Admission Requirements for the Vocationally Qualified

 

The ordinance for university admission for individuals with vocational training was issued on March 8, 2010. The ordinance ensures that masters that is Meisterinnen and Meister as well as individuals with an equivalent qualification, all have access to courses of study at all universities without taking an exam.

 

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Studies for those with vocational qualification is a complicated matter. We will gladly individually advise you in person.

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University Admission for Individuals Qualified in a Vocation without General University Entrance Qualification

Individuals who have a vocational qualification and at least three years experience in that vocation or the equivalent are entitled to access, without exams, to those courses of study that relate to their vocation. The period of professional experience of at least three years must take place directly after vocational training.

Any additional vocational training that is closely related to the vocation in question is approved as professional qualification, and this also applies to voluntary services of any kind, such as voluntary social or ecological work. However, the period of voluntary activity must have taken place directly after vocational training

If an individual wishes to study in a course of study that does not relate to their vocation, or an individual has worked for more three years in a vocation without the corresponding training, their admission to a university depends on successfully passing an admissions exam or successfully completing trial studies.

The ordinance differentiates future university admission between three groups of applicants with vocational qualification:

  1. Masters or individuals with an equivalent qualification (applicants with vocational advancement training) in accordance with Section 2.
  2. Individuals with vocational qualification in accordance with Section 3, for whom both the vocation and the intended course of study correspond to the vocational training.
  3. Individuals who are otherwise vocationally qualified, in accordance with Section 4.

Completed Vocational Training

Completed vocational training can be proven with a certificate of a final exam in a vocation recognized by the federal or stategovernment.

The university differentiates between nationwide restricted admission and locally restricted admission courses of study at the time of application.

Open Admission and Restricted Admission Courses of Study at RWTH Aachen

As a master or someone with comparable qualification, you have access to RWTH Aachen courses of study without taking an exam. You can enroll in open admission courses of study immediately. Restricted admission courses of study require an application.

If your vocational training and professional employment correspond to your desired course of study, you have the possibility to begin studies without an admissions exam. If the desired course of study has open admission you can enroll immediately. If it has restricted admission, you must first apply.

If your vocational training and professional employment do not correspond to your desired course of study, you still have the possibility to begin these studies. If the desired course of study has open admission, you can begin trial studies. Successful completion of the trial studies gives you the right to begin you studies. If the desired course of study has restricted admission, then successful completion of the trail studies provides you with the right to take the admissions exam to begin the respective course of study.

Particulars of Nationwide Restricted Admission Courses of Study

University placements are centrally allocated for Medicine and Dentistry by the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung.

If you are neither a master nor have comparable qualifications, or if your case does not involve vocational qualification and empolyment and a related course of study, you must take an admissions exam. You can then apply to the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung. with the results of a successful admissions exam.

We recommend taking the admissions exam even if you are a master, have comparable qualifications, or are applying for a course of study that corresponds to your vocation. Since there is no selection quota for these courses of study, the applications without the admissions exam are ranked with an average grade 4.0 below the other applications. Your chance of getting a study placement reduces dramatically in this case.