Application to the DSH preparation course

You intend to apply to a German language or a German/English degree programme at the H-BRS, but your German language skills are not quite sufficient.

If you are looking for a DSH preparation course, the following information may be of interest to you.

The H-BRS offers a one-semester language course that prepares applicants for the DSH.


We require the German language proficiency Certificate B2 and the qualification for a study programme here. In addition, you need to pass an entrance test.

The places for the entrance test and the language course are limited. The earlier you submit your complete application, the better your chances are to get a place for the entrance test.

In case, we cannot provide a place in the language course to all of the applicants, preference will be given to those with the best exam result.

Application deadlines, fees and dates DSH preparation course

For summer term 2023, we do not offer a DSH preparation course.

Application deadline winter term 2023:  May 15, 2023 - July 31, 2023
Entrance test:  beginning of August 2023 (35 places) - the exact date is still to be  announced
Admission test fee:  25.00 euros
Course period:  October 2023 - January 2024 (20 places)
Course fee:  985.00 euros

Further information on the DSH preparation course

Required documents

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  • Completed and signed application form including passport photo;
  • Certified copy of secondary school certificate including translation into English or German;
  • Certified copy of  university entrance examination including translation into English or German, if necessary in your home country;
  • Certified copy of transcript of records including translation into English or German, in case you have studied at a university;
  • Certified copy of  degree Certificate including translation into English or German, in case you have completed one;
  • Original Certificate of the APS (refers to applicants who obtained their qualification in China or Vietnam );
  • Certified copy of German language proficiency certificate B2 level;
  • copy of your passport (first page).

If your residence is currently outside Germany, and you need to apply for a study visa, please keep in mind to apply at least 8 weeks before the application deadline; otherwise you perhaps will not get your visa early enough to attend the entrance test. You may attend the entrance test also online.

Application address

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Registrar's Office
53754 Sankt Augustin

University entrance qualification

Before applying you can check, whether your Secondary School Certificate qualifies for studies here: check university entrance qualification DAAD

If you have acquired a school leaving certificate which qualifies you to study in your home country, but which is not recognised as a higher education entrance qualification in Germany, you will need to attend a preparatory course at a so-called Studienkolleg before starting your studies. In this case, you could not attend the DSH preparation course.

You can find samples for the entrance test under "Related documents".

Please find further information at: website Studienkolleg

DSH without DSH preparation course

If you already have a B2 certificate and would like to take the DSH here without attending the DSH preparation course, you have the option of registering with our Language Centre.

Please note that you can register for the DSH only if you have applied for a study programme at our university and meet the requirements for the intended study programme and have a B2 Certificate. As there are only a limited number of places for the DSH, the receipt of your complete application will be decisive.

Deadlines and dates

Application deadline

Winter term 2023/24:    the DSH is not taking place
Summer term 2024:      November 15, 2023 - January 15, 2024

Next DSH:  expected at the end of January 2024 - exact date and number of places is still to be announced.

Registration form

Further information on the DSH and the registration form you will find at: information and registration DSH exam language centre.