Private University Recognition Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If you want to run a non-state university, you need state recognition from the ministry responsible for higher education. Only state-recognised higher education institutions may have a corresponding designation (university, university, university of applied sciences, art college), take university examinations and award university degrees. The establishment of a foreign higher education institution (with the exception of foreign higher education institutions within the scope of Community law of the European Union) also requires state recognition by the competent ministry of expertise.

In the course of the recognition procedure, it is important that appropriate documents and concepts prove the conditions for State recognition. The documents do not need to be available at the time of the initial request; the relevant unit will then provide detailed information. An application by the institution of the university can only be approved if it is conclusively set out and it is demonstrated in detail that and how the legal requirements are met.

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

In particular, the following criteria will be examined: institutional ambition, profile and development goals Management structure, organisation and quality management staff Study and teaching Research and art practice Spatial and saxon equipment financing

There is no provision for financial support from the Land of Brandenburg for the establishment of non-governmental higher education institutions.
You can present the planned project in advance in an initial interview. In a proposal, you set out your concept for the university to be established. The competent body will examine your application. During the examination of the application, the competent body shall seek an expert opinion from an external expert body, which shall be determined by the competent body and which shall assess the approach submitted. State recognition is granted if your project meets the legal requirements.

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

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