticket: 28,70 Euro
  • Student body contribution: 5,00 Euro
  • Semester ticket for first-year-students: 20,00 Euro
  • Total: 155,44 Euro; for first-year students 175,44 Euro

Different contribution rates apply for students in continuing education master's programmes. Please inquire at the Student Service Centre by e-mail (sszhs-nordhausen.de).