Documents to submit – University entrance qualification

If you want to study in Germany, you must hold a university entrance qualification. The University Entrance Qualification is a diploma/ leaving certificate that allows /allowed you to start your bachelor’s degree course at university (e.g. high school diploma, attestat, baccalaureat, bachillerato, general certificate of education, etc.).

Information for German Applicants

The Abitur is a German university entrance qualification. Completing it enables you to apply to study any subject.

Fachgebundene Hochschulreife
With this German qualification, you can only study a program related with a specific subject, which is stated on your certificate. If you want to study a different subject, however, you can take the Deltaprüfung test, which is only available in German, to qualify.

Qualification needed to enter a university of applied sciences in Germany
This type of qualification is not sufficient for admission to the University of Mannheim. But you can qualify for study at a university in Baden-Württemberg by completing the Deltaprüfung test, which is only available in German.

Qualification obtained outside of Germany
The number of applications submitted by the German applicants with international qualifications such as IB or Europäisches Abitur is increasing. Often, these applicants are required to submit a document, which recognizes their qualification as equivalent to a qualification issued in Germany.

Also applicants who have obtained their university entrance qualification in Germany (Bildungsinländer) or have obtained an AbiBac or German-French Abitur can find important information below.
Find out more about foreign qualifications

Vocational qualification
Applicants who did not take the Abitur may be admitted based on a vocational qualification.
Find out more about studying without taking the Abitur

Please always submit all necessary documents to prove your university entrance qualification. If these are not complete or in an unaccepted form, your application will not be considered.

International applicants with international university entrance qualifications can find more information here.