All applicants from China, Vietnam and Mongolia need to hand in an APS certificate for a successful application.
The academic test centre (Akademische Prüfstelle, APS) is a service centre that reviews and verifies the certificates of all applicants from China, Vietnam and Mongolia. The APS also checks whether or not an applicant fulfils the requirements for studying in Germany and interviews them.
The APS procedure can take up to several months. Therefore please inform yourself about deadlines and requirements as soon as possible.
Registration for the APS procedure
You can find out what documents need to be handed in at the different test centre websites.
Costs for the APS procedure
The fee for the APS-test procedure is…
in China usually 2.500 RMB (this fee already includes the costs for a visa needed for studying in Germany)
in Vietnam usually 150 USD
in Mongolia usually 180.000 MNT.
For applicants from China:
In case you apply with a preliminary APS certificate, you need to hand in the updated and final APS with your enrolment papers. Preliminary means, that your APS certificate does not include the evaluation of your completed university degree.
If, in that case, you do not hand in an updated APS certificate with your enrolment papers, you cannot be enrolled at Hochschule Düsseldorf and start your study programme, even if you fulfil all other requirements!