University access for professionals without a university entrance qualification in counselling

As a professionally qualified, you have special questions and individual requirements, which you should clarify before starting your studies.

In order to be admitted to a university, the acquisition of a school entrance qualification is usually required. However, even professionally qualified people who have neither the Abitur nor the Fachhochschulreife can, under certain circumstances, take up studies at a university of applied sciences or university.

The decision on the allocation of study places lies with the chosen university.

You should therefore inquire in advance at the university of your choice what requirements exist for the admission of the desired course of study.

The documents and proofs depend on the requirements.

Check with the respective university.

Forms: no
Online procedure possible: partly
Written form required: no
Personal appearance necessary: no


These include, for example:

  • Master craftsman's examination (master craftsman's certificate) or an equivalent qualification

  • Further training qualification with at least 400 lessons (certificate of the further training qualification and proof of the duration of the course)

  • Certificate of competence for nautical or technical naval service with at least 400 hours of instruction (certificate of competence and proof of the duration of the course)

  • Completion of a technical school in public sponsorship or a state-recognized technical school in independent sponsorship (final certificate of the technical school)

  • State law regulated further training qualification for professions in the health care or in the field of social care or pedagogical professions (certificate of the training qualification)

  • Completion of lower secondary education and vocational training suitable for study and thereafter
    acquired at least two years of professional experience (certificate of completion of lower secondary education, certificate/certificate of professional qualification and proof of professional activity with indication of type, duration and place)

Related Links

  • ยง 9 Brandenburg Higher Education Act (BbgHG)

Related Links

  • University of Potsdam
  • BTU Cottbus
  • Potsdam University of Applied Sciences (FHP)
  • Brandenburg University of Technology (THB)
  • Technical University of Wildau
  • Eberswal-de University for Sustainable Development (HNEE)

Contact the university you have selected. It checks whether you meet the admission requirements and decides on your university entrance qualification.

You should conduct a consultation at the respective university. The interview serves as early and comprehensive advice on the content, requirements and structure of a course of study.

You will receive written proof of participation in a consultation.

After the consultation, you apply in writing or online at the respective university.

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Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg

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