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Application periods and deadlines

Application periods for Bachelor's degree courses

Winter Semester 2024/25

For German applicants and applicants with equal status to Germans

For applicants from non-EU countries

Only for applicants from non-EU countries:
1st March to 15th July every year

Degree course Business Administration with Informatics (B.A.):
End of application period: 15th July
  • Information on how to apply can be found here.

For summer semester

Application periods for restricted Bachelor's degree courses

Exception Design- und Projektmanagement

For degree courses with admission restriction, so-called NC course

Application for Master's degree coursesMaster's degree courses

The application periods for the Master's degree courses at the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences may differ in some cases. However, this only applies to German applicants and applicants with equal status to Germans.

Applicants from non-EU countries can apply for German-language Master's degree courses from the beginning of November to 15 January each year (summer semester) and from the beginning of March to 15 July each year (winter semester). The corresponding deadlines for the English-language Master's courses "International Management & Information Systems", "International Management and Information Systems – Online“ and "Systems Engineering and Engineering Management" can be found in the following overview.

For German applicants and applicants with equal status to Germans, the following periods apply:

Beginning of the semester

Summer semester

  • Advanced Engineering and Engineering Management M.Sc.
    Applications are only possible from the winter semester 2024/25.
  • Integrated Engineering M.Eng.
    Beginning of December to end of February every year
    Attention: The application deadline has been extended until March 31, 2024 (inclusive)!
  • Part-time Media Education M.A.
    Beginning of December to end of February every year
    Attention: The application deadline has been extended until April 15, 2024 (inclusive)!
  • Medical Engineering M.Eng.
    Beginning of December to 15st March every year
    The four-semester course starts exclusively in the winter semester.

Winter semester

  • Advanced Engineering and Engineering Management M.Sc.
    EU Students: May 20st to June 30st every year
    Non EU Students: November 16st to May 15st 2024

Application for university transfer students / for students who have changed their degree course and further deadlines

Beginning of the semester

How to apply without a Fachhochschulreife with a vocational qualification?

Further information

How do I apply as a guest student, lateral entrant or cross-registered student?

Further information
  • Part-time degree courses
    1st December to 15th January every year
  • Business Psychology (B.Sc.) (only applicants for higher semesters!)
    1st December to 15th March every year
  • All other degree courses
    1st December to 15th March every year
  • Students, who change the university from non-EU countries
    1st November to 15th January every year
  • Cross-registered students
    1st December to 15th January every year
  • Guest auditors
    1st December to 1st April every year
  • Part-time degree courses
    1st June to 31th July every year
  • Business Psychology (B.Sc.) (only applicants for higher semesters!)
    1st July to 15th September every year
  • All other degree courses
    1st June to 15th September every year
  • Students, who change the university from non-EU countries
    1st June to 15th July every year
  • Cross-registered students
    1st June to 15th July every year
  • Guest auditors
    1st June to 1st October every year
  • Doctorate at the doctoral college NRW
    1st September to end of February every year

Extended application deadlines - Bachelor's degree courses

Only for German applicants and applicants with equal status to Germans

Applications for bachelor's degree programs are only possible again in the winter semester of 2024/2025. Applications for those changing universities and higher semesters will be possible again from December.

Extended application deadlines for Master's courses can be found in the listing "Application for Master's degree courses" above.

Campus Hagen

Applications for bachelor’s degree courses in Hagen are no longer possible for the winter semester 2023/2024.

Campus Iserlohn

Applications for Iserlohn's bachelor’s degree courses are no longer possible for the winter semester 2023/2024.

Campus Meschede

Applications for bachelor’s degree courses in Meschede are no longer possible for the winter semester 2023/2024.

Campus Soest

Applications for bachelor’s degree courses in Soest are no longer possible for the winter semester 2023/2024.