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Ulm, Baden-WurttembergLOCATION
Estd 1967Established Year

Ulm University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Aishwarya Bhatnagar Aishwarya Bhatnagar
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With a total enrollment of more than 10,000 students, admissions at Ulm University are a bit difficult and even more competitive for international students due to language restrictions. The university offers more than 65 programs of study including 34 bachelors and 33 masters programs. There are 1434 International students enrolled currently in the university.

  • Programs available at Ulm University are bachelor, graduate and doctoral.
  • The university needs proof of either German language proficiency or English language proficiency depending on the course.
  • Applicants have to apply online for all the courses. Pre-application can be found on the university's website and if the applicant receives a reply from the university, a paper application has to be sent.


Application PortalOfficial website of University and Uni assist
Application FeeNil
Acceptance RateN/A
Academic CalendarSemester based
Intake SeasonsWinter/Summer
Work ExperienceRequired for some programs
Financial AidNot directly

Ulm University Admission Deadlines

The deadlines are mentioned below :

Start of accepting pre-applicationsJuly
Deadline for completing the pre-application September 1
Deadline for completed full, paper based application to reach the admissions officeOctober 1
Start of the programMarch

(Subject to change without any prior notice so kindly check with University before applying)

Ulm University International Student Admissions

Admission process is completely different for Ulm University as compared to other German universities. Basic requirements for courses are not too different from others but Ulm University accepts application in two stages. Explanation for the same is given below :

  1. The application process consists of two parts - a pre-application phase for all applicants, followed by a full application for applicants who cleared the pre-application stage.
  2. First assessment of a candidate’s qualification will be given after the applicant enters all the required information in the university's pre-application form.
  3. As a second step, after university receives applicant’s full application, university will check whether candidate’s qualification is suitable for successfully attending "Communications Technology" or not.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Good knowledge of English or German language as per requirements of course
  • All certified transcripts from previously attended institutions translated in German. Photocopies are also allowed
  • Personal statement of objectives
  • Two reference letters.
  • Passport photo, for official use only
  • Visa requirements
  • Additional requirements may vary according to the chosen course

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

All candidates have to submit IELTS or TOEFL scores (whether their previous medium of education is English or not). Recommended scores are mentioned below :

Name of TestMinimum scores
CAEGrade C or better

German language proficiency requirements 

Certificate nameMin grades
DSH certificateLevel 2-above
TestDaF certificateMinimum 4 points in 4 of its sections
GDS certificateC2 level-above
Language certificate of the Educational Minister’s conferenceLevel 2 with C2 in each of its sections

Visa Process for International Students

For EU nationals: They don't require a visa to enter the Republic of Germany.

Non-EU Nationals: Required but there are a few exceptions to this rule. List of countries whose citizens don’t require a visa can be found here

Process :

  • After admission confirmation. candidates have to visit the nearest German embassy and submit all the following documents: Copy of passport, 2 passport size photographs, certificate of birth, etc.
  • Candidate has to submit Proof of Financial Resources or Proof of Subsistence. Actual amount may vary but on average applicant have to present a statement of at least 8,700 euros.
  • Also, applicants have to provide proof of university admission.
  • If you satisfy all the mentioned requirements then you can expect the visa in 4-6 weeks.
  • For more details, candidates can click here

Ulm University Undergraduate Admissions

Ulm university offers bachelor courses for winter and summer semester respectively. And also it is divided into two parts: 1. Undergraduate degrees without restriction 2. Undergraduate degrees with local restrictions.

Note: Programs with national or local restrictions have a limited number of seats unlike programs without restrictions. Seats are allocated to courses with restrictions, based on the overall merit of applicants.

Courses without restrictions mentioned below :

Courses without restriction (Start of summer and winter semester)Courses without restriction (Start of winter semester only)
Computer Science
Teaching Computer Science at German
Grammar schools; Mathematics
Media Informatics-Mathematics and Management Software Engineering
Teaching Mathematics at German grammar schools
Electrical Engineering
Communications and Computer Engineering
Physics/ Physics and Management
Teaching Physics at German grammar schools 
Chemistry/Chemistry and Management 
Teaching Chemistry at German grammar schools 
Chemical Engineering
Computational Science and Engineering
Mathematical Biometry

Courses with restrictions mentioned below :

Courses with local restriction
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Teaching Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Teaching Economics

The university offers approximately 20-25 bachelor degree programs for all International applicants.

Where to Apply: UniAssist application portal for Non-EU students

Application Fee: Free

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

  • High school transcripts, etc.
  • SAT/ACT scores if needed
  • Proof of residency in Germany
  • Counselor’s recommendation
  • English and German(if required) language proficiency for international applicants

Ulm University Graduate Admissions

14 departments of university offer more than 30 graduate courses to all the candidates. The requirements of each course may vary from each other. Applicants are requested to check the application requirements carefully before applying.

Given below is a list of popular graduate programs offered at Ulm University along with their admission requirements:

RequirementsComputer ScienceFinanceSoftware EngineeringBiology
Application period1 June - 15 July (winter semester)
1 Dec - 15 Jan (summer semester)
1 Jan to 30 April1 June - 15 July (winter semester)
1 Dec - 15 Jan (summer semester)
15 Jan - 15 march
Language of courseGermanEnglishGermanEnglish
Letters of RecommendationYesYesYesYes
Official transcriptsYesYesYesYes
GPA2.7 or betterN/A2.7 or better2.8 or better

*Candidates having a German degree can apply through the official portal of university. If having a foreign degree than one such has to apply through uni-assist.

Applicants seeking admission to graduate-level programs offered at Ulm University must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.

Application Portal:Graduate Application Portal

Application Fee: Free

Specific programs might have additional requirements that applicants need to meet with.

Admission at Ulm university is a little bit tricky due to its application procedure. In some cases, it is found that university asks secondary school transcripts also. So applicants are requested to fill the pre-application form carefully to avoid cancellation of admission.

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