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. You can apply any time.

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

It pays to be quick!

  • If you enrol for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme at the International University by 31 May, you can benefit from a discounted admission fee of €375.00 – regardless of whether you are an EU or non-EU applicant. Save now!

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.

Fill out our application form and send the completed form with your certificates and supporting documents in PDF format by email to Studienamt@sdi‑ Your application is non-binding.

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

  • Completed application form:
    Application to study at the International University (PDF)

  • 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 is non-binding and free of charge!

If you do not have the required language certificates, your language skills can be examined at the SDI as part of the application process. The German university entrance qualification serves as automatic proof of your English language skills.

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.

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