Starting University in 2021 – What Parents Want to Know
Parents wanting to support their children in choosing a degree program tend to grapple with many questions all at once. They are talking about matters as a family, but advertising, the rumor mill, and new regulations for how study places are allocated also catch their attention. Many things are just as new for the parents as they are for prospective students. Most parents are only partially familiar with the Bachelor and Master system, the growing variety of courses of study, and the rules for how study places are allocated. Schoolyard rumors and “hearsay” often drown out the correct information and thus prevent young high-school graduates from being able to assess and use their opportunities well.
Our talk – held entirely in German – is based on questions we frequently hear from students in our academic advising sessions. We will provide you with all the essential information you need to know when your children are planning to start a degree program, cutting through the rumor mill or the hype. All the members of our academic advising team would, of course, also be happy to assist any prospective students directly and can answer their questions – in German – by telephone or via zoom. We ask for your understanding that we are happy to provide parents with information – again, only in German – but do not offer parent counseling per se.
- Between advertising and truth - Searching for the “ideal” course of study
- Open or restricted? Opportunities and constrictions in the Bachelor and Master system
- Money is an issue! Financing studies and financial aid
- Start now or later? Waiting periods, voluntary service, and internships
- How to get a study placement: application and enrollment
|Target audience||Parents of prospective students who are on track to complete their Abitur in Germany|
|Venue||Online as a video conference|
If you encounter any technical problems when registering, please contact us by email.
The talk will be offered via the conference tool Zoom. For data protection reasons, this online offer may only be used by individuals 16 or older. After their registration is confirmed, participants will receive an additional email with netiquette rules for the Zoom conference. The number of participants is limited to 25.
The Coronavirus Crisis
We don’t want to miss any deadlines. By when must our child have started the admissions process?
Please refer to the German version of this page for information.
So many different courses of study are offered in Germany. Is there a list somewhere that shows what can be studied where?
How can our child get a good idea what is entailed in a specific degree program at RWTH?
What can our child do to help her or him decide on a course of study for good?
Our child’s Abitur did not go as well as expected. We are afraid that this will not allow them to get into the degree program of their choice. What can we do?
Our child is supposed to complete a pre-program internship, but he or she cannot find a place in the current situation. What can we do?
Who can assist us with any questions we have?
Please refer to the German version of this page for information. Advising is only offered in German.