Information to apply for an admission-restricted bachelor degree program

Applicants can apply for an admission-restricted program between May 4 - July 15, 2020, through Uni Assist. 

The following information will help you apply for an admission-restricted bachelor's program at OWL University Technical University of Ostwestfalen-Lippe. 

For the winter semester 2020/2021, TH OWL offers the following admission-restricted programs: 

  • Architecture, Detmold
  • Interior Architecture, Detmold
  • City Planning, Detmold
  • Business Administration, Lemgo
  • International Logistics, Lemgo
  • Media Production, Lemgo
  • Business psychology, Lemgo

Application process

European Union Applicants 

Applicants from a member state of the European Union, may apply via the application portal. However, in most cases a pure online application is not possible, since you also have to submit paper documents to participate in the selection process.  Applicants must have a school leaving certificate, which entitles them to study at a university in their home country.

To check if your school education meets the requirements for applying to a German university, visit the following third party sites:

Non-European Union Applicants 

Applicants from non-EU countries who

  • have not obtained their university entrance qualification (Abitur, baccalaureate, diploma, etc.) or their first university degree (Bachelor) in Germany,
  • have completed a T-Kurs at a studienkolleg in Germany, or
  • have not acquired a secondary school leaving certificate issued by a German school abroad 

have to apply through the application portal Uni Assist between May 4 and July 15th, 2020.


The following documents have to be submitted to Uni Assist 

  1. Secondary school certificate in the original language as a notified copy,
  2. notified translation of the above document in either German or English,
  3. transcript of records, if not already part of the certificate (also translated into German or English),
  4. if obtained: notified certificate of the acquired Feststellungsprüfung from a German Studienkolleg,
  5. if available: notified proof of previous studies at a university in your home country
  6. including German or English translation,
  7. proof of sufficient German language proficiency as follows:
  • B1 certificate at the time of application for most bachlor degree programs.
    For enrollment one of the following B2-certificates is required: Telc B2, B2 Goethe, TestDAF - 14 Pts., or DSH-1
  • B2 certificate at time of application for the following programs: Betriebswirtschaftslehre, International Logistics, Digitalisierungsingenieurwesen, Holztechnik, Innovative Produktionssysteme und Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen
    For enrolment one of the following C1-certificates is required: Telc C1 Hochschule, C1 Goethe, TestDAF - 16 Pts., or DSH-2

To check if your school education meets the requirements for applying to a German university, visit the following third party sites:

  • DAAD – Database for admission requirements 
  • Anabin – Database for admission requirements (only in German)
  • Studying in Germany – German Grade Calculator 

If you have any questions, please contact the International Office of TH OWL.