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Applying for Admission to the B.A. Program in European Cultures and Society

Welcome! Here you can find detailed information about applying for admission to the Bachelor of Arts program in European Cultures and Society at Europa-Universität Flensburg.

Selection Process

The Selection Process

The European Cultures and Society BA program at EUF is especially geared towards international students (degree program approval/letter issued by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Youth, Family and Senior Citizens, VII 515, on July 20, 2017).

This degree program is planned as unrestricted admission

Only applications received on time and in the correct form will be included in the selection process.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines

Most students will start their studies in the first semester (program semester 1). The application deadlines for program semesters 2-6 are also provided here for those who are applying for admission to an advanced semester.

EU applicants:

 To begin studies in the fall semester (program semesters 1, 3 or 5)

May 15 Application period opens
July 15 Application period closes

To begin studies in the spring semester (program semesters 2, 4 or 6)

December 01 Application period opens
January 15 Application period ends

For Non-EU applicants:

 To begin studies in the fall semester (program semesters 1, 3 or 5)

December 01 Application period opens
July 15 Application period ends

To begin studies in the spring semester (program semesters 2, 4 or 6)

May 15 Application period opens
July 15 Application period ends

Application Process

The Application Process

Applicants to Europa-Universität Flensburg must complete two steps:

  1. Fill out all required fields in our online application portal.
  2. Print, sign, and send in the completed application form, together with all required application documents.

You do NOT have to register with or apply through the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (Foundation for University Admissions, DoSV). 

In the online application portal, fill out required fields for your chosen degree program. When you are done, the program will generate a pdf with the following important information:

  • Your personal application number, more information about the application process
  • Your login username +password for the portal
  • A link to the application instructions for your degree program 
  • A list of the required application documents for that EUF program

Print out this pdf and sign it. As a final step, you'll need to mail this signed paper printout of the form, plus all required documents for your degree program, to the EUF admissions office. The office's mailing address is pre-printed on the application form.

Important note: Your application documents must be received by EUF no later than the application deadline. Neither the postmark date nor the date when you completed the online application matter in this context.

After receiving your application, EUF will review all your documents. During this time, you can check for yourself in the application portal to make sure your application isn't missing any documents. If they are, you will receive an email from the admissions office informing you that your application status has changed. Please note: You must submit any missing documents listed in the application portal by the application deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.

If you have made a mistake in the online application or if you want to change your application, you can reapply online at any time. You will then receive a new application number. Only your most recently submitted application will be considered in the selection process; all previous applications will be disregarded. 

How the online application works

You may only apply for one restricted-admission degree program (or a combined restricted-admission degree program). If you submit several applications for admission-restricted programs, only your most recent application will be considered.

Please note: Online applications submitted before the official application start date or after the application deadline cannot be considered. The responsibility for ensuring that your application is received by the deadline is entirely up to you.

Go to the online application portal

Advanced Semester Admission

Applying for Admission to an Advanced Semester

As a prerequisite for admission to an advanced semester, the Admissions Committee, the Examination Committee, and/or the receiving institute must have reviewed and accepted as valid any examinations you have already taken in other degree programs. They must also confirm that you place into an advanced semester.

Advanced-semester applicants must submit a separate application for admission to an advanced semester (including all required documents) in addition to the normal application materials.

Of course, your application for advanced-semester placement is still subject to all the admission requirements for first-semester applicants.

Recognition / Advanced Placement

If you have questions about transferring a course or courses taken at an external institution (recognition) or about advanced placement, please first contact the faculty advisor for your chosen degree program or subject.

to subject advising

Subject-specific admissions restrictions also apply for advanced semester applicants.

An overview of all the available study places in all subjects and subject semesters is always available at the start of each application process. This can help you assess your chances of being admitted into a specific subject.

International Applicants

International Applicants

All applicants to a degree program at EUF must complete the online application procedure.

The following foreign applicants can apply under the same terms as German applicants:

  • All foreign applicants or stateless persons who have acquired a German higher education entrance qualification, or who have already completed a degree program in Germany that entitles them to take up the desired degree program.
  • Citizens of a member state of the European Union (EU)
  • Citizens of signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) that are not members of the EU (i.e. Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway)
  • Foreign applicants with family members who are citizens of a member state of the EU or of a state party to the EEA Agreement

Certified copies of the school leaving certificate as well as certified German or English translations of these must be submitted, as well as proof of sufficient English language skills (see "Admission requirements") in plain copy.

Please note:

As an international applicant, you should submit your documents as early as possible or, preferably, you should submit your certificates and translations to the admissions office for review before the official application deadline (scanned documents by email).

You will then receive an assessment of the certificate, which you should then submit along with your application.

If an assessment is not possible, your documents must be sent by the admissions office to COFE (the central office) in Bonn. The review process there can take several months. However, in order to participate in the selection process, the result of the review must be received by the application deadline at the latest.


If you have any questions or need more information, please contact:

+49 461 805 2765
Gebäude Helsinki
HEL 012
Auf dem Campus 1a
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg

Admission requirements

Admission requirements include:

  • A general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or
  • A subject-based university entrance qualification in the fields of economics and social affairs

Keep in mind that the Fachhochschulreife (advanced technical college certificate) does not entitle the holder to university admission in Schleswig-Holstein. Under the tab "Studying without an Abitur," you can learn more about the vocational qualifications that entitle you to study at the university level.

Language requirements

Additionally, adequate proficiency in English is required.
The certificate presented as proof of language proficiency must not be older than two years from the start of the semester for which you seek enrollment. The university also recognizes the following credentials:

  1. A grade point average of at least 10 in the subject English in the upper secondary school (gymnasiale Oberstufe), whereby English must also have been taken without interruption until the Abitur (average grade of the last four half-years)
  2. A school-leaving certificate from an English-speaking school entitling the holder entrance into higher education
  3. Achievement of specified minimum scores or grades in recognized language tests:
    • FCE (First Certificate in English): Grade B
    • CAE (Certificate in Advanced English): Grade C (passed)
    • CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English): Grade C (passed)
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Band Score 6.5
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language):
      • Internet-Based Testing: at least 90 points (of max. 120)
      • Paper-Based Testing: at least 577 points (of max. 677)
      • Computer-Based Testing: at least 233 points (from max. 300).

You can find detailed information on the language requirements and the accepted proof in the Study Qualification Statutes of Europa-Universität Flensburg.

If you are unable to provide proof of the required language skills by the application deadline, you may still apply.

However, possible admission will then be subject to the condition that you have to provide proof that you meet the language qualification by February 28 (by the end of first semester). If you do not submit the proof by this date, you will be irrevocably withdrawn from the program on February 28.

If you have earned a certificate that is not listed above, please consult only with the admission committee to discuss its possible recognition by EUF.