Application for international students

How to apply as an international student in 3 steps

We are pleased that you are interested in studying at the International University SDI München!

At the SDI, you can directly enter the application process without admission restrictions.

Are you a prospective domestic student and would like to apply?

Apply now!

  • Apply now for the winter semester 2024/25 and start your desired degree programme in October!

  • Do you still have questions? We are happy to help you! Just make an appointment for an individual consultation.

Application for international students

Start preparing early if you want to apply from abroad!

Getting certified copies and translations of certificates for your matriculation and the preparation for your German language examination can take some time. You also need to allow a certain amount of time to receive your visa once you applied for it.

You can conveniently submit your application online. In our application system, you will be asked to provide personal data as well as details of the degree programme you are interested in. You will also need to upload all required certificates and supporting documents in PDF format. Your application is non-binding.

If you have any questions about the application process, you can also reach us by phone at +49 89 288102-35.

Students from outside the EU

From a non-EU country, you will need a blocked account as well as German health insurance for your visa and your studies in Germany. Our partner Fintiba can support you to resolve matters quickly and easily!

Examination and admission

If you meet all the requirements, we will send you your admission and enrolment application form by email and by post.


Please return to us the signed enrolment documents and the certified copies of the certificates and supporting documents. Then you are all set!

Apply any time!

Required documents

  • Proof of previous qualifications (university entrance qualification and, if applicable, university degree) and translations, if applicable

  • Proof of the required foreign language skills

  • Proof of German language proficiency

  • APS certificate, if applicable

  • Copy of identity card or passport

  • If applicable, certificate(s) of exmatriculation from previous university(ies)

  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form with passport photo and short personal statement (max. one page)


Frequently asked questions and answers

No, your application to study at the International University is non-binding and free of charge!

Your enrolment application, however, is binding.

If you do not have the required language certificates, your language skills can be examined at the SDI as part of the application process.

Yes, you are still welcome to apply. You can submit the relevant documents later.

For information about BAföG, it is best to directly contact the Student Union. They will provide you with all the information about the requirements for BAföG and the application.

The academic timetables of the degree programmes are designed in such a way that you only attend seminars and lectures on 3 days and can thus work on the other days of the week. Our Career Center will gladly support you in looking for a working student position or other student jobs.

Furthermore, you can apply for BAföG and also for scholarships. We are happy to assist you in planning how to finance your studies.

As part of the application process, we check whether your qualification is internationally recognised and whether you can start studying with us. You can also check your qualification yourself at the information portal for foreign qualifications of the Central Office for Foreign Education

If your certificate documents are in English or are bilingual, a translation is not necessary. Certificates written in another language do not necessarily have to be translated either. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us about this.

You are welcome to contact us and we will see if we can assist you with visa matters. If you arrive a little later, that is no problem. Professors, lecturers and university staff will support you in the best way possible.

The bank details of the International University SDI München are as follows:

Commerzbank AG München
IBAN: DE43700400410211266200

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