… What is a Higher Education Entrance qualification (section 4a)?
Your Higher Education Entrance Qualification is a secondary education certificate, which enables you to study at a university. This is usually a secondary school leaving certificate, i.e. a highschool diploma.
… Why do I have to insert a preferred start date (section 3b) and what should I put in?
This section is only important for IP applicants. SP and SIP applicants will start their stay with the start of lecture period (March for summer term, September/October for winter term). Since lab internships can be between 2-6 months long and are not bound to lecture periods, start dates are more flexible and can be arranged individually with the supervising professor. Please put in your preferred start date and duration or just “flexible”. If there are any issues with your preferred time period, we will reach out.
… What should I put under section 4b for the “expected graduation date”?
Please enter the month and year you expect to graduate from your current university studies. If you do not yet know when you will graduate, as your study abroad period may have an impact on your graduation date, please just enter the date you would expect to be graduating at under normal circumstances.
… If I have not yet left the country for more than a month, what should I put under section 5b “previous experiences abroad of at least a month”?
If you do not have such experience, please leave this field blank.
...Is section 5b referring to any work experience or work experience abroad?
This section refers to any previous work experience you have, whether it is at home or abroad.
...Do I sign the document digitally or print it out and sign by hand at the end?
Printing it, signing it by hand, scanning it, and then sending it as a PDF is ideal, but you may also sign electronically.