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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding Admission

What does it mean if a degree course has "local admissions restrictions"?

This means that this degree course can only accomodate a given number of students per semester. This is known as its capacity. The capacity is laid down in the "Zulassungszahlensatzung". This document can be accessed here (in German).

If there are more applicants than the capacity allows, the applicants are admitted according to certain selection criteria (in most cases that's their final grade or the number of their waiting semesters).

The lowest grade that still makes it is called the "Numerus Clausus" (NC).

All Bachelor degree courses with local admissions restrictions at the HNU use the "dialogue-oriented service procedure" via hochschulstart.de. That means that applicants first have to register at hochschulstart.de, before they can proceed with their application at the HNU.

Which degree courses* at the HNU do have local admissions restrictions?

Bachelor degree courses:

  • BW
  • BGW
  • WIN
  • WIL

Master's degree courses:

  • ICCMM
  • MAM

The admission procedures for the degree programmes Business Information Systems and Information Management in Healthcare are carried out by the Ulm University of Applied Sciences in accordance with the provisions of the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg. The application for admission is to be sent to the Ulm University of Applied Sciences which will also provide information about the procedure.

What does it mean if a degree course has "free admission"?

Every application that

  1. meets the entry requirements and
  2. arrives within the time-limit and in the prescribed manner gets admitted.

You can look up the entry requirements here (for Bachelor degree courses) and here (for Master's degree courses).

"in the prescribed manner" means, that the application has to use the proper channels and forms (e.g. it can't be submitted by email) and meet the entry requirements for studying the desired course at the HNU.

"within the time-limit" means, that all documents have to arrive at the HNU before the application deadline ends.

Please note: The notifocation of approval you'll receive after a successfull application does not yet mean that you study at the HNU. To become a HNU student, you have to take the next step and enroll within the enrollment period.

To apply for degree courses with free admission, please use the HNU application portal.

Which degree courses* at the HNU do have free admission?

Bachelor degree courses:

  • IMUK
  • IMA

Master's degree courses:

  • BIA
  • IEIM
What are the criteria for awarding places at the HNU?

Places in the Bachelor programmes BW, BGW, WIN and WIL at the HNU are awarded according to the following criteria:

  • 90% according to the grade of the degree certificate for entrance to a university or university of applied sciences
  • 10% according to the waiting period

For detailed information about the criteria for admission please have a look at the information sheet about the admission procedure.

Bachelor programmes IMUK und IMA:
Every application that meets the entry requirements and arrives within the time-limit and in the prescribed manner gets admitted.

The admission procedures for the degree programmes Business Information Systems and Information Management in Healthcare are carried out by the Ulm University of Applied Sciences in accordance with the provisions of the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg. The application for admission is to be sent to the Ulm University of Applied Sciences which will also provide information about the procedure.

When will I get my notification of approval?

Offers of acceptance for the winter semester in the courses BW, BGW, WIN and WIL will be available on 18 July 2017 at the earliest on the online portal hochschulstart.de. Once you have accepted the offer, you will receive notification via the HNU online portal.

Applicants for IMUK and IMA, applicants for higher semesters of the Bachelor courses and applicants for Master’s courses can also access their notification of acceptance, refusal or exclusion via the online portal. The availability of these depends on the processing status for applications or the application deadline for Master’s courses.

Please note that notifications cannot be sent by post so please save these electronically and keep them safe!

Admission Requirements Master of Business Intelligence and Business Analytics (BIA)

What entrance qualification do I need?

You have to have an academic degree that amounts 210 ECTS-credits (equivalent to 3.5 years of full-time studies).

If you have your degree from outside the German education system, please note the additional rules for International Applicants.

My academic degree amounts to less than 210 ECTS. What can I do?

You need an academic degree with 210 ECTS. In case of a degree with only 180 ECTS credits (equivalent to 3 years of full-time studies), the existing skills gap of 30 ECTS credits must be bridged by proving to meet at least one of the following remediary requirements:

  • (Co-)authorship of research publications in English (Research Paper)
  • proof of at least 6 months full-time professional experience after obtaining the Bachelor's degree. The work experience has to be in a field relevant to the content of the study course (please provide employment and / or job references)
  • Successful completion of an entrance examination that consists of a written scientific draft in English. To take this entrance examination you have to request it (in English and exclusively via e-mail) no later than the respective application deadline.

