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    Bielefeld University Admissions 2021-2022: Deadlines, Acceptance Rate, Entry Requirements & Application Process

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    Sugandhi Sood

    Study Abroad Expert | Updated on - May 21, 2021

    Bielefeld University is offering a varied range of UG and PG level courses to students from across the world. For academic session 2021-2022, international students can apply for 116 Bielefeld courses in academic areas like Economics and Management, Natural Sciences, Biology, and Law.

    Admissions at Bielefeld University are comparatively easy as the institution has an acceptance rate of over 80% for both its German-taught and English-taught courses. International students with above 60% in the academics, a strong Statement of Purpose, LORs and satisfactory language scores have a good chance of securing admission.

    Check: Exams required to study in Germany.


    Application Portal Online Portal or Uni assist
    Application fees No fees
    Total study programs 116
    International students 1900(more than 1900)
    Admission time December/ April
    Scholarships Given but not for all
    Official website

    Bielefeld University Admission Deadlines

    Intakes at Bielefeld University take place twice a year- Winter and Summer sessions. For academic session 2021-2022, the deadline for summer session ended on January 15, 2021. For the winter session, the deadlines are tabulated below:

    Deadline for Winter 2021
    Courses with admission restrictions | Quantitative Economics | Mathematics | Literary Studies | Natural Sciences | July 31
    BioMechtronics August 15
    Chemistry | Mathematical Economics | Physics | History September 9
    Philosophy August 31

    At Bielefeld, restricted courses include Business Administration, Psychology, Public Health, Data Science, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Sociology, etc.

    Bielefeld University International Admissions

    The application process for International students at Bielefeld University is pretty simple. Applicants just have to provide basic documents such as official transcripts, german language proficiency requirements, etc. in order to get admitted to the university. Applicants are also advised to apply before deadlines for the hassle – free application process.

    Admission Requirements

    • School leaving certificate
    • Certificate of attended courses like mark sheets, etc.
    • Official transcripts
    • Evidence of English or German language proficiency scores as per the requirements of course
    • Personal statement, resume, letters of recommendation, etc.
    • Visa requirements as per country laws.
    • Additional requirements may vary according to the chosen course

    English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    Language requirements may vary according to course. Mentioned below are the recommended scores for English courses only:

    Name of Test Minimum Scores
    TOEFL IBT 85
    IELTS 6
    PTE 60

    If an applicant can't provide English proficiency scores then he/she also has an option to choose a language certificate course to fulfill language proficiency requirements.

    German Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    Certificate Name Minimum Grades
    DSH certificate Level 2-above
    TestDaF certificate Minimum 4 points in 4 of its sections
    GDS certificate C2 level-above
    Language certificate of the Educational Minister’s conference Level 2 with C2 in each of its sections

    If an applicant isn't able to provide German proficiency scores then he/she also has an option to choose a language certificate course to fulfill language proficiency requirements.

    Visa Process for International Students

    Students from the ERASMUS category don't require a visa to enter Germany. Also, countries listed here do not require a visa to enter Germany due to German agreements with those countries. All other applicants need a valid visa to study in Germany and the process is mentioned below process –

    • In order to apply for a German student visa, candidates have to provide the following documents:
      • Passport copy
      • Admission letter by the respective university
      • Proof of finance or sufficient funds
      • Health Insurance
      • Passport size photographs
    • Applicant have to visit their nearest German embassy and submit the above-mentioned documents and have to pay application fees
    • The application fee is 60-70 euros (may vary according to the nature of visa)
    • Health insurance is required to enter in German territory.
    • If everything goes well then you can expect the visa in 4-6 weeks.

    Bielefeld University Undergraduate Admissions

    Bielefeld University offers a large range of undergraduate courses. Courses that are within the High German need candidates to pass a German language check referred to as DSH test (only for candidates whose linguistic communication isn't German). An applicant has the choice to skip that test if they register during a German language certificate course at university.

    Application Portal- Uni Assist

    Application Fee: Free

    Admission Requirements:

    • Transcript School passing certificate
    • English language certificate
    • Entrance examination certificate (DSH)
    • Proof of financial support (needed during the time of scholarships)

    Bielefeld University Graduate Admissions

    Bielefeld University offers over 60 postgraduate courses in the Master of science/arts and Master of education. Candidates having a science or arts background will find plenty of options to pursue a postgraduate program. Each course has separate requirements. Check all the requirements carefully before applying.

    Application Portal: Online Application

    Application Fee: Free

    Admission Requirements:

    • TC of school
    • Marksheet of previous class
    • Transcript
    • Proof of English/German language
    • Resume

    Admission Requirements for Popular Courses

    Requirements Master of Science in Public Health Master of Arts in Sociology MS in Business Administration Economics MSc Natural Science
    Semester Winter Winter and Summer Winter and Summer Winter
    Language of course German German English/German English/German
    Letters of Recommendation Required Required Required Required
    Official transcripts Required Required Required Required
    Admission restriction applicable No Yes No Yes

    Admissions at Bielefeld University are granted on factors such as academic qualification, language proficiency, submission of documents, and aptitude test results (in some cases). Applicants should ensure timely delivery of all required documents to ensure admission at the Bielefeld University.

    All admission decisions are released online only. Applicants should check their application status weekly to keep a track of their selection.


    Ques. Which all are the degrees offered, how are they composed?

    Ans. The bachelor’s degree is further divided into subject-specific degrees, those students who see their future in the teaching field have a better future at Bielefeld University.

    Ques. Is Bielefeld University providing placement to the candidates?

    Ans. Yes, BU provides a placement facility for the students. Also, JobTeaser is another external provider that cooperates with the career service of the university. Online jobs/internships are also provided for the students.

    Ques. Is it worth getting into this college? What is the rank of Bielefeld University?

    Ans. Yes, get admission into this college is beneficial. Bielefeld University ranked 166th position in all universities in the world by QS Worlds ranking. 49th position in engineering and technology by Times Higher Education. Also, 151-200 in European Teaching Ranking 2019.

    Ques. How can a candidate find his/her application number?

    Ans. The individual number is displayed at the tip of the applying method and appears on the output of the net application that's requested at the tip of the application. The candidate applicant number is additionally given within the relevant line of the confirmation email that you simply receive once you've submitted your online application.

    Ques. what is preferred admission for services? Can a candidate submit it?

    Ans. Anyone who receives admission to a study place at the start of or throughout the service and can't acquire this approval for the time being due to the completion of the service, has the proper to revive admission to the university place received at that point once the top of the service thanks to the sooner admission. so as to comprehend your claim, you have to apply again online once at the top of your service.

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