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Choice of degree programme: do your own thing!

When choosing what and where to study, one aspect is of paramount importance: focus on your personal interests and capabilities!

 

It may help to think about your answers to the following questions:

  • What am I good at? What am I able to achieve?
  • What interests me? Which topics do I enjoy exploring?
  • Where do I see myself in the future, what would I like to learn?
  • Where do I want to live, which city appeals to me?
  • Should my family and friends be close by or do I want to venture out on a new path on my own?
  • What study conditions (in terms of accessibility) do I need at my chosen university?
     

We provide extensive advice to help you make up your mind. If you'd like find out more about the study conditions at FH Münster - University of Applied Sciences, we'd be delighted to give you a guided tour of the campus and to answer any questions you may have in person:

Applying for a place

After having decided which subject you'd like to study, you will need to apply before you can embark on your degree programme.

When applying, you should generally observe the admission requirements for your chosen subject. A qualification for admission to higher education is always required. With some degree programmes, applicants must also have completed a work placement and/or passed a degree programme-related aptitude test.

Note: The admission requirements may differ from university to university for the same subject!

Degree programmes with open admission and those with admission restrictions

As is the case at most higher education institutions in Germany, Münster University of Applied Sciences offers some degree programmes with open admission and others with admission restrictions. What does this mean for you and your application?

Degree programmes with open admission:

You will be offered a place as long as you comply with the general admission requirements for the degree programme and submit your application before the closing date ends.

Degree programmes with admission restrictions (NC):

With these degree programmes, there are usually more applicants than places. For this reason, a selection procedure is applied where waiting times and the average grade obtained in the school-leaving certificate are usually the decisive factors.

NOTE: When applying for a degree programme with admission restrictions, you may be disadvantaged on account of your disability, chronic or mental illness. In order to compensate for these disadvantages, you may be able to submit a special application, depending on your individual situation.

Special applications: three types are possible

  1. Application for cases of hardship

"Applications for cases of hardship" or "applications due to exceptional hardship" lead to immediate admission to a degree programme, i.e. waiting times and the average grade are no longer taken into account.

Applications to compensate for disadvantages:

  1. Application to improve the average grade

or

  1. Application to improve the waiting time

Applications to improve average grades or waiting times mean that applicants participate in the application process with new conditions adapted to the disability-related disadvantages.

The conditions to be met in order to submit an application as described above and the application deadlines can be found here:

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