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Important information for the application in the wintersemester 2020/ 2021 (for EU-applicants)


Please note, that the dates mentioned below are provisional and can change due to the current COVID-19-situation.

The application for admission at the Fachhochschule Dortmund for the wintersemester 2020/ 2021 has already begun and ends on 20th August 2020. The application for the master-programme "Betriebswirtschaft für New Public Management" has already begun and ends on 15th June 2020.


You apply online. In general you don’t need to provide any documents in written form during the application process. Exceptions are being displayed after completing your data online in your “Studienplatzantrag” (application form).

Before you start your application please take good note of the admission requirements for each programme you want to apply for. If you don’t meet the admission requirements it won’t be possible to complete your enrollment later on.  Please find more information about the admission requirements on the webpages of our “Studienberatung” (student counseling).

Special procedure for all admission-restricted bachelor-programmes

In the wintersemester 2019/2020 we award all our places to study for our admission-restricted bachelor-programmes in collaboration with the “Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung” (University Admissions Foundation).  If you want to apply for such a bachelor-programme you therefore have to register at first.

Please follow the link to the webpage of and register. You will receive a BID- and a BAN-number. You will need these numbers in the application process in the online form of the Fachhochschule Dortmund. If you already have an account at please use your existing BID and BAN.

Please note:

During the registration process at it will be possible to upload documents. The Fachhochschule Dortmund will NOT resort to these documents in the application process.

Running the online application

1. Registration

Through this link you get to our “Hochschulportal”.

Before you can start you application you have to register. Please click “Jetzt registrieren” (Register now) and enter your personal data. If you want to apply for a place to study we award in collaboration with the “Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung” (University Admissions Foundation), please insert your BID and BAN.

You complete the process of registration by clicking “Registrieren” (Register) at the end of the page.

Please note:

Do you have a NON-EU-citizenship and did you not receive your university entrance qualification in Germany (“Feststellungsprüfungszeugnisse” are only valid in connection with your diploma from abroad and therefore do NOT count as a university entrance qualification you received in Germany)? And are you in addition NOT married to an EU-citizien? Then please apply directly via Uni-Assist (only for bachelor-programmes).

2. Verification of your account

After completing your data in the registration process you have to verify your account to unlock it. There a two ways to do it:

1. E-mail verification

After completing your data you will receive an e-mail with your user-ID. Please follow the link in this e-mail to unlock your account automatically.

2. Manual

If the link does not work for you, you can enter the code from the e-mail manually. Please choose the tab “Bewerbung” (application) in our online form and then “E-Mail-Verifikation” (e-mail verification). Enter the Code and press “OK”.

3. Login and start the application process

Now you can login to our online portal (either in the top right corner or if you login for the first time in the middle of your display) with your user-ID from the verification e-mail and your chosen password (1.)

At the front page the button “Bewerbung starten” (Start Application) appears now. Please click this button to start the application process. (2.)

It is only possible to apply for a certain semester. The semester, you can apply for will be preallocated and can’t be changed. Please click on “Bewerbung starten” (Start Application). Now please click on “Bewerbungsantrag hinzufügen” (Add Application). On the following pages please complete your data.

4. Send online-application

After completing your data you will get to an overview-page. Here you will be asked to check on the data you just provided.

To complete and send your online-application please scroll down to the bottom of the page. Here you have to confirm the correctness of the information you have given to us and then press “Antrag abgeben” (Submit application).


Optional: Changing your data BEFORE submitting your application

You can change or correct your data during different stages of your application process but only until 15th January (for a summersemester)/ 15th July (for a wintersemester).

If you already note your data being incorrect or incomplete BEFORE submitting your application, please click “Zurück zur Übersicht” (Back to overview) (1.) at the bottom of the page.

Here you click “Antrag bearbeiten” (Edit application) (2.). You will be directed to the original entry page of you apllication. After editing your data, please click on to the end of the application form.

Optional: Changing your data AFTER submitting your application

If some of your data you have given to us during the application process change AFTER submitting your online application, we have to differ:

If some of your personal data changed afterwards (e.g. address), you can click on “Anschrift bearbeiten” (edit address), “Telefonnummer bearbeiten” (edit telephone-number) or “Mobiltelefonnummer bearbeiten” (edit mobile-number) at the right side column.

If any other given data changed, you have to withdraw you application. To withdraw please click “Antrag zurückziehen” (Withdraw application) in the upper part of the overview page. After withdrawing you can correct your data by clicking “Antrag bearbeiten” (edit application) and submit your application again afterwards.

Please note: You can only change your data until 15th January (for a summersemester)/ 15th July (for a wintersemester). If you withdraw your application after that date, it will not participate in the further application process since you will not be able to submit another application with correct data again.

Optional: Add a programme to your application

You can apply for more than one programme at the Fachhochschule Dortmund.

If you want to add another programme to an existing application please click “Bewerbungsantrag hinzufügen” (Add application) on the overview page.

Optional: Remove a programme from your application

If you change your mind concerning your requested programmes until the end of the application deadline, you can remove a certain programme from your overall application. To do so please click “Antrag zurückziehen” (Withdraw application) at the overview page. Please make sure to choose the button for the correct course of study.

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Important: Applying for a master-programme

If you are interested in one of our English taught master-programmes (Embedded Systems for Mechatronics, European Master in Project Management or Digital Transformation) we highly recommend you to have your documents pre-checked before applying. So you can verify before an application whether you meet the requirements for admission or not. For a pre-check please send us your documents by using THIS form ( for Embedded Systems for Mechatronics and Digital Transformation) or THIS form (for European Master in Project Management). In any other master-programme the verification of your admission requirements is only done after submitting your application in due form and time.

No matter which of our master-programmes you choose, we require certain documents in PDF format. You can upload those requested documents during the online application process.

Please note: If you want to apply for an admission-restricted master-programme and you haven’t finished your bachelor-programme yet, only 30 ECTS may pend according to the confirmation of your former university. Your preliminary average grade must meet the requirements of a master-programme’s minimum grade, too. Otherwise we can not consider your application in the admission process.  

In the online application process you must provide the following documents in PDF format: (to watch the list of documents please click)

1. a Bachelor or "Diplom" certificate or a preliminary transcript of records in German or English language. The documents must contain the following information:

  • your name
  • name of the issuing university
  • name of the attended bachelor- or "Diplom"-programme
  • a list of all attended courses (for example transcrpit of records)
  • the sum of ECTS points necessary to complete your programme
  • all ECTS points gained so far
  • the (preliminary) average grade as decimal number

2. the handbook of modules (in German or English language).

Please note:
We will only accept official documents of your university. Self-produced documents won't be accepted.

If this information is not evident on the uploaded document(s) and will not be submitted by the end of the application deadline, the application is incomplete and cannot be processed or considered in the admission process.

If you have not completed your study by the time of application, please note: The final certificate must be submitted at the latest by March 31 (for application for the summer semester) or by October 31 (for application for the winter semester 2020/2021 ).

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