Entry requirements
Applying for a bachelor’s degree programme

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General admission requirements

Would you like to start studying with us for a bachelor’s degree? You will need a school-leaving certificate of eligibility for university (HZB) to do so.
There are various versions of this:

General university entrance certificate (“Abitur”)

  • Grammar school
  • Technical college (“FOS”), having completed three years (13th grade) of advanced-level schooling, incl. two foreign languages
  • Vocational college (“BOS”), having completed three years (13th grade) of advanced-level schooling, incl. two foreign languages

Advanced technical college certificate

  • Having completed two years (12th grade) at a technical college (“FOS”)
  • Having completed two years (12th grade) at a vocational college (“BOS”)

Subject-specific university entrance certificate

  • Having completed technical college (“FOS”) after two years (13th grade) of advanced-level schooling, incl. one foreign language
  • Having completed vocational college (“BOS”) after two years (13th grade) of advanced-level schooling, incl. one foreign language

Foreign eligibility for university (“HZB”)

Did you qualify for admission to university abroad?

  •    Verification and validation of your certificate by uni-assist preliminary review documentation (“Vorprüfungsdokumentation – VPD”)
  •    In addition, applicants from China, Vietnam or Mongolia must also submit: Certificate from the Academic Verification Office (“Akademische Prüfstelle” – APS)
  •     Evidence of language proficiency

The requirements regarding language proficiency can be found under International section

Entry to university for candidates with vocational training

Would you like to study, but didn’t qualify for university entrance at school? If you have vocational qualifications, there are two pathways to university (“HZB”) .
General eligibility allows you to choose any of our degree programmes. Subject-specific eligibility means that the degree programme must be closely related to your vocational training.

General entrance to universities of applied sciences (master of trades | equal opportunities)

  • Masters craftsperson or 
  • College certificate-holder (e.g. technician or economist) or
  • Academy certificate-holder (e.g. educator)

Important: All candidates with vocational qualifications must also complete a personal consultation with an academic advisor at our university of applied sciences. You can find the contact details on the pages for the degree programme in question.

Subject-specific university entrance (vocational training + experience)

  • Completed vocational training lasting at least two years – plus
  • at least three years’ relevant full-time experience
  • Training must be related to the degree programme: Recognised vocational qualifications

Important: All candidates with vocational qualifications must also complete a personal consultation with an academic advisor at our university of applied sciences. You can find the contact details on the pages for the degree programme in question.

 

 

If you are unsure whether your school leaving certificate or vocational qualification are counted as eligible for studying at university, please get in touch with the University Student Advisory Service. We’ll be happy to help!

Requirements for subject-specific studies

Social Work majoring in Youth Work

  • Proof of status as a state-certified educator, or
  • of equivalent training (aid to completing form), plus
  • proof of vocational experience in youth work/support or social work

Gerontological Nursing and Therapy

  • Proof of having completed vocational training as a
    • state-certified carer for the elderly
    • nurse
    • paediatric nurse
    • physiotherapist
    • occupational therapist
    • carer

Nursing

Professional nursing carries a great deal of responsibility, working with people in need of help at critical stages of life. Before enrolling (at the latest) on this course, you must therefore provide evidence of your state of health (health certificate) and of your reliability for performing this duty (detailed certificate of conduct). The most straightforward way of proving your state of health is to print out our standard form and ask your GP to complete and sign it. To obtain a detailed certificate of conduct, you can either apply in person by presenting your ID card or passport to your local registration authority, or use the online application service provided by the Federal Department of Justice . Your certificate will usually arrive by post within one or two weeks. For further details, please consult the Federal Department of Justice website.

 

Minors

If you are not yet 18 years old when you apply, we will need a declaration of consent from your parents or legal representatives.

Any questions?

University Student Advisory Service

If you have any general questions about

  • our range of degree programmes,
  • entry requirements or the
  • application process,

then the University Student Advisory Service will be happy to help.

Contact

Building D, 3rd floor
Advice and Service

Tel.:  +49 (0)831 2523-308

Email: studienberatung(at)hs-kempten.de

Opening hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Tue: 1:30–4 p.m.

Drop-in Zoom sessions: Thur: 1:30–3 p.m.
It’s good to talk!

Appointments can happily be arranged.

Academic Registry

Have you already got an applicant ID? If you have any specific questions about

  • applications,
  • admissions or
  • enrolling as a student,

Academic Registry will be happy to help.

Get in touch

Building D, 1st floor
Academic Registry

Tel.  Surnames starting A – K:
+49 (0)831 2523 -122 | -350 | -352 | -355 | -361

Tel.  First letter surname L – Z:
+49 (0)831 2523 -120 | -124 | -351 | -354 | -359 | -498

Email: studienamt(at)hs-kempten.de

We can be contacted by telephone:
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m. to 12 noon

Drop-in (opening hours):
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Wednesdays: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Building D, 1st floor

We can also arrange appointments outside the regular opening hours if required.