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All about studying in Germany

You know what subject area you are interested in and are sure of your individual prerequisites for studying? Then it is now time to find the right programme for you.

An academic programme always consists of a subject and a final degree, and can be studied in various different ways. First of all, you should be clear whether you are able to study on a full-time basis, or whether you would prefer a different form of study that might suit you better and allow you to study more effectively.

It will then be necessary to establish which degrees are offered for your chosen subject. You should always keep in mind whether you meet the specific prerequisites to be able to study the degree programme of your choice.

  • Forms of study

    Most degree programmes are offered as full-time programmes with compulsory attendance. However, other forms of study offering greater time flexibility as well as the opportunity to tailor studies to individual needs are becoming increasingly common. There are also forms of study that combine practical work and study.

    Forms of study
  • Final degrees

    Degree certificates such as bachelor's, master's, or state examinations mark the successful completion of studies and are obtained through passing university examinations, state examinations, or clerical examinations, depending on the degree programme. With these examinations, you usually also acquire an academic degree that qualifies you for a profession.

    Final degrees
  • Degree programmes

    Undergraduate degree programmes, in most cases a bachelor's programme, lead to a first academic degree that qualifies you for a profession. As a rule, continuing education degree programmes require a completed university qualification and lead to a further final degree, usually a master's qualification.

    Degree programmes