First cycle programmes

First cycle programmes lead to a first qualification for a profession. This category includes all bachelor’s, Diplom, Magister, and Staatsexamen programmes.

As a rule, students need to obtain a first undergraduate degree in order to pursue further studies at a postgraduate level.

Degree programmes

Second cycle programmes

Postgraduate programmes usually require students to have obtained a first undergraduate degree qualifying them for a profession (e.g. a bachelor’s degree). These programmes lead to an advanced qualification for a profession, such as a master’s degree.

Degree programmes