Applying for higher semesters

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Entry to higher semesters

Are you already a student? Perhaps at a different university? And now you’d like to transfer to Kempten at the next level?

Degree programmes

As a general rule, it is possible to join higher semesters in all bachelor’s degree programmes possible to reserve a place in advance by email. Click here > application gateway


  • Social Work majoring in Youth Work (Entry only to first semester)
  • new degree programmes (depends how far the degree programme has progressed; for Future Tourism: Innovation, Transformation and Sustainable Development, applications can only be considered for entry into the second semester for Summer Semester 2023)
  • Expiring degree programmes

Admission restrictions apply to higher semesters on the following degree programmes

Application process

Students can join a higher semester in either the winter or summer.

Winter semester

  • applications period. 5 April – 15 July 2023
  • to start studying 4 October 2023

Summer semester

  • Application period 15 November – 15 January
  • To start studying 15 March 2023

Admission requirements

The same admission criteria apply to you as those for applicants wishing to start in the first semester. You can find details of these under admission criteria for bachelor’s degree programmes.

It is not the number of semesters of theory that you have already studied that chiefly determines the semester that are you placed in, but rather your actual academic achievements so far. We require the following evidence of this from you:

  • List of all examination performances so far (Applying for recognition of exam performances)
  • Certified copies of proof of all grades (including fails)
  • Evidence of the content and scope (citing hours per week each semester) of all completed subjects (e.g. excerpts from programme guides, programme regulations, module descriptions)

You can upload these documents during the application process via MeinCampus. The Examinations Committee of the faculty in question decides which examination achievements can be counted.


Applications for entry to higher semesters are submitted directly to us online via MeinCampus, irrespective of whether the degree programme is unrestricted or has capped numbers.

You can find information on how to apply and which documents are required here.

Applying for unrestricted degree programmes

Follow the steps in the general instructions.

Applying for degree programmes with capped numbers

To apply for a higher semester on a degree programme with capped numbers, there is no need to register with . The entire application process runs via our MeinCampus system. Please take the same steps as for unrestricted degree programmes.


A decision will be made on admission and the appropriate semester after you have submitted all the documents (incl. grades and subject matter studied).

Enrolling as a student

Once you have been offered a place, you can go on to enrol as a student. You can find all the information right here.

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.


Building D, 3rd floor
Advice and Service

Tel.:  +49 (0)831 2523-308

Email: studienberatung(at)

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 | -433

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

Email: studienamt(at)

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

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

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