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Important Information: Who Needs a Preliminary Review Documentation From Uni-Assist and How Do You Get One?

Please find out first whether you will need to submit a preliminary review documentation (Vorprüfungsdokumentation, VPD) to the University of Würzburg along with your application for admission. Unfortunately, we cannot accept VPDs or uni-assist test reports, that you have requested for other universities.

Who needs a VPD?

  • All applicants for admission to Bachelor’s or state examination programmes who did NOT obtain their higher education entrance qualification in the German school system in Germany or at a school that applies the German Abitur examination regulations. This also applies to applicants for admission to higher subject semesters.
  • Applicants for admission to a Master’s programme who completed their previous degree (e.g. Bachelor’s degree) in a country other than Germany please check here whether you need a VPD to apply for the respective degree program.
       
  • Applicants holding an International Baccalaureate Diploma who do not have a letter of recognition of foreign qualifications (Anerkennungsbescheid) from the office for the recognition of non-Bavarian certificates and diplomas (Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle).
  • Applicants who went to a Studienkolleg college and want to apply for admission to a Bachelor’s or state examination programme.
  • Applicants who wish to be assigned to the Munich Studienkolleg college.

Who does NOT need a VPD?

  • Applicants who obtained a German Abitur secondary school leaving certificate in Germany or at a school  that applies the German Abitur examination regulations (Abitur certificates from accredited German schools abroad, European Baccalaureate/AbiBac each combined with the certificate of the conversion of the grade into the German grading system ).
  • German nationals as well as persons treated as such (EU/EEA nationals) who are applying for admission to the first subject semester of a programme in medicine, pharmacy or dentistry through hochschulstart.de.
  • Applicants holding an International Baccalaureate Diploma who have already received a letter of recognition of foreign qualifications (Anerkennungsbescheid) from the office for the recognition of non-Bavarian certificates and diplomas (Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle).
  • Applicants who completed their Bachelor’s degree in Germany.
  • Applicants who have already received a letter of recognition of foreign qualifications (Anerkennungsbescheid) from the office for the recognition of foreign certificates and diplomas (Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle).

How do I request a VPD?

You will have to request your VPD online through the https://my.uni-assist.de/ website.

Go to the website and complete the following steps in the following order:

  • FIRST select ‘Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg’ in the ‘University’ section.
  • Next, select the semester of your choice.
  • After that, select the degree you want to pursue (e.g. ‘Alle Fächer Bachelor’ (Bachelor’s, all subjects), ‘Alle Fächer Master’ (Master’s, all subjects) etc.).

Remember: You cannot select a specific degree programme on the uni-assist website but will only have to select the degree you want to pursue in your chosen subject.

Be aware that requesting a VPD from uni-assist and applying for admission to the University of Würzburg are two separate processes. You will first have to request a VPD and will then have to submit an application for admission to the University of Würzburg through the WueStudy portal (or, for certain Master’s programmes, through the Faculty offering the programme)!

Please allow up to 6-8 weeks for uni-assist to process your request. You can request a VPD from uni-assist at any time during the year.

Please also read the information on the provision of proof of your proficiency in the German language.

What documents are required for the request?

If you are applying for a preliminary documentsation by uni-assist for  a Bachelor's or State degree program, you need

  • a copy of your higher education entrance qualification in the original language (the higher education entrance qualification usually includes your secondary school certificate and additionally the certificate of your preparatory college assessment test, if you have completed the Studienkolleg; depending on origin and individual background, the higher education entrance qualification may also include other documents - see www.anabin.de).
  • a translation if the original document was not issued in German or English.

Please note that if you are admitted, you must present certified hardcopies of all documents uploaded by uni-assist for proof of your higher education entrance qualification upon enrollment. Please read the information on certification and translation thorougly to ensure that your documents meet the requirements.

Required documents for the VPD for a Master's Degree, LLM or Modul Master course

If you are applying for a Master's degree progam, LLM or Module Master course, you usually need

  • a copy of your higher ecucation entrance qualification in the original language
  • a copy of your subjects and grades (transcript)
  • a copy of your Bachelor Degrere
  • a translation if the original documents were not issued in German or English.

Uni-assist may require additional documents from you in order to issue the VPD.

Please allow up to 6-8 weeks for uni-assist to process your request. You can request a VPD from uni-assist at any time during the year.

Please also read the information on the provision of proof of your proficiency in the German language.