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Bachelor studies, Staatsexamen in Law

Applicants for a Bachelor degree or a Staatsexamen in Law who have acquired a foreign University entrance qualification, apply directly at "uni-assist e.V." Uni-assist is a membership corporation, which Bielefeld University has joined. Uni-assist evaluates international school/ university certificates and examines if the submitted school/ university certificates are equivalent to German school/ university degrees, i.e. whether they qualify in principle for admission to university studies in Germany.

First, please apply online via uni-assist

After the online application the following certificates have to be sent as well by post to uni-assist:

  • school-leaving certificate
  • certificates of courses of study (diploma and transcript of records)
  • evidence of command of German

The application deadline for international applicants is the 15th of January for summer terms and the 15th of July for winter terms.

Please send only certified copies of original certificates and translations (in German or English).
For applications at uni-assist fees are charged.

uni-assist e.V.
D-11507 Berlin

First, your application will be examined by uni-assist and then transferred to Bielefeld University.
The admission procedure will then be done by Bielefeld University and you will soon receive an answer.
Please note that most of the study courses are subject to an entrance limitation (NC).

Please note:

If you are German or if have studied a study course at a German university before, please contact the Student Office concerning the application procedure.

Please note

Applicants with EU citizenship, who want to study certain Bachelor programs, need to register as well via the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (hochschulstart). Which study programs are included can be found here.


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-> Student Office's consultation hours

Consultation by phone on Friday 9:30 - 12:00:
Bachelor: +49 (0)521 106 4089
Master: +49 (0)521 106 4075
and +49 (0)521 106 4076
PhD: +49 (0)521 106 12480


Download important documents, brochures and event programs for degree-seeking students
-> here.