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Change of subject and study location

You already studied at another university and now want to transfer to the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Arts? Or you were already enrolled with us before and had to interrupt your studies?

You are eligible to apply for enrollment in a higher semester if:

  • You would like to transfer from another university of applied sciences to the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Arts,
  • You were previously enrolled in another degree program and would like to be enrolled in a higher study semester of a degree program at the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Arts,
  • You were previously enrolled in the chosen degree program and would like to resume your studies after an interruption (e.g. due to parental leave, illness, occupation).

Enrollment in your desired degree program is only possible if you can be admitted to a higher semester based on creditable examination achievements. The confirmation of placement in a higher semester is issued by the examination board of the respective department of the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Information for applicants changing subject and study location

Application of students from outside the EU

Applicants from non-EU countries who have not acquired a German university entrance qualification must apply via the uni-assist university service portal by February 15 of each year.

Admission restrictions
In some degree programs, you may have to expect admission restrictions and cutoff periods for your application, even in higher semesters. This means that it may not be possible for you to be offered a study place at the desired date, and that it may therefore not be possible for you to change universities or degree programs.

Application of students from inside the EU

Please apply directly to the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Arts. However, please note that it is not possible to apply by fax or e-mail. Please send the completed and signed application for admission including the enclosed documents to the following address within the respective application period:

Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe
Enrollment Office/Immatrikulationsamt
Campusallee 12
D-32657 Lemgo
Germany


Application periods

  • Summer semester: October 1 to March 15
  • Winter semester: April 1 to September 15

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • Placement certificate
  • Clearance certificate

You will be informed in writing about further documents to be submitted by you in the event that you are granted a study place.

Placement certificate

Applicants who wish to enroll in a higher semester of a degree program at the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Arts must first apply for recognition of previously acquired ECTS credit points with the responsible examination board. In the case of recognition, you will receive a certificate of placement.

Information on this can be obtained from the examination office of the degree program in which you are interested.

Clearance certificate

If the new degree program is related to or the same as the previous degree program, you must submit a certificate of clearance for the change of university or degree program, among other requirements.

With the certificate, the previous examination office confirms that you have not lost your examination entitlement. The clearance certificate also confirms that you have not finally failed any module or subject examinations in your previous studies. This gives the new examination office formal assurance that you are allowed to take all the required examinations. Clearance certificates should be applied for as early as possible when changing your studies, as it may take some time for them to be issued. In many cases, the clearance certificate is only requested together with other documents such as the de-registration certificate from the previous university and proof of previous achievements.