Application process
Applying for a bachelor’s degree programme

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How to apply

The application processes forunrestricted andcapped bachelor’s degree programmes are different.

  • Some of our degree programmes are capped (subject to “numerus clausus”). Places on these degree programmed are allocated via the “DoSV” process run by the foundation for university admissions athochschulstart.de. This means that you must first register with hochschulstart.de before applying via our “MeinCampus” system. Your chances of securing a place depend particularly on your final certificate grades (see below).

How does this work? Just follow these instructions, step by step:

Applying for unrestricted bachelor’s degree programmes

1. Register on MeinCampus for an applicant ID

  • Register with our online applicants’ portal “MeinCampus” + create a password
  • You will be sent a confirmation email with your applicant ID
  • Click on the link in this email to complete registration
  • Keep a safe record of your user ID + password

2. Gather the documents that you need to upload in MeinCampus

  • You will need digital versions of all of them
    • max. 20 files
    • max. file size 5 MB
    • File formats: pdf, jpg, png
  • Which documents? See below

3. Complete your online application

  • Log in to the online portal “MeinCampus” using your new applicant ID
  • Click your way through the online application, step by step.
  • It is possible to apply for for more than one degree programme.
  • Upload all the necessary documents
  • Complete the application – done!

Deadlines for submitting supporting evidence:

  • University eligibility certificates (“HZB”) by 31 July
  • Language proficiency for applicants with foreign qualifications by 30 September

4. Admission

  • If you meet all the requirements, we will send you confirmation of admission.
  • A PDF version will be accessible via MeinCampus,
  • And you will also be sent a hard copy by post.

 

You can find detailed instructions for registering and applying via the “MeinCampus” online portal at Kempten University of Applied Sciences here..

Applying for bachelor’s degree programmes with capped numbers

1. Register with “Hochschulstart” to get an applicant ID and authentication code (BID/BAN).

  • Sign up online at hochschulstart.de
  • Click the link that you’re sent to activate your account
  • You will then be notified of your “BID” (applicant ID) and “BAN” (applicants’ authentication number).
  • Keep a safe record of your log-in details (username + password, BID, BAN)

2nd Register on MeinCampus for an applicant ID.

  • Register with our online applicants’ portal “MeinCampus” + create a password
  • You will be sent a confirmation email with your applicant ID
  • Click on the link in this email to complete registration
  • Keep a safe record of your log-in details (user ID + password)

3rd Gather the documents that you need to upload in MeinCampus

  • You will need digital versions of all of them
    • max. 20 files
    • max. file size 5 MB
    • File formats: pdf, jpg
  • Which documents? See below.

4th Applications period: Complete your application online in MeinCampus (25 April – 15 July).

  • Log in to the online portal “MeinCampus” using your new applicant ID plan for Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  • Click your way through the online application, step by step.
  • It is possible to apply for for more than one degree programme.
  • Enter your BID and BAN where asked.
  • Upload all the necessary documents.
  • Fill out the application.

5th Coordination stage (16 July – 24 August) hochschulstart.de

  • Rank your choices (16 July – 22 July)
    • Log in to hochschulstart.de .
    • If you have applied for more than one degree programme covered by hochschulstart, they will be listed in the system.
    • If Kempten is your first choice, make sure that you specifically rank us first on hochschulstart.de; otherwise your applications will automatically be ranked according to the order in which you completed them (date stamp).
    • Important: Make sure you rank your choices by 22 July, at the latest!
  •  Offers will be made starting in early August until 25th.
    • Check for offers in hochschulstart.de
    • This is also where you accept the offer of your choice.
    • Accepting an offer completes the process on hochschulstart.de us, and all other offers and applications will be cancelled.
    • Important: You then need to enrol as a student using the portal at Kempten University of Applied Sciences.


6. If you didn’t get an offer from your first choice of university... (25 August – 30 September)

  • Don’t do anything until 25 August, as all offers remain valid until then, even if you don’t respond.
  • If you have received more than one offer, the one from your highest-ranked university will automatically be confirmed. It is still possible to actively accept offers – so rankings are really important to make sure you get to study where you want!
  • If you haven’t received an offer by 25 August, you will be notified that your application has been rejected for each degree programme that you applied for via hochschulstart.de. If that happens, please get in touch with the
    Student Advisory Service at Kempten University of Applied Sciencesto discuss alternatives and interim options.

Please check your emails regularly throughout the application process, along with the status of your application in MeinCampus and at hochschulstart.de!

You can find detailed instructions for registering and applying online via the “MeinCampus” portal at Kempten University of Applied Sciences here.

Allocation of places

Unrestricted bachelor’s degree programmes

Places on unrestricted degree programmes are allocated solely by Kempten University of Applied Sciences.
If you meet all the requirements and apply properly and on time, you are sure to be allocated a place on a degree programme. We will confirm that you have been awarded a place, after which you can go on to enrol as a student.

Bachelor’s degree programmes with capped numbers

Places on our degree programmes with capped numbers (“NC”) are allocated via the “DoSV” process run by the foundation for university admissions at hochschulstart.de. The criteria for awarding places are stipulated in Art. 5 BayHZG and our statute for the local selection process.

Accordingly, places are mainly allocated as follows:
•    College or high school certificate: 80 per cent according to the average certificate grade
•    Waiting time*: 10 per cent according to the average high school / college certificate grade boosted by waiting time
•    Professional contingent**: 10 per cent according to the average high school / college certificate grade for people who have already completed relevant vocational training.

