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Do you want to establish and operate a non-governmental educational institution as a university? To do so, you must apply for state recognition. With the state recognition, the university may, within the framework of the recognition of lead to a university designation Take university examinations, graduation degrees (Bachelor, Master) and Certificates. Note: Foreign universities from EU Member States may be operated in so far as they offer their training recognised in the country of origin within the scope of the Hessian Higher Education Act, grant their degrees recognised in the country of origin and this activity is in accordance with the legal regulations of the country of origin. The existence of these conditions must be established and shall be established before the start of operations.

comprehensive approach over a period of 4-5 years, with the following information: Name Institution and its legal relationships Seat Courses with a training concept Staff Research Line structure Draft admissions, studies and examination regulations with curricula for the planned courses Research concept (listing of research projects started and planned) Teaching staff concept with the following information on the members of the teaching staff: Qualification Type of employment Employment contracts for full-time teaching staff Draft ingess of a basic order detailed financing plan over a period of 4-5 years, with the following information: Human resources Expenditure in kind Capital expenditure Revenue to cover this expenditure Documents proving the secured financing (e.g. proof of chapter assets, a bank guarantee, a basic debt of sufficient amount) _ including any necessary regulatory approvals Proof of the premises required for the operation of the university (e.g. lease agreements, land register extracts, building authorities' use permits) at the request of the competent authority: expert opinion of an auditor to demonstrate the economic viability of the educational establishment Due to the need for the Science Council to carry out a concept examination procedure, the content and structure of the application should be based on the requirements for an application for concept examination by the Science Council.

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A separate platform has been developed for online application. On the so-called service platform you can submit your applications electronically and much more! You are welcome to get your own picture of the application in advance without registering in advance. Use the simulation to do this. In order to make full use of the online application process, you must first register with the online application procedure. Online application procedure of the Single Point of Contact Hessen

A prerequisite for recognition is that the university is equivalent to state universities. This means: The course prepares students for a professional field of activity. It provides them with the knowledge, skills and methods necessary for this and for scientific work. The range of courses is sufficient. The course of study is regulated by study and examination regulations. These comply with the legal requirements for study and examination regulations of comparable courses of study at state universities. For the evaluation of the study offer, it is important to: Scope and structure of training content (weekly hours, subjects) Duration of training (years or number of semesters/trimesters) Exams (number, type, duration, scope) There are several co-existing or successive courses of study at the university, either alone or in conjunction with other educational institutions. Exceptions: Fields where scientific development and the corresponding professional field of activity do not suggest the establishment of several courses of study ecclesiastical universities, if they ensure that the studies are equivalent to a degree at a comparable state university The private university may only allow persons to study who also meet the requirements for admission to a state university (university entrance qualification). The full-time teaching staff fulfils the recruitment requirements for corresponding activities at state universities. Professionally qualified professors working full-time at the private university cover the core subjects of the curriculum. The economic and legal position of the full-time teaching staff is assured. Members of the university participate in the design of the studies. The freedom to teach and study is guaranteed. sufficient capital, a bank guarantee or a primary school The institution of the university has sufficient financial resources and the necessary premises to ensure the operation of the institution. When you stop working, you must ensure that the necessary funds are available for enrolled students until they have completed their studies. The carrier must prove the following: You must prove the equivalence of the private educational institution with a state university within the framework of an institutional accreditation or concept examination by the Science Council.

Other Withdrawal of state recognition The Ministry of Science may revoke the recognition if: the conditions for recognition are no longer met, and subsequently become known facts which would have led to a refusal of recognition.
You must apply to the competent authority for state recognition. The written form is not required by law for the application. However, due to the required extensive documentation, you must submit the application in writing, sign it by hand or provide it with a qualified electronic signature. If the prerequisites are met and if the Scientific And Humanities Council has successfully received institutional accreditation/concept examination, you will receive a notification of the recognition. Note: If you want to make significant changes afterwards (e.g., change of institution) you must obtain the approval of the competent authority.