Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences

Breitscheidstraße 2, Magdeburg, 39114, Germany

Imagine the future will be wonderful. And it's your chance...

Study in Magdeburg and Stendal at the University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Interested students can choose from around 50 study programs in Magdeburg and Stendal. Around 130 professors guarantee a very good staff-to-student contact ratio.

We offer unique degree programs in Germany as well as application- and transfer-oriented research.

Choose your field of study among:

  • Social Work, Health and Media
  • Engineering and Industrial Design
  • Water, Environment, Construction and Safety
  • Applied Human Sciences
  • Economics

Interdisciplinarity and practical relevance (e.g. internships) are an integral part of all courses and linked to our focus of applied sciences and Employability.

The range of courses includes campus-based as well as distance learning and continuing education programs.

Start your career at

With around 50 degree programmes in the fields of health and social sciences, media and design, technology, business and languages, you can follow the course of your choice at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences. Join us and lay the foundations for your future academic and professional career. As well as innovative and unique programmes such as Water Management, Applied Childhood Studies, Journalism, Safety and Hazard Defence or Interaction Design, we also offer conventional courses such as Business  Administration, Social Work and Mechanical Engineering. Accreditation agencies have substantiated the quality of our internationally recognised Bachelor and Master’s degrees. Dual track programmes are also possible. Our close relationships with regional enterprises in particular ensure that course content is kept up to date and also improve the employment prospects of our graduates. Besides teaching specialist skills and methodology, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences provides a comprehensive general education programme, which allows individuals to gain key social skills and which is open to all students. Courses on offer cover a diverse spectrum of first cycle Bachelor’s degree programmes that equip students for working life based on a combination of high-quality teaching and the latest research findings. At postgraduate level, we offer an exclusive range of Master’s degree and continuing education programmes to build on existing and applied expertise. Electing to study at our University obviously also means choosing the place where you will spend time over the years to come. Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences has excellent facilities in which 4,400 students in Magdeburg and a further 2,200 in Stendal learn and live. Conditions are also tailored in particular to the needs of students with families or special circumstances. Demand for our graduates from different professional fields and the rising number of applications from other federal states in Germany and from abroad underline the growing attractiveness of Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences.

Services for International Students

  • Orientation sessions (last week in September/ March)
  • German as a Foreign Language Summer School (3 weeks in June/July)
  • Late Summer School in September (2 week induction programme including German course)
  • German as a Foreign Language-courses (during the semester, free of charge, level A2 to C1*)
  • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; Level A: beginning, Level B: intermediate, Level C: proficiency
  • Assistance with visa issues and in finding student accommodation
  • Several excursions during the semester (e.g. canoe trips, visit of Christmas market, city excursions etc.)
  • Student project which supports international students (Buddy programme: Welcome party, country evenings, international soccer game, Christmas cookie baking, guided city tour and much more activities)

Partner universities

  • More than 100 partner universities all over the world
  • EU partner universities: ERASMUS (Mobility programme of the European Union)
  • Overseas cooperations: China, Cuba, Japan, Jordan, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine and USA

Academic Calender

- Winter semester: October 1st – Middle of February

- Summer semester: April 1st – Middle of July

Note: Exams can take place until two weeks after the end of lectures!


  • Semester fee 93 €  Magdeburg and  51 €  Stendal (student ID for Magdeburg students includes public transport within the city of Magdeburg)
  • No tuition fees in most programmes
  • Housing / accommodation: around 250 € per month
  • Food: lunch in the canteen of the university around 4 € per meal incl. drink


  • German health insurance about 85 € per month
  • Proof of ability to pay living expenses is required for obtaining a visa (735 € per month)

 Information on applications and enrolment


A higher education entrance qualification is a general prerequisite for admittance to a programme of study. Individual courses of study may have other specific admission requirements. See

International applicants and all who have acquired their certificates in a country other than Germany are asked to apply via uni-assist e.V. As a joint institution of German universities, uni-assist carries out an expert examination of all admission requirements, for which it charges a fee. Once uni-assist has positively verified that all admission requirements have been met, it forwards the application to us. Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences then makes the decision concerning admission. The admissions and application procedure at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences is free of charge. More information can be found on the uni-assist website: Please note: This information does not apply to applicants whose documents have already been checked and whose eligibility for university entrance has been recognised. International applicants must provide proof of educational qualifications that permit study in Germany (school-leaving certificate, certificate of university attendance). The anabin database provides information about the validation of foreign educational qualifications. Visit The language of instruction at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences is German for nearly all programmes and courses. Foreign applicants must prove they have adequate knowledge of German. Evidence of the necessary German language skills can be provided in the form of:

- the ‘Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom’ or
- ‘Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom’, or
- the Goethe Institute’s ‘Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung’ or
- the ‘Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz Stufe II’ or
- the ‘deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH Stufe 2)’, or
- ‘TestDaF, Niveaustufe 4’ (all four parts of the examination) or
- proof of having passed the entrance examination at a preparatory college (please see below for more details). 

