Admission Criteria

Criteria for admission to a bachelor’s course of study

Applicants for admission to a bachelor’s study program at Zeppelin University can be admitted if they have cumulatively fulfilled the prerequisites for admission to a state university (§ 70 (2) (4); §§ 58, 59, 60 of the law on universities and Berufsakademien in Baden-Wuerttemberg [LHG]), i.e. if they …


  • have acquired the general or subject-related higher education entrance qualification or an equivalent certificate
  •  have very good English and German language skills
  • have successfully taken part in the Zeppelin University selection procedure


In addition, we require evidence of a six-week internship required for enrollment, which you should ideally have completed before the start of study.


Applicants who do not have German as a native language will need to provide evidence of their knowledge of German (Level C1). At the request of the university, applicants must provide the relevant evidence within the prescribed limitation period, and must also submit a declaration that they have not definitively failed an examination in a study program at any other German university (in a subject closely related to their chosen course at Zeppelin University), that they have not lost the right to sit examinations for any other reason, and that they are not currently involved in any ongoing examination proceedings.


Applicants with a Chinese, Mongolian or Vietnamese university entrance qualification must also provide, in addition to the certification for higher education entrance qualification for the Federal Republic of Germany, the Certificate of Academic Evaluation (“Zertifikat der Akademischen Prüfstelle”) issued by the corresponding German Embassy.

Diplôme du Baccalauréat International (IB)

The Diplôme du Baccalauréat International (IB) is recognized by us as a higher education entrance qualification if it has been acquired via full-time school attendance in at least twelve consecutive annual year groups, and provided that the qualifications achieved correspond to the guidelines issued by the Conference of Ministers for Education and Cultural Affairs (“Kultusministerkonferenz”).


In addition, a corresponding certificate issued by the IBO in Geneva/Switzerland, which lists the respective examination subjects and grades, must be submitted.


The central requirements for acceptance include:


The following subjects designated in accordance with the terminology of the IB must be included among the six examination subjects:


  1. two languages (at least one of these being an advanced foreign language as “Language A”)
  2. a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics),
  3. Mathematics*
  4. a social studies related subject (History, Geography, Economics).

Apart from the above-mentioned subjects, the sixth mandatory subject may be one of the following: Visual Arts, Music, Theatre Arts; a further modern language; Latin, Classical Greek; General Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Environmental Systems and Societies, Computer Science, Design Technology; Philosophy, Psychology, Social Anthropology, Business and Management.


  • The three subjects for which evidence is required at Higher Level must either be Mathematics or a science subject, i.e. Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
  •  The applicant’s academic progress in all subjects must be seamlessly documented up to the end of the course.
  • The six subjects required must have been awarded at least IB Grade 4. If IB Grade 3 was awarded in only one subject, this can be counterbalanced by an award of at least IB Grade 5 and a total of 24 points in another subject with the same level of requirements.

*Note:
If you started the IB program from September 2019, the following stipulations apply for “Mathematics”:

  • evidence at the Higher Level of Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation
  • evidence at the Standard Level of Mathematics, Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics : Applications and Interpretation and there is a science qualification (Biology or Chemistry or Physics) at the Higher Level


Team of Applicant Advisory & Selection Process

Dierolf Nadine, Gröner Alissa, Wallace Birgit
Dierolf Nadine, Gröner Alissa, Wallace Birgit
Team Applicant Advisory & Admissions
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2000
Room:ZF Campus
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