After the deadline for submitting applications, all applications are ranked according to these criteria. Starting with the applicants with the best grades, offers of places are made in descending order until the maximum number of admissions to the programme is reached. Everyone is automatically included in all contingents for which they qualify.

We can’t predict the specific grades that will qualify for a place on such a degree programme, as we cannot predict how many people will apply and what grades they will achieve. To help you gauge your chances, you can consult the grades that have applied in previous years.

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Computer Science – Game EngineeringAll acceptedAll acceptedAll accepted
Social Work

High school certificate (“Abitur”) grade 3.7

College certificate (“Fachabitur”) grade 3.6

High school certificate (“Abitur”) grade 2.7

College certificate (“Fachabitur”) grade 2.6

High school certificate (“Abitur”) grade 2.3

College certificate (“Fachabitur”) grade 2.5

Social Work majoring in Youth WorkAll acceptedAll accepted

High school certificate (“Abitur”) grade 3.5

College certificate (“Fachabitur”) grade 3.4

* Waiting time: For each half year that you wait after qualifying to study at university (i.e. gaining your high school leaving certificate, etc.), your average grade is boosted by 0.1 points, albeit by a maximum of 1.0 points. Any time spent at a state-run university of applied sciences in Germany doesn’t count in this regard. So, for example, if your average grade upon leaving high school was 2.5, after waiting two semesters, your grade would count as 2.3 in this case.

** Professional contingent: You can check which vocational training is considered relevant for specific degree programmes with Academic Registry . You can consult the list for the degree programme in Social Work online in the downloads section or here.

Documents required for applications

Make sure you have digital copies of all the necessary documents:

  • max. 20 files
  • max. file size 5 MB
  • File formats: pdf, jpg, png

You can upload them during the application process via “MeinCampus” .

For all degree programmes

  • Eligibility for university
  • Official photographic ID (e.g. passport)

Additional documents required for specific degree programmes

Social Work majoring in Youth Work

  • Proof of status as a state-certified educator, or
  • proof of equivalent training (here is an aid to completing form), plus
  • proof of vocational experience in youth work/support or social work

Gerontological Nursing and Therapy

Evidence of having completed training as a:

  • State-certified carer for the elderly
  • Nurse
  • Paediatric nurse
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Carer

For all capped degree programmes

Proof of time spent completing military, alternative, civilian, development service, etc.

Nursing

Professional nursing carries a great deal of responsibility, working with people in need of help at critical stages of life. Before enrolling (at the latest) on this course, you must therefore provide evidence of your state of health (health certificate) and of your reliability for performing this duty (detailed certificate of conduct). The most straightforward way of proving your state of health is to print out our standard form and ask your GP to complete and sign it. To obtain a detailed certificate of conduct, you can either apply in person by presenting your ID card or passport to your local registration authority, or use the online application service provided by the Federal Department of Justice . Your certificate will usually arrive by post within one or two weeks. For further details, please consult the Federal Department of Justice website.

For candidates with vocational training:

Master craftspersons | Equal opportunities

  • Master craftsperson’s diploma or college/academy certificate stating grades
  • Evidence of consultation with academic advisor

Vocational training + experience

  • Certificate from the Chamber of Industry & Commerce (IHK/HWK)
  • Vocational college certificate
  • Work reference indicating relevant vocational experience
  • Evidence of consultation with academic advisor

Optional

Applicants under the age of 18

Applicants for a dual / cooperative study programme

If you haven’t yet submitted the necessary documents (e.g. training contract), please send them by email to dual@hs-kempten.de

Further information for dual / cooperative degree programmes

Elite athletes

  • Confirmation from the relevant Olympic base

Applicants with previous achievements

  • Applying for recognition of exam performances
  • for higher education achievements: Transcript of records and excerpts from Module Handbooks
  • for achievements outside higher education: Certificate of qualifications, evidence of vocational experience, etc.

International applicants

  • Preliminary review documentation (“Vorprüfungsdokumentation – VPD”) by uni-assist
  • In addition, applicants from China, Vietnam or Mongolia must also submit: Certificate from the Academic Verification Office (“Akademische Prüfstelle” – APS)
  • Evidence of language proficiency

The requirements regarding language proficiency can be found under International section

If you’ve been offered a place – what’s next?

You’ve got one foot in the door now you’ve been offered a place . All you need to do now is to officially enrol as a student at Kempten University of Applied Sciences.

Everything you need to know about this process is posted under Enrolling as a student.

Any questions?

University Student Advisory Service

If you have any general questions about

  • our range of degree programmes,
  • entry requirements or the
  • application process,

then the University Student Advisory Service will be happy to help.

Contact

Building D, 3rd floor
Advice and Service

Tel.:  +49 (0)831 2523-308

Email: studienberatung(at)hs-kempten.de

Opening hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Tue: 1:30–4 p.m.

Drop-in Zoom sessions: Thur: 1:30–3 p.m.
It’s good to talk!

Appointments can happily be arranged.

Academic Registry

Have you already got an applicant ID? If you have any specific questions about

  • applications,
  • admissions or
  • enrolling as a student,

Academic Registry will be happy to help.

Get in touch

Building D, 1st floor
Academic Registry

Tel.  Surnames starting A – K:
+49 (0)831 2523 -122 | -350 | -352 | -355 | -361

Tel.  First letter surname L – Z:
+49 (0)831 2523 -120 | -124 | -351 | -354 | -359 | -498

Email: studienamt(at)hs-kempten.de

We can be contacted by telephone:
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m. to 12 noon

Drop-in (opening hours):
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Wednesdays: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Building D, 1st floor

We can also arrange appointments outside the regular opening hours if required.