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University Admission for Vocationally Qualified Applicants without University Entrance Qualifications

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Have you attained a vocational qualification, but not a high-school certificate qualifying for university admission and do you think about studying at a university? Are you working and want to continue your education? At the University of Potsdam, you are entitled to study without university entrance qualifications according to the Brandenburg Higher Education Act.

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Three steps towards your studies:

Step 1: What kind of vocational qualifications do you have? Please check if your vocational qualifications match one of the listed types of university entrance qualifications for vocationally qualified individuals according to the Brandenburg Higher Education Act. (siehe: Info-Grafik)

Step 2: If you have attained one of the listed vocational qualifications and would like to apply at the University of Potsdam, you can submit an application to determine a university entrance qualification (PDF) for the University of Potsdam at any time. The assessment procedure determines whether you are qualified to enter the University on the basis of the vocational qualifications you have attained according to section 9 subsection 2 no. 6 to 11 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (BbgHG). Within about four weeks you will receive the result of this assessment that provides you with information on whether you have a general or a subject-specific university entrance qualification.

Step 3: If you have a general or subject-specific university entray qualification, you can either apply for admission or enrollment in your choosen degree program or in a specialized degree program at the University of Potsdam.

GRAPHICS | MISSION POSSIBLE: Studying with a vocational qualification at the University of Potsdam (PDF)

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Types of university entrance qualifications for vocationally qualified individuals

Dear prospective students, due to the current situation, in justified cases you can submit your applications with the necessary documentation digitally to Vera Yu via e-mail (vera.yuuni-potsdamde). Of course, you can still send us your documents in a letter as well.

Important Information

Attention please: the application deadlines for this winter semester 2020/21 will most probably change due to the Corona-Pandemic. This website will be updated as soon as the new deadlines are released, please keep yourself posted at our website: Consequences of the Corona Crisis on Studies and Teaching 

When applying for university entrance qualification in the time period between September 16 - May 31: Application for university entrance qualification to be submitted to the Central Student Advisory Service, Vera Yu. Application for admission and/or application for enrollment must then take place independent of the procedure for determining university entrance qualification in order to be allocated a place to study at the University of Potsdam.

When applying for university entrance qualification in the time period between June 1 - September 15 (general application and enrollment period): Application for university entrance qualification to be submitted together with the application for admission and/or application for enrollmen for enrollment and the required documents to the Office for Student Affairs. You will receive the outcome of the assessment of university entrance qualification within the time period of each application process.

Please note: The outcome of assessing university entrance qualifications is based on section 9 subsection 2 no. 6 to 11 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (BbgHG) and is binding only for the University of Potsdam.

Contact

Central Student Advisory Service

Student advising for potential students with vocational qualifications

 

Campus Am Neuen Palais
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
Building 8, Room 0.13

 

consulting hours
by telephone:
Tuesday: 2 - 5 PM and by appointment