Uni-Assist Guideline

STEP 1: How to apply via uni assist?

  • Please check our admission requirements before you start your application process.
  • Find information about the application procedure on the uni-assist website: "Apply". “How to apply
  • If necessary, take a look at the how-to webinars on the application procedure via uni-assist.

STEP 2: Required documents

  • Check out about the required documents:
    • certified copies of awarded academic degrees
    • certified copies of academic transcripts
    • certified copies of school leaving certificate
    • certified copies of job reference or attestation of employment related to renewable energies in English
    • proof of English proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS or proof of undergraduate studies conducted in English
    • hand-signed letter of motivation
    • 2 letters of recommendation (academic letter of recommendation/professional letter/s of recommendation)
    • hand-signed CV (please use the Europass specimen form at https://europa.eu/europass/en)
  • Check out the country notes on the uni-assist website: Country notes.
  • Read the uni-assist notes on official certifications and sworn translations: Attestations and translations.
  • Translate your respective documents into German or English.
  •  Obtain officially certified copies of certificates and translations.

  • Make digital copies of the original documents and certificates.

STEP 3: What happens next?

  • The application will first be formally examined: Have all documents been submitted? Are the formal requirements met?
  • Upon completion of the formal examination, the application is forwarded to the examination board of your chosen degree programme.

  • In the next step, the examination board checks whether the substantive requirements for admission are also met. The examination board decides on the equivalence of the subject matter, the acknowledgement of previous performance, it decides on admission and rejection and, if necessary, imposes conditions regarding content.

  • The examination board reports the result back to the Master's Office digitally.

  • Should it be discovered in the course of the procedure that documents are missing, the applicants will be informed of this by email. The email will state the deadline for submission.

  • It may take up to six weeks before you receive the result. Please refrain from making any enquiries during this period.

STEP 4: Acceptance and Visa

  • I receive a positive reply from the University of Kassel by mail and e-mail.

    • If necessary, I have to submit additional documents.
  • Do I need a visa? If yes, I can apply for it with the positive decision at the German embassy or a German consulate in my home country. To apply for a visa, I need the positive decision of the University of Kassel, proof of financing my studies and proof of health insurance.

Visa Information

  1. Prospective students from EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland generally do not need an entry visa. An identity card is sufficient for entry.
  2. Prospective students from all other non-EU countries need a visa to enter the country. You should apply for this as early as possible at the German Embassy or a German Consulate in your home country or country of residence. If you are accompanied by your spouse or children during your stay, it is advisable to submit the applications for you and your family members at the same time - even if your family only enters a few weeks after you. Detailed information on obtaining a visa
  3. Prospective students from Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Korea and the USA do not require a visa for entry. For longer stays of more than three months, however, you need a residence permit. After entering Germany, you can apply for this at the respective aliens' registration office (Ausländerbehörde) in Germany.

You can find further information on how to prepare in your home country here: Welcome Centre - Preparations in your home country

Please make sure to apply for your visa for Germany as soon as possible because of, currently, very long handling times!