Application from EU countries, other exceptions


Foreign applicants,


  • who gained their university entrance qualification in Germany or at a school where the school-leaving qualification is in accordance with the German Abiturprüfungsordnung (German “Abitur” Examination Regulations),
  • who hold the nationality of a country within the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway,
  • who live in Germany and whose spouse / parent holds an European nationality and works in Germany,
  • who have already gained a university degree in Germany or in another European country,


apply, just like German applicants, online and directly to the University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule Niederrhein (HN).

Application Documents

Please submit a copy of the following documents to the HN after the online-application:


  • Your school-leaving certificate (officially-authenticated copy)
  • Possibly: Your current university certificates (degree certificate / overview over all subjects and grades, grading system of the university - officially-authenticated copy)
  • Possibly: Proof of degree-course related practical activities (copies)
  • Proof of the required language certificates or the registration for the language test (copy)
  • Proof of the "application allowance" (e. g. copy of the marriage certificate and copy of the passport of the spouse)


The proof of language skills or possibly internships / work experience, must have been presented by the matriculation date at the latest. You will find information about the required language ceritificates on the right-hand side under Downloads. 

Please note that the application documents must usually be submitted in the original language along with an officially-authenticated translation, if the original language is not German or English.


What you need to know about officially-authenticated copies and translations is to be found here: uni-assist certified copies and translations


Contact Person

Verena Holzki

Member of the International Office Registration and Advice for foreign applicants wishing to study a Bachelor's or Master's programme

Reinarzstr. 49

47805 Krefeld

Telephone: +49 (0)2151 822-2735

Fax: +49 (0)2151 822-2798

Office hours: 9 - 12 AM

Room: A E05b

Email: auslandsbuero(at)