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The outlined requirements are a first orientation only concerning the academic entry requirements for admission to undergraduate and graduate programs in Pforzheim. The basis for these entry requirements are the admission recommendations for degree programs in Germany (covers also the recommendations for the land/state Baden-Wuerttemberg). For undergraduate students from outside Europe the Auslaenderstudienkolleg (in case of Pforzheim the ASK Konstanz) will check your application in total and may consider more criterias and qualifications. Graduate students will have to apply directly to Pforzheim University.In any case both the Pforzheim University and the Auslaenderstudienkolleg will evaluate the application on basis of the recommendations of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs KMK.

Country
Required min. lenght of study within degree program(s) at university in the homecountry
Comments
undergraduate
graduate
Relevant for admission to first degree programs in Germany
additional study period (first degree program in Germany)
total years of study for graduate admission
These short comments explain how we may handle applications. All these comments are an orientation only. In any case we will check the record and transcripts in detail and the final decission may vary in individual cases.
A positive list of institutions with different regulations
if available
Afghanistan
actually no recommendation available
Albania
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
normally min. a study program on masters-level completed sucessfully in the relevant subject of the German study program
Algeria
1 year + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
Andorra
actually no recommendation available
Angola
actually no recommendation available
Argentina
exam only
3.5 years
3.5 years
normally min. a 4 year study program at an international recognized/accredited university - in case of other universities we may require a study program on masters-level sucessfully completed in the relevant subject available
Aserbaidschan
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
Armenia
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
normally min. a two year study program on masters-level completed sucessfully in the relevant subject of the German study program
Australia
exam only
3.5 years
3.5 years
normally min. a 4 year study program at an international recognized/accredited university - in case of other universities/institutions we may require a study program on masters-level sucessfully completed in the relevant subject
Austria
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
admission after 4 years of study and options to get a double qualification within 5 years study programs on basis of a credit transfer
Bangladesh
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
normally min. a two year study program on masters-level completed sucessfully in the relevant subject of the German study program
Barbados
actually no recommendation available
Belgium
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
Benin
1 year + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
normally min. a study program on masters-level completed sucessfully in the relevant subject of the German study program
Bolivia
1 year + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
normally min. a study program on masters-level completed sucessfully in the relevant subject of the German study program
Bosnia
no additional requirements, if university admission
3.5 years
3.5 years
Botswana
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
normally min. a two year study program on masters-level completed sucessfully in the relevant subject of the German study program
Brazil
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
normally min. a two year study program on masters-level completed sucessfully in the relevant subject of the German study program... in case of some international reputated/accredited institutions we may consider candidates with admission to master programs at these institutions directly. available
Brunei
actually no recommendation available
Bulgaria
no additional requirements, if university admission
3.5 years
3.5 years
Burkina-Faso
actually no recommendation available
Cambodia
3 years + exam
3.5 years
6.5 years
Cameroon
actually no recommendation available
Canada
no additional requirements for Ontario and Quebec, others one year + exam
3.5 years
3.5 - 4.5 years
direct admission for all canidates with a sucessfully completed 4 year program at an international recognized university available
Chile
no additional requirements, if university admission > 600; if less 1 year + exam
3.5 years
3.5 - 4.5 years
China one or two semesters at university + sometimes exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
admission depends quite often on the individual record, transcripts and the international reputation of the home institution... in case of some international reputated/accredited institutions we may consider candidates with admission to master programs at these institutions directly. available
Colombia
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
normally min. a study program on masters-level completed sucessfully in the relevant subject of the German study program
Costa Rica
actually no recommendation available
Cote d'Ivoire
actually no recommendation available
Croatia
no additional requirements, if university admission; others 1 year + exam
3.5 years
3.5 - 4.5 years
Cuba
1 year + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
Cyprus
no additional requirements, if university admission, others 2 years + exam
3.5 years
3.5 - 5.5 years
Czech Republic
no additional requirements, if university admission, others 1 year + exam
3.5 years
3.5 - 4.5 years
Denmark
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
admission after 4 years of study and options to get a double qualification within 5 years study programs on basis of a credit transfer
Djibouti
actually no recommendation available
Domenican Republic
actually no recommendation available
Ecuador
1 year + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
Egypt
1-2 years + exam
3.5 years
4.5-5.5 years
normally a completed study program on masters-level
El Salvador
1 year + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
Eritrea
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
Estonia no additional requirements if Riigieksamitunnistus; others 1 year + exam
3.5 years
3.5 - 4.5 years
Ethiopia
2 years (if average mark > 200) + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
Fiji
actually no recommendation available
Finland
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
admission after 4 years of study and options to get a double qualification within 5 years study programs on basis of a credit transfer
France
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
admission after 4 years of study and options to get a double qualification within 5 years study programs on basis of a credit transfer
Gabun
actually no recommendation available
Germany
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
in case of new bachelor degrees optional admission after 3,5 years (7 semesters)
Georgia
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
Ghana
actually no recommendation available
Greece
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
Guam
actually no recommendation available
Guatemala
1 year + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
Guinea
actually no recommendation available
Guyana
actually no recommendation available
Haiti
actually no recommendation available
Herzegowina
no additional requirements, if university admission, others 1 year + exam
3.5 years
3.5 - 4.5 years
Honduras
1 year + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
Hungary
no additional requirements, if university admission, others 1 year + exam
3.5 years
3.5 - 4.5 years
Iceland
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
India
no additional requirements, if IIT admission, if 12 years pre-university: 2 years + exam, if 11 years pre-university 3 years bachelor degree
3.5 years
3.5 - 6.5 years
normally min. a study program on masters-level completed sucessfully in the relevant subject of the German study program available
Indonesia
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
available
Irak
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
Iran
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
Ireland
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
Israel
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
Italy
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
Jamaica
actually no recommendation available
Japan
no additional requirements, if admission at recognised university; also no additional requirements for two year Junior or Technical College degree
3.5 years
3.5-5.5 years
availble
Jordan
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
Kazakhstan
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
   