For the appropriate documentation, please contact the head of the study course, Prof. Dr. Olaf Jacob.

What grade do I need?

The grade of your academic degree has to be the equivalent to a German 2.3 (as a rule of thumb: roughly comparable to 78%-79% of a total of 100%).

If you have your degree from outside the German education system, please note the additional rules for International Applicants.

If my grade isn't good enough, can I improve it somehow?

Unfortunately, there is no way to get admitted if the grade of your academic degree isn't 2.3 or better.

Did you check hochschulkompass.de for study courses with differnt admission requirements?

Which skills are required?

You have to prove skills in the fields of informatics/computer science and information management that amount to 30 ECTS credits. These 30 credits (or equivalent) have to be earned as part of a previous degree course at a public or officially recognised institution of higher education.

These 30 ECTS have to consist of ...

  • at least 5 ECTS from business information systems, IT- or information management.
  • at least 5 ECTS from practical informatics / data processing / software development or similar subjects (e.g. programming, databases, software engineering).
  • at least 3 ECTS from maths / statistics / quantitative methods or similar subjects.
Which language skills do I need?

In our english-speaking Master's degree courses, you have to prove English skills on level B2 when you apply. You can do this in different ways:

  • you provide the appropriate results of a recognized English test (e.g. at least 90 points in TOEFL-IBT)
  • your school degree or your academic degree show that you got the qualification there as part of your studies
  • you graduated in a degree course that was taught entirely in English
  • you can prove that you are a native speaker of English.

If you aren't a native speaker in German, you have to prove German knowledge on level A1 upon enrollment.

Do I have to pay study fees?

No, this degree course is free of charge. This also applies to students from non-EU countries.

There is, however, a fee you have to pay at enrollment and at every re-registration. You can learn more about this fee on this page.

Admission Requirements Master of International Corporate Communication and Media Management (ICCMM)

What entrance qualification do I need?

You have to have an academic degree that amounts 210 ECTS-credits (equivalent to 3.5 years of full-time studies).

If you have your degree from outside the German education system, please note the additional rules for International Applicants.

My academic degree amounts to less than 210 ECTS. What can I do?

You need an academic degree with 210 ECTS. In case of a degree with only 180 ECTS credits (equivalent to 3 years of full-time studies), the existing skills gap of 30 ECTS credits must be bridged by proving to meet at least one of the following remediary requirements:

  • (Co-)authorship of research publications in English (Research Paper)
  • proof of at least 6 months full-time professional experience after obtaining the Bachelor's degree. The work experience has to be in a field relevant to the content of the study course (please provide employment and / or job references)
  • Successful completion of an entrance examination that consists of a written scientific draft in English. To take this entrance examination you have to request it (in English and exclusively via e-mail) no later than the respective application deadline.

For the appropriate documentation, please contact the head of the study course, Prof. Dr. Hammerschmidt.

What grade do I need?

The grade of your academic degree has to be the equivalent to a German 2.3 (as a rule of thumb: roughly comparable to 78%-79% of a total of 100%).

If you have your degree from outside the German education system, please note the additional rules for International Applicants.

If my grade isn't good enough, can I improve it somehow?

Unfortunately, there is no way to get admitted if the grade of your academic degree isn't 2.3 or better.

Did you check hochschulkompass.de for study courses with differnt admission requirements?

Which skills are required?

You have to prove skills in the fields of corporate communication, marketing communication and media management that amount to 60 ECTS credits. These 60 credits (or equivalent) have to be earned as part of a previous degree course at a public or officially recognised institution of higher education.

Which language skills do I need?

In our english-speaking Master's degree courses, you have to prove English skills on level B2 when you apply. You can do this in different ways:

  • you provide the appropriate results of a recognized English test (e.g. at least 90 points in TOEFL-IBT)
  • your school degree or your academic degree show that you got the qualification there as part of your studies
  • you graduated in a degree course that was taught entirely in English
  • you can prove that you are a native speaker of English.

If you aren't a native speaker in German, you have to prove German knowledge on level A1 upon enrollment.

Do I have to pay study fees?

No, this degree course is free of charge. This also applies to students from non-EU countries.

