Application for non-EU citizens

Do you have certificates from abroad (non-EU) and have no German or European citizenship? Then you can apply online for a course of study. Now you can apply simply and electronically online.

Please note: In order to apply for a degree programme resulting in a bachelor’s/state examination certificate, you need sufficient German language skills.

Proof of language proficiency accepted at RUB

  • TestDaF with at least 16 points within an examination
  • DSH (level 2 or 3)
  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom - DSD - II
  • ZOP or Goethe-Zertifikat C2: GDS from the Goethe-Institut
  • KDS or GDS from the Goethe-Institut
  • ÖSD language certificate C1
  • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule
  • German part of the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung)

If you do not have proof of a required language examination yet, you can find information on some German courses here:

Application process bachelor’s degree (non-EU citizens)

Please note that you must apply for all degree programmes (restricted admission and non-restricted admission).

The online application is only possible during limited periods:

  • for the winter semester;
    from the beginning of June to 15 July
  • For the summer semester:
    from the beginning of December to 15 January

By the end of this application period, you must upload your certificates and proof of the required German examination in the admissions information portal (Infoportal).

Apply online

Apply online for all degree programmes (with restricted admission and non-restricted admission)

  • by 15 July for a winter semester
  • by 15 January for a summer semester

If you wish to apply for several bachelor’s degree programmes, you can specify up to 12 courses in a single online application. Only the most recently received application is valid.

Please answer all of the questions carefully and truthfully.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact our application hotline as soon as possible.

Start online application

After completing the online application, you will receive a confirmation of receipt and the check sheet by e-mail.

On the check sheet, you will find the applicant number and all the information you need to upload your documents to the admissions information portal (Infoportal).

Upload of the documents

After the online application the upload of your documents in the admissions information portal (Infoportal) must be done! You will find all information on the check sheet that you received by e-mail after the online application.

To upload your application documents in the admissions information portal (Infoportal), log in with your applicant number and date of birth.

The upload of all documents must be completed July 15 (winter semester) or January 15 (summer semester). Please note that an upload is no longer possible after the application deadline!

Depending on the program and the information you have entered, you will find upload fields for the required documents there.

The following documents must be uploaded:

  • Copy of the passport
  • Proof of the passed language test (German) as a scan of the original document
    You can find a list of accepted proof of language proficiency here.
  • School report (original language and a translation in German or English)
  • Degree certificate from the university + list of individual grades as scans of the original document and as officially certified translations of the original documents (German or English)
  • Possibly proof of the completed university entrance examination (e.g. from Turkey, Lebanon, Iran, etc.) as scans of the original document and as officially certified translations of the original documents (German or English)
  • Possibly an assessment test to determine the eligibility of foreign applicants for studies at institutions of higher education in Germany (Feststellungsprüfung) as a scan of the original
  • APS certificate (only for applicants with certificates from China, Vietnam or India)
    Please note collective APS for other universities are not accepted!

Admissions Informations Portal

If you should have questions about the necessary documents, please contact our application hotline.

Examination of certificates

As soon as we receive your documents, we examine them and convert your grades into the German grading system. The examination may take a while. Please be patient and refrain from asking questions during this time.

Admissions information portal (Infoportal)

The admissions information portal (Infoportal) tells you whether your application is complete or incomplete and whether you have received admission to a course of study. If you have received notification of admission via the information portal and would like to begin your studies, you must accept your university place in the info portal in due time. You will find the deadline for acceptance in the notification of admission.

Log in to the admissions information portal (Infoportal) with your applicant number (check sheet) and your date of birth.

Admissions Informations Portal


You start online enrolment after you have accepted your place of study via the Admissions Information Portal.

You will find the documents you have to submit online when enrolling as a PDF list on the Registrar's Office website.

You can find information for international students in the international portal of the International Office.

Application for international prospective students
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