Applicants from non-German-speaking countries have to prove sufficient German language skills, e.g. by taking an examination at a preparatory college for foreigners (DSH 2 or TestDaf 4). Proof of this examination must be enclosed with the application.
Chinese applicants also need a certificate of authenticity from the Academic Evaluation Centre (APS) of the Cultural Department of the German Embassy in Beijing.
Applicants who do not come from countries of the European Union must present a residence permit when enrolling.
German study applicants with degrees that were acquired outside the Federal Republic of Germany and entitle them to admission to higher education can only apply for admission to studies if the foreign degree is recognised as equivalent to a German certificate of higher education entrance qualification. The Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs of the country in which the degree holder is resident is responsible for recognition.
The semester fee is currently 131 euros. Starting in the winter semester 2017/2018, tuition fees will be charged for international students. For students from non-EU countries the tuition fees amount to 1,500 euros per semester. Further information can be found on the BW Studyguide pages.