Applicants who are unable to fulfil the specified admission requirements may contact a preparatory college (‘Studienkolleg’). These specifically prepare foreign applicants for a course of study in Germany. Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences does not have its own preparatory college. The preparatory college responsible for our institution is located at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Köthen.

More information can be found on the website of Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Köthen:

An overview of all preparatory colleges in Germany can be found here:

It can take several weeks for uni-assist e.V. to check application documents. We therefore recommend submitting your application by the following deadlines: Courses of study requiring an aptitude test Winter semester: 15 April Summer semester: 31 October Courses of study with restricted admission Winter semester: 31 May Summer semester: 30 November Courses of study without any admission restriction Winter semester: 31 July Summer semester: 31 January

Information regarding current application deadlines can be found online or obtained from the General Academic Counselling unit. The application must include:

-a completed Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences application form for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme and
- evidence of entitlement to be admitted to higher education (school-leaving certificate, or evidence of a university degree obtained abroad, or evidence of study periods spent at foreign universities) and
- proof of sufficient knowledge of the German language, and
- a CV in tabular form (in German) 

Before you enter Germany you must observe certain formalities (e.g. apply for a visa). Even in Germany itself, a few visits to public offices will be necessary (Residency Registration Office, Foreigners Office). Also, you must have health insurance in Germany. Information and advice on the above issues and other matters such as accommodation and life in Magdeburg and Stendal can be found on the web pages of our International Office. If you need further information, you are welcome to contact our General Academic Counselling unit in person.


All applicants who fulfil the requirement for courses of study without any admission restriction will be admitted. For courses of study with restricted admission, there is an internal selection process. University admission and rejection notices are sent out by post in early August for the winter semester and in early February for the summer semester. Notices of admission contain important information about the subsequent procedure. When this procedure has been completed, student ID cards are sent out by post. Please contact the University Registration Office if you have any questions about enrolment. Contact details are provided on page 31.

General Academic Counselling

The General Academic Counselling unit supports potential students when choosing their subject specialisms, provides information about potential career opportunities and answers queries about applications, admissions and programme requirements. Assistance is also available here to any students of the University who are experiencing study-related issues and/or considering a change of study programme.

Course advisor: Jana Schieweck Tel.: +49 (0)391 886 41 06 E-mail: If you have any questions regarding a specific course of study such as about course content,  assessment criteria, programmes and specialisations or wish to apply for a higher semester, professors in the relevant department will be happy to advise.

International Office

The International Office provides information and advice to our students, alumni, professors and other staff who intend to pursue their careers abroad as well as those who come from outside Germany to study or work at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences. It is the gateway for all international activities at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences.

Head of the International Office: André Nollmann Tel.: +49 (0)391) 886 4210 E-mail:

For further information, please visit the International Office web pages:

Whether as a waiter in a café, a research assistant or an industrial production assistant: many international students need to work to finance their studies.

Students from the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) have free access to the German job market and are practically equivalent to German students. International students from other countries can work a total of 120 full or 240 half days per year. If you want to work more, you need a permit from the "Agentur für Arbeit" (Federal Employment Agency) and the foreigners' authority. Whether you are issued a work permit largely depends on the condition of the local job market. You are less likely to receive a permit to work more than 120 days in regions with higher unemployment rates.

This does not include work as a research assistant. No time limits apply for this activity. However, you will still need to inform the foreigners' authority. In addition, international students from outside the EU or EEA are not permitted to work in a self-employed or freelance capacity. If you are unsure about what kind of job you have been offered, please consult the relevant authority.

Regulations are particularly strict for participants in language courses or in preparatory courses ("Studienkolleg"). You may only work in lecture-free periods and only with the consent of the Federal Employment Agency and the foreigners' authority.

It is essential that you comply with labour laws for international students. You may be expelled from Germany if you break these laws. More information can be found here: