If you would like to complete a few courses at the University of Würzburg but have no current interest in pursuing a degree, you can apply for admission as a guest student. Please note: Guest students will be charged tuition fees and can only take a limited number of courses; they cannot study entire degree programmes.
When you apply for admission as a guest student, you will have to indicate the courses you want to take and their course numbers. To find out what courses we offer, please refer to our class schedule (available in German only).
Eligibility for admission:
The eligibility criteria for admission as a guest student are the same as that for regular students.
However, the University may allow exceptions for individuals who
have a Mittlere Reife or an equivalent or higher secondary school leaving qualification or
who can demonstrate that strong grounds exist for which they are seeking admission as a guest student and who, because of their educational background, professional experience, or other personal circumstances, can be expected to be able to follow the course(s) in question.
Access to courses:
In principle, guest students have access to all courses, provided that there are no restrictions on participation. Where the number of places on a course is limited (e. g. by the capacity of the lecture hall or lab in which it is held), preference is given to regular students. To find out if and what restrictions are in place for the courses you are planning to take, please refer to our class schedule.
If you want to take courses offered by the Language Centre (ZfS), please register there first and ask the ZfS team for a written confirmation of your registration. Please submit this confirmation to us together with your application for admission.
Usually, guest students will not be granted access to courses that are offered as part of restricted admission degree programmes. Click here for a list of restricted admission programmes.
Guest students cannot take courses that are offered as part of the following degree programmes:
- Business Management and Economics
- Business Information Systems
- Mathematics for Economics
- Business Management
- German Language and Literature for Foreign Learners
Guest students are not entitled to take assessments and cannot obtain credits.
Click the link below to download the application form or ask Student Affairs for a paper copy.
Please note that we will not be able to process applications submitted by post that do not bear a live signature!
If you want to authorise the University of Würzburg for SEPA direct debit transactions, please submit a completed and signed paper copy of the application form to us.
If you want to apply for admission as a guest student and grant the University first-time authorisation for recurring SEPA direct debit transactions, please use the form below. If you only authorise the University for a one-off SEPA direct debit transaction, you will have to re-submit this form each semester.
If you have authorised the University for recurring SEPA direct debit transactions in the past and want to re-enrol as a guest student or register for additional courses, please use the form below.
You can submit your application for admission as a guest student either by post or in person. Applications will be accepted
for winter intake: between September
for summer intake: between March
of each year and the first day of the lecture period of the semester in question. Click here for the exact dates and deadlines.
The minimum fee guest students will be charged is €100.00 per semester. Fees are calculated on the basis of the total number of weekly contact hours scheduled for the courses a guest student is taking:
1 to 4 weekly contact hours: €100.00
5 to 8 weekly contact hours: €200.00
9 or more weekly contact hours: €300.00
The following payment options are available: SEPA direct debit, bank transfer, cash. Cash payments must be made to the Cashier’s Office (Zahlstelle, Zwinger 32).
SEPA direct debit:
To be able to pay by SEPA direct debit, you must sign a SEPA direct debit mandate authorising the University of Würzburg to direct debit your account. Students usually grant us a long-term authorisation. If you do so, you will not have to sign a new mandate as long as your bank details and other relevant details do not change. If you only authorise us for a one‑off direct debit transaction, you will have to sign a new mandate each semester.
To authorise the University of Würzburg for SEPA direct debit transactions, please submit a completed and signed paper copy of the form ‘Application for Admission as a Guest Student and SEPA Core Direct Debit Mandate’ to us either by post or in person.
As a rule, both you and the University can unilaterally cancel a SEPA direct debit mandate without notice. To cancel your mandate, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A recurrent SEPA direct debit mandate automatically expires 36 months after the last initiated collection.
As soon as you have been admitted as a guest student, the University of Würzburg will process your SEPA direct debit mandate and will notify its bank, Bayerische Landesbank Munich. A separate email will be sent to you pre-notifying you of the upcoming direct debit transaction. Please make sure that, for 14 working days commencing from and including the date of this email, you have sufficient funds in your account to allow payment of the invoiced amount.
If the payment fails because of insufficient funds in your account or other reasons that are attributable to yourself, we will have to cancel your admission for the semester in question. Before we do so, however, we will give you the opportunity to transfer the amount now due (i. e. your tuition fees plus a penalty fee) to our bank account. A failed payment occurs when:
- there are insufficient funds in your account.
(If you do not have sufficient funds in your account, our bank will attempt to collect the amount due from your account in order to credit it straight back to your account. This may seem overly complicated, but the process is beyond our control.)
- the account to be debited was closed.
- the account holder requests a refund of the direct debit payment.
- the IBAN of the account to be debited is invalid.
If your direct debit payment fails or you request a refund of the payment, the University of Würzburg will be charged a penalty fee. The amount of penalty due varies from bank to bank. We will have to pass this penalty fee on to you, i. e. the amount payable will automatically increase by the fee we are charged.
If your direct debit payment has failed, you will be notified by letter and given the opportunity to transfer the new amount due - i. e. your tuition fees plus the penalty fee - to the account of the University of Würzburg. A pre-filled bank transfer form will be enclosed with this letter.
Guest account providing access to JMU’s IT services:
JMU’s Information Technology Centre can create a guest account for you. If you want to request a guest account, please ask the team at the Information Technology Centre for a copy of the request form. Currently guest accounts are free of charge. Please be aware that you will have to request the renewal of your account each semester.
Access to library resources:
Access to the canteens and cafeterias operated by Studentenwerk Würzburg:
You will need to get a so-called guest card (Gästekarte) in order to be able to pay for meals at canteens/cafeterias and purchases at vending machines on campus. To have a guest card issued to you, ask the staff at the main cash desk (Hauptkasse) at the canteen at Studentenhaus (Stadtmensa), Am Studentenhaus, 97072 Würzburg. Opening hours: Mo, Tu, We, and Fr 10:00 - 13:00 as well as Th 13:00 - 15:00