International Applicants

Application process for students with a degree received outside of Germany

We are here to support you!

As employees of a German university, we do not have the expertise to check certificates and degrees earned outside of Germany. Therefore, an application via the platform uni-assist is inevitable. Uni-assist has specialized in this area and does this step for us (and other universities).

If you have any question regarding the application process, please don´t hesitate to write us an e-mail at wes[at]uni-kassel[dot]de.

Bewerbungsprozess internationale Studierende
  1. 1

    Inform yourself about the admission requirements

    Admission requirements:

    Bachelor's degree, diploma or equivalent degree with at least 180 credits in a technical or scientific course in the subject area

    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Physics
    • or equivalent

    in another course, at least 60 credits in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering, of which at least 18 credits are in the field of mathematics (analysis, algebra).

    Further admission requirements:
    • 'good' mathematical knowledge,
    • 'good' knowledge of technical sciences,
    • 'good' basic knowledge of natural science.
    • Letter of motivation (maximum two pages) in which you state your personal motivation and suitability for the master's program convincingly, including a record of previous academic performance, field training and scientific work. 
    • Proof of at least one year of work experience of any kind after finishing your first degree of higher education.
      • The work experience does not have to be obtained in the wind energy sector.
      • In special cases, the examination board can decide that work experience (in any field of activity) that you have gained before you had finished your first degree of higher education is acceptable as well.
    • Proof of English language knowledge equivalent to level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  2. 2

    Compile all required documents

    Required documents
    • School leaving certificate with which you fulfill the entrance requirement for higher education.
    • Certificates and transcripts of records of your previous higher education.
    • Proof of at least one year of work experience (in any field of activity) after finishing your first degree of higher education. In special cases, the examination board can decide that work experience that you have gained before you had finished your first degree of higher education is acceptable as well.
    • Proof of English language knowledge equivalent to level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
    • Letter of motivation (maximum two pages) in which you state your personal motivation and suitability for the master's program convincingly, including a record of previous academic performance, field training and scientific work.
    • Applicants from China, Mongolia or Vietnam have to submit the "APS" as well.
  3. 3

    Have all required documents translated and certified

    Have documents translated by a court-certified translator if they are not already issued in English or German language.

    Make copies of the original and the translated documents.

    Let both sets of copies certify by an authorized signatory such as a public notary. Check out what a certified copy is and where to receive it in our FAQ´s.

    Make digital copies of the original and translated certified copies.

  4. 4

    Apply online via uni-assist

    Create an account at my.uniassist.de.
    Note: click on Sprache in the upper right corner and select English.

    Search for Wind Energy Systems and select the program.
    Note: make sure to select the correct semester as the program starts in the winter semester.

    Create an application for the course.

    Upload the digital copies of the original and translated certified documents.

    Pay the application fee of 75 Euros. You can find out more about the payment options here. Please be aware, that your bank might charge transfer fees.

  5. 5

    Print out your online application and send it to uni-assist

    Print out your online application and send it – together with your certified copies of your original and translated documents – to uni-assist. The address will be provided to you by uni-assist.
    Note: do not send in original documents!

    After uni-assist has received your payment and your application, you will receive confirmation of the receipt by e-mail.

  6. 6

    Welcome!

    Lean back and wait, you have done your part. Now it is uni-assists turn to do their part and check all documents handed in by you.

    Note: check your uni-assist account regularly to not miss any messages in case any document is missing or is of false form.

    After 4-6 weeks you will receive the evaluation result by e-mail and letter.

    If you worry you might have missed to upload a document or else, please contact us.

    We hope to welcome you soon as a new student!