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University of Kiel Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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University of Kiel (or CAU) student body consits of more than 27,000 students enrolled in various undergraduate and graduate programs. Fresh admissions are welcomed during Winter and Summer. International applicants are advised to follow the Uni-Assist admission deadlines to speed up their admission process.

  • Uni-ASSIST requires applicants to submit their application documents via mail or post.
  • Applicants have to submit € 75 for application verification via Uni-ASSIST. For those who submit multiple applications will have to pay additional € 35 for each application.
  • As per program requirements, evidence German and English language proficiency is mandatory for international applicants.


Application PortalUG/PG: UNI-ASSIST
Application Verification Fee€ 75
Mode of PaymentCredit Card (Visa/ Master Card); Money Order/ Cheque
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsSummer/Winter
Financial AidScholarships

University of Kiel Admissions Deadlines

For UG and PG admissions, the University of Kiel invites applications twice a year- Winter and Summer. The admission deadlines for international applicants are given below:

  • Summer Session: January 15
  • Winter Session: July 15

Applicants must note that since the admission applications are accepted via Uni-assist, it is mandatory for them to adhere to their deadline. Adhering to that, international applicants are asked to forward their applications to Uni-assist by the following dates:

  • Summer Session: December 15
  • Winter Session: June 15

Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students

At University of Kiel, academic programs are available both in German and English language. Keeping in mind the significance of the medium of instruction, international applicants are asked to demonstrate a certain level of fluency in German and English.

Applicants must note that language proficiency will depend on the choice of their applied program.

German Language Proficiency

To be considered for admission in a German-taught program, international applicants must fulfil any one of the following proficiency requirements:

  • University entrance qualification obtained at a German school
  • "Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz" (Certificate of Proficiency in German) DSDII
  • Certificate of the DSH-2 examination
  • Test-DAF with at least the grade "4" in all areas
  • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule
  • Goethe C2

English Language proficiency

University of Kiel accepts English proficiency scores for rendering admission to programs offered.


University of Kiel Undergraduate Admissions

The University of Kiel offers undergraduate courses international students in varied specializations. The application process and admission requirements are similar for all the programs.

Application Portal: Uni-ASSIST

Application Verification Fee: € 75

Admission Requirements: As per the university guidelines, international applicants must submit the following documents for UG admissions

  • Post-secondary transcripts and mark sheets
    • Certified copies of transcripts translated in German or English
  • Proof of German Language Proficiency
  • English Language Proficiency (depending on the program)
  • Letter of permission granted from the previously attended institution
  • Copy of Passport
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • Financial statement and bank statement

University of Kiel Graduate Admissions

The University of Kiel offers graduate programs both in German and English. However, the only 7 programs offered in the English language. Some of these are Economics, Mathematical Finance, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Computer Science and Quantitative Finance.

The application process for all the graduate programs is similar.

Application Portal: Uni-ASSIST

Application Verification Fee: € 75

The admission requirements for a few masters programs are given in the table below:

Course NameAcademic RequirementMinimum English Language Proficiency
Mathematical FinanceUG degree in Mathematics;
Minimum grade 3.0
TOEFL (pBT): 500;
(C1 or CEF) in English;
UG degree with English as the medium of instruction
Molecular Biology and Evolution

Bachelors of Science in Biology or equivalent;
Minimum overall grade of 2.5

TOEFL (pBT): 580;
TOEFL (iBT): 90;
IELTS: 6.5;
Cambridge certificate
Computer ScienceUG degree in computer science or related fieldTOEFL(pBT): 550;
IELTS: 6.0;
Cambridge Proficiency

Visa Process for International Students

International students applying for courses at the University of Kiel must review their visa procedures and meet the following criterion at the time of admission. The details are mentioned below:

  • All candidates must obtain a student visa or student applicant visa at the German Embassy of the German Consulate.
  • The visa must be submitted to the Foreigner’s authority for converting it into a residence permit for study purpose.
  • The following documents must be uploaded along with the form
    • Proof of qualification for higher education
    • Proof of any studies completed so far
    • Proof of Financial Support
    • Copy of Passport or Travel documents
    • Entry Visa

Applications for taking admission at the University of Kiel will be reviewed by the university office. Candidates will be granted admission on the basis of scores obtained in the Language Proficiency exam in addition to meeting the admission requirements established by the university for the individual programs. Applicants are recommended to go through the individual courses in detail and meet the set criterion for gaining admission to the college.

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