Kenya
no additional requirements if Higher Diploma; others 1 year + exam
3.5 years
4 - 5 years
   
Kirgisistan
2 years + exam
3.5 years
6 years
   
Korea (South)
no additional requirements if College Entrance Test SAE > 210, AAT > 124, CSAT > 248; others 2 years + exam. In case of 2 year study program: exam only
3.5 years
4 - 6 years
   
Korea (North)
actually no recommendation available
Kuwait
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
   
Laos
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
   
Latvia
no additional requirements if 12 years (since 1998), others 1 year + exam
3.5 years
3.5 - 4.5 years
   
Lebanon
1 year + exam or 2 years + exam
3.5 years
4.5 - 5.5 years
   
Lithuania
no additional requirements if 12 years (since 1998), others 1 year + exam
3.5 years
4 - 5 years
   
Luxembourg
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
   
Macedonia
no additional requirements if university admission, others 1 year + exam
3.5 years
3.5 - 4.5 years
   
Madagascar
actually no recommendation available
Malaysia
no additional requirements if STPM with min. 5 subjects
3.5 years
3.5 years
   
Malta
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
   
Marocco
1 year + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
   
Mauritania
actually no recommendation available
Mauritius
actually no recommendation available
Mexico
1 year + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
  availble 
Micronesia          
Moldova
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
   
Monaco          
Mongolia
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
   
Mynmar
actually no recommendation available
Namibia
1 year + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
   
Nepal
actually no recommendation available
Netherlands
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
admission after 4 years of study and options to get a double qualification within 5 years study programs on basis of a credit transfer  
New Zealand
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
   
Nicaragua
1 year + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
   
Nigeria
actually no recommendation available
Norway
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
admission after 4 years of study and options to get a double qualification within 5 years study programs on basis of a credit transfer  
Pakistan
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
   
Palestine
Gaza: 1 year + exam, West Bank: 2 years + exam
3.5 years
4.5 - 5.5 years
   
Panama
1 year + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
   
Paraguay
1 year + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
   
Peru
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
   
Philippines
3 years + exam
3.5 years
6.5 years
   
Poland
no additional requirements, if university admission
3.5 years
3.5 years
admission after 4 years of study and options to get a double qualification within 5 years study programs on basis of a credit transfer for some universities available
Portugal
no additional requirements, if university admission
3.5 years
3.5 years
admission after 4 years of study and options to get a double qualification within 5 years study programs on basis of a credit transfer for some universities available 
Qatar
actually no recommendation available
Romania
no additional requirements, if university admission, others 1 year + exam
3.5 years
3.5 - 4.5 years
   
Russia
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
normally a completed study program on masters-level  
Saint Kitts and Nevis
actually no recommendation available
San Marino
actually no recommendation available
Saudi Arabia
1 year + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
   
Senegal
no additional requirements, if university admission
3.5 years
3.5 years
   
Singapore
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
   
Slovakia
no additional requirements, if university admission, other 1 year + exam
3.5 years
3.5 - 4.5 years
   
Slovenia
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
   
Somalia
actually no recommendation available
South Africa
no additional requirements, if senior certificate and 6 subjects
3.5 years
3.5 years
   
Spain
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
   
Sri Lanka
1 year + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
   
Sudan
1 year + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
   
Swaziland
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
   
Sweden
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
   
Switzerland
no additional requirements, only Maturitaetszeugnisse der Kantone (not nationswide recognised) need 1 year + exam
3.5 years
3.5 - 4.5 years
admission after 4 years of study and options to get a double qualification within 5 years study programs on basis of a credit transfer  
Syria
no additional requirements, if GSEC is more than 70 % of max. score, others if admission to university need 1 year + exam
3.5 years
3.5 - 4.5 years
   
Tadschikistan
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
   
Taiwan
1 year or 2 years, normally exam
3.5 years
4.5 - 5.5 years
   
Tanzania
no additional requirements, if CSE and ACSE
3.5 years
3.5 years
   
Thailand
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
   
Togo
actually no recommendation available
Tonga
actually no recommendation available
Trinidad and Tobago
actually no recommendation available
Tunesia
no additional requirements
3.5 years
3.5 years
   
Turkey
no additional requirements, if 12 years pre-university and university admission > 1200.000, others (11 years) 2 years + exam
3.5 years
3.5 - 5.5 years
  available 
Turkmenistan
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
   
Uganda
actually no recommendation available
Ukraine
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
   
United Arab Emerites
1 years + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
   
United Kingdom
no additional requirements, if 5 subjects and 3 A-levels
3.5 years
3.5 years
  available 
United States of America
no additional requirements, if SAT > 1300 or 4 AP exams. others 1 year if SAT > 1150
3.5 years
3.5 - 4.5 years
   
Uruguay
1 years + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
  available 
Usbekistan
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
   
Vatican City
actually no recommendation available
Venezuela
2 years + exam
3.5 years
5.5 years
   
Vietnam
1 years + exam
3.5 years
4.5 years
   
Yemen
actually no recommendation available
Yugoslavia
no additional requirements, if admission for 4-year university program, others 1 year + exam
3.5 years
3.5 - 4.5 years
   
Zambia
actually no recommendation available
Zimbabwe
actually no recommendation available