Admission Requirements


For admission to TU Clausthal, international applicants need a certificate of their higher secondary education.

Direct Admission to University
If this international certificate is accepted as an equivalent to a German certificate, the applicant (after taking the DSH, TestDaF or an equivalent German language exam) can be admitted directly to the study program.

Applicants whose higher secondary education certificates are not equivalent may receive direct admission if they – depending on their country of birth and prior school education – provide evidence of one or two successfully completed academic years in their home country.

Admission to University through the Studienkolleg  (Preparatory School)
Applicants with a higher education entrance certificate which is only partially comparable to a German one must take an entrance exam at the Studienkolleg before acceptance to the study program. The Studienkolleg for all Lower Saxony universities is located at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. To prepare for this exam, a 2-semester preparation course is offered which can be taken after passing an entrance exam.  Registration for the one-year preparation course at the Studienkolleg is carried out through TU Clausthal, where applicants must also send their application documents.

Requirements for an invitation to the entrance test (Studienkolleg)

The Studienkolleg Hannover has changed the prerequisites for taking the entrance test.


  1. Applicants must present a recognized German certificate: Onset, TestDaF, DSH, DSD I, DSD II, TELC, TELC B1, Goethe-Zertifikat, ÖSD-Zertifikat, IB-Deutsch.
  2. For applicants of TU Clausthal: in order to receive an invitation to the entrance test, the following requirements apply:
  • If you are abroad at the time of application, Goethe B2.
  • If you are attending a preparatory German language course at Mariaspring or at VHS Goslar: B2.1 from the respective cooperating institution.

Please note: The Studienkolleg Hannover has introduced a selection process for the entrance test. The Studienkolleg Hannover will conduct the selection process among the applicants who have received an invitation to the entrance test. Only the selected applicants will be invited to the entrance test. An invitation to the entrance test does not guarantee participation in the entrance test.

Yours sincerely

International Centre Clausthal (IZC)

Application Team


Application Team

Room: 15 and 16
Graupenstraße 11
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld

+49 (0)5323/ 72-3267 or 72-3105
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Telephone consultation:
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