Information & offers for international applicants
Application by 30 September
Apply by 30 September. An earlier deadline (15 July - might be postponed due to the coronavirus) only applies to the degree programmes with restricted admission (Bachelor Social Work, as well as German Studies, Natural and Social Sciences as Interdisciplinary School Subject (“Sachunterricht”) and Mathematics in the Bachelor Combined Studies). For Physical Education/Sports Science, English Studies, Design Pedagogy and Music Education, please observe the dates of the aptitude tests.
Please apply directly via the application portal of the university (i.e., not via Uni-Assist).
Good prospects for a place at university
Most degree programmes are admission-free so that all applicants who meet the requirements obtain a place at university.
In recent years, all international applicants from non-EU countries who applied for degree programmes with restricted admission have also been able to obtain a place (regardless of their grades), since the university reserves a fixed contingent of places for these international students.
Language certificate and conditional admission
If you cannot yet provide the required language certificate, but you have advanced language skills, it may be possible (on a case-by-case basis) to be admitted on condition that you provide the required proof of your language skills at a later date.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Frauke Schumacher (frauke.schumacher[at]uni-vechta[dot]de).
Preliminary examination of the application documents
Are you unsure whether your school certificate will be recognised for a Bachelor’s degree programme (or whether your Bachelor’s degree will be recognised for a Master’s degree programme) in Germany?
We are happy to check your certificates in advance. Please contact Dr. Frauke Schumacher (frauke.schumacher[at]uni-vechta[dot]de) in cases like this.
Support with the application process
Would you like support in filling out the online form of the application portal?
Please feel free to contact our student tutor, Hazim Shahab (hazim.shahab[at]mail.uni-vechta[dot]de), or visit the open virtual office hours: (place: https://webmeetings.uni-vechta.de/b/sch-rxl-2jg / fridays, 9 a.m. (in German)).
German intensive courses B2/C1 and format training
The International Office offers intensive language courses for prospective students, applicants and students with a conditional admission. Details can be found here.
Advice and networking
Application procedure and requirements
Do you have questions about the application procedure or the application requirements? Dr. Frauke Schumacher is happy to give you advice via e-mail (frauke.schumacher[at]uni-vechta[dot]de) or video conference (by appointment) or during our open virtual office hours (place: https://webmeetings.uni-vechta.de/b/sch-rxl-2jg / Thursday, 25.06./09.07./23.07., 10 a.m.).
“Back to School” and adaptation period
If you have any questions about the adaptation period for international teachers or the “Back to School” programme, please feel free to contact Dr. Katrin Schumacher via e-mail (katrin.schumacher[at]uni-vechta[dot]de) or video conference (by appointment) or Lea Sophie Schmidt via phone (consultation hours: Tuesday 9 am-12 pm / +49 (0)4441-15 158).
BAföG and Deutschlandstipendium
Lea Sophie Schmidt is happy to give you advice on questions regarding a BAföG ((federal student loan programme) application and regarding the Deutschlandstipendium (scholarship for students in Germany). You can contact her via e-mail lea-sophie.schmidt[at]uni-vechta[dot]de or phone (consultation hours: Tuesday 9 am-12 pm / +49 (0)4441-15 158). You can also arrange a video conference appointment.
Open Q&A session with students
You can come by and ask questions about the degree programmes and studying in general in a relaxed atmosphere (the sessions are held mainly in German). Students and graduates of the degree programmes are looking forward to getting to know you. A registration is not necessary.
Gerontologie (Bachelor): Tuesday, 23.06./07.07./21.07., 11 a.m.
Soziale Arbeit (Bachelor und Master): Tuesday, 23.06./07.07./21.07., 12 a.m.
Bachelor Combined Studies: Tuesday, 23.06./07.07./21.07., 1 p.m.
Master of Education: Wednesday, 08.07., 12 a.m.
Kulturwissenschaften (Master): Thursday, 25.06./09.07./23.07., 2 p.m.
"Stammtisch" for international students
The Stammtisch (regulars’ table) for international students offers the opportunity to exchange information and tips and to ask questions in a laid-back atmosphere. It currently takes place in a digital conference room every Sunday from 4 to 6 pm. Applicants are also very welcome.
If you are interested, please contact the student tutor Omar Farhan (international.office[at]uni-vechta[dot]de) to get the link to the digital conference room.
Advice and support during studies
We will also gladly advise and support you during your studies if you need help. Furthermore, we offer a subject-specific mentoring programme for first semester students.
In addition, you can of course take advantage of the offers from other university institutions, for example the writing support of the Language Centre or the offers from the Central Student Advisory Service and the Career Service.
In addition to offers related to studying, there is also a wide range of leisure activities.