State Administrative Service – General Administration – Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

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Brief Info

  1. Secondary School-Leaving Certificate: General university entrance qualification, unrestricted university of applied sciences entrance qualification, or equivalent qualification
  2. Personal Requirements: Interested in fields of law and administrative tasks, good communication skills, ability to work in a team, organizational skills, good written and spoken German language skills. If the requirements for employment under civil service law are met, the training will take place in a civil service relationship on a revocable basis (these requirements include German citizenship or citizenship of an EU member state, health and other personal suitability).
  3. Selection Process: Application documents, tests, and interviews
  4. Start of Studies: September 1st of each year
  5. Exams: Module exams and Bachelor’s thesis with a colloquium
  6. Application Deadline: December 31, 2022 (for the cohort set to begin in 2023)
  7. Submit Your Application to:

    RWTH Aachen University
    Department 8.0 – Human Resources
    Templergraben 86
    52062 Aachen

    or via 

  8. Summary of the position



Anne Graetz

Division 8.5 - Appointment Management and Civil Servants


+49 241 80 94132



Vocation Description

This dual training program for a Bachelor of Laws with the specialty of State Administrative Service – General Administration (“Staatlicher Verwaltungsdienst – Allgemeine Verwaltung” offers students a perfect blend of both theory and practice. Thanks to the dual vocational training system, students can already practice and expand on their theoretical knowledge they acquire in the classroom while getting real-world, on-the-job work experience.

This particular program has a legal focus. In addition to the predominantly legal subjects, economics and social sciences are also taught. Thanks to this broad range of subjects, administrative inspectors can apply their knowledge and skills in almost all areas of the Central University Administration once they have completed their studies. They will be able to evaluate a wide variety of issues from a legal perspective and make responsible decisions on the basis of this information.

Due to its particular focus, this dual training program offers graduates excellent and versatile career prospects.

Length of Training and Degree

The program begins on September 1 of each year.

The standard period of study is 3 years (6 semesters), and the program runs in the so-called block model. Sections of subject-specific studies and practical training sections alternate.

An overview of the structure of the different training sections and their sequence is provided in German by the curriculum of the North Rhine-Westphalia Police and Public Administration College (HSPV NRW).
The dual training program is completed with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), which is recognized throughout Europe.

This university degree simultaneously qualifies students for the civil service for career group 2, 1st entry-level (formerly known in Germany as “higher service”).

Academic Training

The academic training sections are completed at the Cologne location of the HSPV NRW.

Course content is taught in the form of modules and always concludes with a so-called module exam. In terms of content, the modules explore the following subject areas:

  • Law (for example, general administrative law, civil law, personnel law, government financial management),
  • Business and economics (for example, economics, business administration, accounting),
  • Social sciences (for example, psychology, ethics, sociology).

These modules are supplemented by special courses such as a seminar, a practice-oriented project, or the so-called social skills training.

Further information on module content can be found in German on the HSPV NRW website.

Practical Training

During lecture-free periods, students complete the practical training sections in different departments of the Central University Administration, each concluding with a module exam.

For their specialized practical training sections, students are offered a wide range of insights into the following university areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Financial management (including management of third-party funds)
  • Academic and student affairs (student administration, allocation of places in degree programs, committee work, etc.)

Students can also take a closer look at an external authority through an internship in a municipal institution or abroad.


Salary, Job Ticket, and Vacation during Training

Paid full-time studies (so-called Anwärterbezüge):

Currently 1,405 euros gross (as of December 2022) for the entire duration of studies
In addition, capital-forming contributions will be paid in the amount of 6.65 euros

Please note: Travel costs to where classes are held are generally covered.
A Job Ticket can be purchased.
Vacation days: 30 days per year