Get information about access to study without a university entrance qualification

Service Description

If you want to study and do not have a school-based university entrance qualification, you can gain access to a course of study at a Thuringian university on the basis of your professional qualifications and if you meet certain requirements.

One possibility for this is the trial study. The prerequisite for this is successful completion of at least two years of vocational training in a field related to the intended course of study, followed by at least three years of full-time professional experience in a field related to the intended course of study. You can then take up a trial course of study at your chosen university for a period of at least one to initially a maximum of two semesters (at the Gera-Eisenach Cooperative State University for the duration of one academic year). After the two semesters, the university will decide on the final continuation or termination of your studies based on your performance.

Alternatively, you can take an entrance examination at some universities. Prerequisites for this are successfully completed vocational training and at least three years of full-time professional experience. After successfully passing the entrance examination, you will receive a study permit for the corresponding intended course of study at the university.

Furthermore, successful completion of the master craftsman's examination and the successful completion of an educational course to become a state-certified technician or a state-certified business economist entitles you to study all courses of study.

In addition, access to higher education can also be achieved, after review by the university, following the completion of at least two years of vocational training in conjunction with the successful completion of further vocational training, provided that this is recognized as equivalent to a master craftsman's qualification or is determined by the university to be equivalent.

All of these forms of access without a school-based university entrance qualification enable you to enroll directly in admission-free degree programs. If there is an admission restriction, participation in the formal admission procedure is first required.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Universität Erfurt (Campus)

Address
Nordhäuser Straße 63
99089 Erfurt

Postal address
Post office box 90 02 21
99105 Erfurt

Further Authorities

Fachhochschule Erfurt
Address
Altonaer Straße 25
99085 Erfurt
Telephone
+49 361 6700-111