Before your studies

Non-mobile foreign students are applicants or students who are foreign nationals, but who unlike international students got their qualification for higher education from the German education, but not from a "Studienkolleg".

Foreign students are those applicants or students who are foreign nationals, including from the EU, who got their qualification for higher education outside of the Federal Republic of Germany.

To have your application considered, you must submit your notarised original certificates (in the original language) as well as a notarised copy of the German translation.

Alternatively, you may contact the Senate Department for Education, Youth, and Science Bernhard-Weiß-Straße 6,  D-10178 Berlin-Mitte, Tel.: 030/902275050, to have your foreign qualifications evaluated (general recognition).

Please find out before applying about whether your educational certificates from abroad will be recognised at www.anabin.de

If you are already enrolled at an institution of higher learning abroad and would like to spend a semester as a visiting student (ERASMUS), please contact the International Office.

Every academic programme has its individual application procedure. You may apply either  through an online application or submit an application on paper. Forms can be downloaded from study programmes websites during the application period.

Programmes with restricted admission have the following deadlines: for an application for the summer semester (programme starts on 1 April every year), the application deadline is 15 January, for the winter semester (programme starts on 1 October), the deadline is 15 July of every year. Special deadlines and dates may apply for individual programmes. 

If you meet the admission requirements, you may apply to several programmes, though separately.

All reports, certificates etc. have to be submitted as officially certified (notarised) copies. Please see the information brochures of the individual programmes for which specific documents are required. 

If a pre-training internship for your application is required, it must have been completed by the application deadline (15 February or 15 July of every year). No exceptions will be made.

A hardship can be caused by family reasons, social and/or health reasons. Please find out details from the immatriculation office.

The actual administrative fees and contributions you can find here.

The total of semesters after acquiring the higher education entrance qualification will count, if you were matriculated at another German university, these semesters will be subtracted.

Because of the high number of applicants, we ask you not to contact us to enquire whether you were accepted. After the end of the application period, you will be notified by mail as soon as possible.

You may personally deliver your application to ASH Berlin (mailbox in front of room 333/334), you may send it by certified mail, or you can include a stamped self-addressed postcard, which we will mail back to acknowledge receipt of your application.

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During your studies

The StudierendenCenter consists of different offices, filling different fields of functions. An overview and all contact persons you can find on the website of StudierendenCenter.


At ASH Berlin, registered students may apply to receive credit for competencies acquired elsewhere for select modules of their respective academic programme. Students may only apply to have credits accepted for select modules. 

The acceptance of external credits and skills for further eduation master programmes is  carried out by the program coordinators of every programme.

The Examinations Office, in close cooperation with the examinations committee, deals with all matters concerning examinations, such as checking and administering exam results, giving advice to students about examination rules, checking that all requirements have been met for the bachelor’s and maser’s thesis, organising exams (set dates and deadlines), formally checking applications for the acceptance of credits acquired elsewhere, as well as issuing reports and certificates.

It is responsible for the following programmes at ASH Berlin:  

Undergraduate programmes:

  • Social Work
  • Social Work "BASA - online"
  • Health and Nursing Management
  • Early Education (full-time and part-time)  
  • Physiotherapy/Ergotherapy

Graduate programmes:

  • Practical Research in Social Work and Pedagogy
  • Management and Quality development in the Health Sector 

More information in German you can get on our website "Studierendenverwaltung"