There is, however, a fee you have to pay at enrollment and at every re-registration. You can learn more about this fee on this page.

Admission Requirements International Enterprise Information Management (IEIM)

What entrance qualification do I need?

You have to have an academic degree that amounts 210 ECTS-credits (equivalent to 3.5 years of full-time studies).

In case you own an academic degree with less (e.g. 180) ECTS-credits (e.g. equivalent to 3 years of full-time-studies), there are some special options (see here).

If you have your degree from outside the German education system, please note the additional rules for International Applicants.

My academic degree amounts to less than 210 ECTS. What can I do?

You need an academic degree with 210 ECTS. In case of a degree with only 180 ECTS credits (equivalent to 3 years of full-time studies), the existing skills gap of 30 ECTS credits must be bridged by proving to meet at least one of the following remediary requirements:

  • (Co-)authorship of research publications in English (Research Paper)
  • proof of at least 6 months full-time professional experience after obtaining the Bachelor's degree. The work experience has to be in a field relevant to the content of the study course (please provide employment and / or job references)
  • Successful completion of an entrance examination that consists of a written scientific draft in English. To take this entrance examination you have to request it (in English and exclusively via e-mail) no later than the respective application deadline.

For the appropriate documentation, please contact the head of the study course, Prof. Dr. Brune.

What grade do I need?

The grade of your academic degree has to be the equivalent to a German 2.3 (as a rule of thumb: roughly comparable to 78%-79% of a total of 100%).

If you have your degree from outside the German education system, please note the additional rules for International Applicants.

If my grade isn't good enough, can I improve it somehow?

Unfortunately, there is no way to get admitted if the grade of your academic degree isn't 2.3 or better.

Did you check hochschulkompass.de for study courses with differnt admission requirements?

Which skills are required?

You have to prove skills in the fields of informatics/computer science and information management that amount to 30 ECTS credits. These 30 credits (or equivalent) have to be earned as part of a previous degree course at a public or officially recognised institution of higher education.

These 30 ECTS have to consist of ...

  • at least 5 ECTS from business information systems, IT- or information management.
  • at least 5 ECTS from practical informatics / data processing / software development or similar subjects (e.g. programming, databases, software engineering).
  • at least 3 ECTS from maths / statistics / quantitative methods or similar subjects.
Which language skills do I need?

In our english-speaking Master's degree courses, you have to prove English skills on level B2 when you apply. You can do this in different ways:

  • you provide the appropriate results of a recognized English test (e.g. at least 90 points in TOEFL-IBT)
  • your school degree or your academic degree show that you got the qualification there as part of your studies
  • you graduated in a degree course that was taught entirely in English
  • you can prove that you are a native speaker of English.

If you aren't a native speaker in German, you have to prove German knowledge on level A1 upon enrollment.

Do I have to pay study fees?

No, this degree course is free of charge. This also applies to students from non-EU countries.

There is, however, a fee you have to pay at enrollment and at every re-registration. You can learn more about this fee on this page.

Evaluation of Certificates

Why do I have to get my certificates evaluated by a third party?

There are hundreds of different school systems, systems of higher education and grading systems. Because of this, we have to rely on third-party providers to evaluate for us if the degree in question qualifies for a Bachelor or Master's course and to determine the German equivalent to your grades.

This is what uni-assist does for us.

How does the evaluation work?
  1. You register at www.uni-assist.de
  2. You fill in the necessary online forms and upload your documents.
  3. On the uni-assist portal, you select your HNU-courses.
  4. You pay the uni-assist fee.
  5. If necessary, you send (certified) hard copies to uni-assist.
  6. uni-assist evaluates the documents.
  7. uni-assist sends the results to the HNU.
  8. The HNU proceeds with the regular application process.
What's the timeline for this? Are there deadlines?

uni-assist has to be able to check your documents at the latest with the application deadline of the desired degree course. That means your documents have to have arrived at uni-assist at this time and the fees have to be paid.

uni-assist may need up to six weeks to process your documents. Especially if you rely on a quick feedback from the HNU (e.g. if you need a letter of acceptance for visa purposes), you should make sure that all your documents are at uni-assist at least six weeks before the application deadline.

I already got my certificates evaluated. Do I still have to run them through uni-assist?

