Are you up to the challenge? Can you handle questions with unknowable answers? Can you manage to commit to a variety of disciplines and still concentrate on your questions? Do you use a variety of perspectives as a resource for your own work? Are you brave and humble, interested in research, and do you have a practical mindset? What can you bring to the ZU and to your fellow students? And what will your fellow students be able to learn from you?
When it comes to selecting our students, we share Karl Jaspers’ opinion:
“The whole life of a university depends on the kind of people who come together within it. The life of a university depends no less on the kind of students it admits than on its resident professors.” “Die Idee der Universität”, Berlin 1946, page 91
Our admissions procedure is based on two assumptions:
Firstly, that you are not defined entirely by your grades. You have many talents and abilities that we can only discover via our own selection process. And secondly, there is not necessarily a positive correlation between your intelligence and your financial situation.
As an applicant, you must be a good fit for our university – but our university must also be right for you. Both you and our selection panel must therefore strive to determine whether this is the case.
Because a decision to study demands early and often long-term planning, we are now enabling prospective students to apply to the Zeppelin University three semesters in advance.
|Selection day||Application deadline||Start of study|
|Wednesday, July 20, 2022 | digital|
|Thursday, July 28, 2022 | on site||Tuesday, July 12, 2022||Fall 2022 | Spring 2023 | Fall 2023|
|Wednesday, August 10, 2022 | digital||Sunday, July 24, 2022||Fall 2022 | Spring 2023 | Fall 2023|
|Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | on site||Sunday, 02 October 2022||Spring 2023 | Fall 2023|
|Wednesday, December 21, 2022 | digital||Sunday, December 04, 2022||Spring 2023 | Fall 2023|
Your first step: simply complete the kick-off requirements and get access to our online application portal.
| Online application
After choosing your own password, you can get started with your application. We want to get to know you better by means of a detailed CV that includes a letter of motivation. Tell us your story. What were the formative events in your past? Who played an important role in your personal development? Why do your want to study this subject at our university? What are your plans for the future? In addition, please upload your latest school reports and final qualification certificates.
Important: Please load up all additional documents as PDF files only. Applications can only be submitted online – postal applications will not be accepted.
Not yet completed your studies?
You can still apply now! Simply submit all the reports and certificates you have received so far or your current Transcript of Records. You can submit your final certificates at the time of enrollment.
Experiencing a sudden bout of writer’s block?
No problem. You can easily save your application at any point and come back to it later when feeling suitably inspired. Don’t send us your application until you have given every part careful consideration.
What will happen after I have submitted my application?
We will thoroughly check your application for a study place. This process can take up to two weeks. If successful, you will receive an invitation to one of our selection days – the next step in our selection process. As part of the selection-day procedure, you will stay the night in accommodation that we will book for you. We will also arrange transport to the location for the case study and will provide meals and drinks. The costs for this are included in your participation fee of €95.00.
Team of Applicant Advisory & Selection Process
Phone: +49 7541 6009-2000
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Do you have any questions about the study programs and the selection process? Then please contact our Admission Office.
What happens on a typical selection day?
| First things first: The day before the event is all about getting to know each other. After a short welcome, current ZU students are open for questions and provide interesting insights into everyday life at ZU. On selection days on site, applicants get to enjoy a tour of ZF campus and an informational exchange with food & drink at our beautiful lakeside campus.
| The next morning …after the official welcome, applicants will be presented with an engaging case study from areas of business, culture, politics, or social affairs. Small groups will be formed, to work together on finding solutions for the question raised by the case provider.
During Selection Day on-site, the group will present the results as a team, during our digital day the solution will be presented individually during the interview with the commission. A special challenge: the time for the presentation is limited and no media tools area allowed. It is all about you and your ideas!
| Selection interviews: After
lunch, the individual part of the day begins. For two 35-minute interviews, you
will meet representatives of the university as well as external experts from
the business world and other organizations. Each interview is different – just
like you! We are looking for a true dialog in these talks. So please do not
hesitate to ask questions and to discuss your concerns and passions!
| Tests: The applicant-interviews are complemented by an English test (multiple choice) und a
test related to the field of studies (Math or essay). Each test lasts 35 minutes.
| Last but not least... a last get-together after
the day is done. Not only to say good-bye but also to hear your impressions of
the day and receive some feedback. We are happy to answer any final questions at
that time. During digital selection days we provide a chat room and space for
final questions or feedback as well.
When can you expect a decision?
the official part of the day, the selection committees will meet to discuss and
decide over admission. You will be informed about the result on the following
day per email.
the scholarship committee will meet that following day to decide over
scholarship awards. A day later the contract portfolio, which includes the
scholarship decision, will be sent to you by postal mail.
Please note that the contract offer is usually bound to a 2-week return period.
|Phone:||+49 7541 6009-2000|
|Room:||FAB 3 | 0.31|