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How do I apply?

Application period for every years fall semester begins at 1st of May and lasts until 15th of July. After the 15th of July an application is not possible!

Applications must be submitted via our web-based application platform: https://digstu.hhu.de. The applicant must first register on the platform and can then submit the application. Language settings can be changed on the platform at the bottom right.

For the application in our portal you'll need a VPD from Uni-Assist. Please choose Heinrich Heine University "master all subjects". 
We do not accept VPDs from other universities!

Please note that the documents in languages other than English or German have to be certified by a sworn translator. We ask you to create one PDF file with the original and translated document before uploading it to the portal.

In order to apply the following documents must be provided:

  • Bachelor’s degree certificate (a final overall grade of 2.5 or better based on the German system; 1 is the highest grade, 4 is the lowest grade to pass)
  • Bachelor’s transcript of records
  • Bachelor’s module handbook (incl. grading system, working hours, and if possible ECTS)
  • VPD certificate from uni-assist.de (not the evaluation report!)
  • APS certificate (only if you come from China, Vietnam or India)
  • Language certificate with reference to the CEFR system with at least B2 level (you do not need a language certificate if you have the German Abitur or did your bachelor’s degree in a country where the official language is English or you were born and raised there. It is not enough if your university's education medium is English!)

Do not provide a motivation letter, CV or letters of recommendation.

If you already have a Master’s degree from a german university, please upload the relevant documents in the respective part of the application.

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to and state your applicant number and first and last name (as entered on the platform) so that we can better process your enquiry about your application.


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