You already have an acknowledgement from a German institution for your certificates? And they converted your grade, too? Then there's a good chance that you don't have to start over again with uni-assist.

Please send a scan of your certificate and of the acknowledgement documents to studium@hs-neu-ulm.de as soon as possible and ask them if we can accept the acknowledgement you already have in place of the evaluation by uni-assist.

Can I be exempted from paying the fee to uni-assist?

As a refugee, you can get your documents evaluated free of charge.

More information: https://www.uni-assist.de/en/refugees/

Language Certificates

When do I have to prove my language skills?

There are different deadlines for handing in the language certificates, depending on the language:

  • English language skills certificates: hand in no later than the application deadline
  • German language skills certificates: hand in no later than the enrollment deadline
Which language skills do I have to prove for degree courses in German?

To study a degree course with German as the predominat teaching language, you have to prove German language skills at level C1 upon enrollment.

This applies to:

  • all our Bachelor degree courses
  • all our part-time study courses
  • Master of Advanced Management (MAM)

You can prove your language skills by providing one of the following certificates (among others):

  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH): at least DSH-2
  • Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TestDaF): at least TDN 4 in all modules
  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz (DSD): DSD II
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C 2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)
  • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule

You'll find preparatory courses for the language tests here (among others): 

Which language skills do I have to prove for degree courses in English?

In our english-speaking degree courses, you have to prove English skills on level B2 at your application.

This applies to:

  • Master of Business Intelligence and Business Analytics (BIA)
  • Master of International Corporate Communication and Media Management (ICCMM)
  • International Enterprise Information Management (IEIM)

You can prove your language skills in different ways:

  • you provide the appropriate results of a recognized English test (e.g. at least 90 points in TOEFL-IBT, Cambridge IELTS with at least 6.5, Cambridge BEC Vantage with at least 3.0)
  • your school degree or your academic degree show that you got the qualification there as part of your studies
  • you graduated in a degree course that was taught entirely in English
  • you can prove that you are a native speaker of English.

If you aren't a native speaker in German, you have to prove German knowledge on level A1 upon enrollment.

Common questions regarding internships

How long does the internship take?

The internship semester is divided into the practical project and the courses accompanying it (introductory and closing block courses). After all leave or illness days or other absent periods have been deducted, students must have been present for at least 100 days.
After the exam period, the courses will take place at the HNU as block courses.

Where can I find the internship suited for me?

It is up to you to select a suitable internship. However, we will be glad to assist you when searching for a internship, e.g. by providing the Career Service. The Service keeps in touch with companies and alumni of the HNU and will assist your search with its board for jobs and internships. You can access, free of charge, the offers available there. They are updated regularly and contain not only job offers, but also career events and subjects for theses.

The rinternship coordinators of the departments will also support you. They are responsible for approving the internship contract.

What are the requirements to be able to do a internship?

In the degree programmes Industrial Engineering, Industrial Engineering / Logistics and Business Information Systems, you should begin your internship as soon as you have passed the courses of the previous semester. Should there be a hardship case, the Examinations Board will decide.

Who can apply?
  • Students studying for a bachelor or masters degree from all semesters, who are enrolled at HNU
  • Applicants, who will take up studies at HNU in either a bachelor or master degree study programme
What are the selection criteria?

The requirements for receiving a scholarship are outstanding achievements in school and at university and social commitment.

  • Achievements: You are amongst the best 10% of your year in school or at university.
  • Social commitment: You are providing social services as part of an association or you are politically or religiously active or you are involved in arts and culture.
For which courses can scholarships be awarded?
  • Scholarships independent from the subject of study: All students of the HNU as well as all applicants for a course of study at HNU can apply.
  • Scholarships dependent on the subject of study: Those scholarships can only be awarded to students or applicants of the specific field of study. The scholarship provider decides on the field of study.

Contact the Studies and Exams Office

+49(0)731-9762-2020

studium@hs-neu-ulm.de

 

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday
9 am - 12.30 pm

 

Wednesday
additionally: 2 pm - 3.30 pm

It's also possible to make individual appointments.

Frontoffice:
EINS 15, Büro
Studies Office:
EINS 16, Büro and EINS 17, Büro
Exams Office:
EINS 18, Büro to EINS 20, Büro

 

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