STUDENT SERVICES – Plan Your Studies

It really comes down to understanding the steps in the process and then executing on those steps.

Application Timeline

German universities run two semesters with the start and end dates depending on the university. The Wintersemester (WiSe), during which most students start university, often goes from 1 October until 31 March, with lectures starting around 15 October and lasting 14 weeks. There is usually a two-week break around Christmas and New Year (which is not counted in the 14 weeks). The Sommersemester (SoSe) consequently usually goes from 1 April until 30 September with lectures starting some time after Easter and lasting 12 weeks. The two lecture-free periods of 12 to 14 weeks between the semesters are for taking exams, doing internships, lab courses, and employment. For all German universities academic programs can start either in the summer or the winter semester. However, there are no specified dates which mark the beginning of summer or winter semesters. Each university will have its own application timelines which may slightly differ from other universities.


Austrian university application deadlines for EU/Austrain students are usually mid-October for winter semester and mid March for summer semesters. Whereas for the non EU students the deadlines are at the beginning of September for winter and start of February for summer semesters. The deadlines are only extended for a few of the universities and only if seats are available or in special cases.

In case of universities in Switzerland, the deadlines are usually by end of March or April for fall intake and November for the summer intake.

It is always recommended to have a buffer period of 6 months give or take. Starting as early as 6months before the start of term gives you sufficient time to prepare for tests, send in applications, visa preparations, travel and insurance formalities, etc.

Profile Evaluation

One of the biggest challenges to studying in Germany is the evaluation process. Unlike most countries there is a gap as to the availability of the exact criteria and conditions that can be checked off when determining the eligibility of a candidate. Without a proper evaluation it becomes difficult to analyse your chances of acceptance and therefore plan your education process.

The advantage of Artificial Intelligence incorporated into our system enables us to provide this much needed gap in German study opportunities. Utilising the profiles of over 5000 past student records who have successfully enrolled for German programs, as well as direct university sources, statistical evidence and individual admission criteria of each school, we have developed an excellent and reliable system that can predict your chances of admission.

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Review Bundle (SOP, LOR, CV – review)

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    Statement of Purpose (SOP)

    This document could singlehandedly help you secure a place in the University of your Choice. The SOP gives you an opportunity to convince the university that you are an eligible candidate for their program.

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    Letter of Recommendation (LOR)

    The LOR is a document that certifies your academic qualification as assessed by your teacher or your professional skills as per your manager or supervisor. This is a highly valued piece of information and can give you the much needed leverage if written correctly.

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    Curriculum Vitae

    A complete and updated CV is a mandatory document listed on every university course requirements page. With the right CV you can bring the attention to your skills and project your strengths for maximum benefit.

Review Bundle (SOP, LOR, CV – review)

Letter of Recommendation (LOR) is a certification of your academic qualifications as assessed by your teacher. It can also be an assessment of your professional skills when it is given by your manager or immediate supervisor in your company. Regardless of what you may read on the internet LORs are highly valued in Germany.

Document Translation / Authentication

Before you can proceed with your admission to universities abroad, you may need certified translation services for your educational certificates and other documents before they are accepted at your university.

Application Handling

Just submitting your online application is not sufficient, there are many other procedures involved and your application will go through various stages before it is ‘enrolled’. Depending on the chosen programs, country and the university it can take anywhere between 3 to 6 months for the entire process to be finalised, which means you need to follow-up and keep track of every instruction and update given by the university.

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Pre Admission Requisites

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    Language Proficiency
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    Uni Assist

    Uni Assist or the "University Application Service for International Students" processes applications from international students on behalf of its member universities. Basically, uni-assist examines if the submitted school/ university certificates are equivalent to German school/ university degrees, i.e. whether they qualify in principle for admission to university studies in Germany. If you want to apply for admission to one of the member universities, you have to send your application to uni-assist first. As the application process through uni-assist can be quite a challenge to the applicant, we step in to support you on your way through this application procedure and to make sure that all of your documents are handed in in the right quality, right format and to the right point of time. There is a huge probability that your application might not be processed due to formal mistakes or missed deadlines – and we are there to make sure that you avoid that your application gets sorted out only because of minor formal mistakes or a missed deadline.

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    AI integrated ERP

Post Admission


Education Loan

Getting an education loan for your chosen program can be a daunting task. The prospect of choosing from the host of options available, the paperwork involved etc. can make the entire process of overseas education difficult. With YUF we ensure that you get the much needed guidance on this aspect and connect you with the most appropriate service provider so that you can


Visa Preparation

When it comes to visa appointments the process can vary depending on the student’s location. Each step in the process is crucial and can be overwhelming. With YUF we ensure you get the complete step-by-step assistance on taking an appointment, tracking the progress and then getting the visa stamped.


Flight Booking

With the increase in online activities in the past few years, travel bookings have become easier and more efficient. This page provides an easy access point for students to get all the information required on booking their flight and for those who have never travelled internationally this page offers a step by step description for the same.

Step 1: Pick a date, typically it is best to arrive a week before classes begin so you have ample time to get settled.
Step 2: Go online and get the best deals through your friends or social media.
Step 3: Ensure sufficient funds are available on your card before booking
Step 4: Pick up services are provided by some universities, call before hand and check if it is available.

Health Insurance

While travelling abroad it’s often mandatory to carry health insurance. Specifically, if you wish to stay in a foreign country for an extended period of time. With the right kind of


German Student Visa

You may get a German student visa if you’re a foreigner having received a letter of complete admission for studying at a German university, equally recognized institution and university of applied sciences, college of arts and music or other equally recognized higher education institution. The studies which you can do with a German student visa are either full-time university studies or preparatory measures before such studies, i.e. Foundation course.

Pre Departure


With all the required documentation works and books done, the next biggest challenge is to actually pack up and leave. This is easier said than done. Leaving a place where you have spent all your time and with familiar people and places it could cause some unease to imagine living for an extended period of time in a foreign country with all the unfamiliar things.

To make this transition simpler we recommend you to have a checklist for all your tasks. A checklist will help curb some of the anxiety of forgetting something important.