1. Decision-making/choosing degree programmesA selection of websites with information or advisory services to help you choose your degree programme and career:
- Career guidance for A-level students or students with a Fachhochschulreife (entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences) is offered by Münster-Ahlen Employment Agency.
- Berufenet - Employment Agency portal: provides information about all professional fields and the relevant degree/apprenticeship options.
- Career Guidance Centre (BIZ) video: which services are offered by the Employment Agency's Career Guidance Centres? Watch the video to find out.
- Münster's local Career Guidance Centre: contact details and opening hours of the Career Guidance Centre.
2. Finding out about degree programmes and optionsThese websites will help you to search for specific degree programmes, places to study and study options:
- These websites will help you to search for specific degree programmes, places to study and study options:
- Higher Education Compass: a database containing all degree programmes offered at all of Germany's higher education institutions.
- Studying in North-Rhine Westphalia: info page offered by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research in North-Rhine Westphalia, including an overview of the higher education institutions and information about topics such as how to apply for a place and finance your studies.
3. Alternatives to studyingHow about spending time abroad before you embark on a degree programme? Or perhaps complete an apprenticeship instead? These websites provide information about the options open to you:
- Employment Agency Jobbörse, where internships are offered - the ideal way to bridge the gap before starting university, or as guidance to help you find the right career.
- Planet Berufe: Employment Agency website, which provides information about apprenticeships, from decision-making to applying.
- Apprenticeship vocations in Germany: up-to-date information about apprenticeship vocations in Germany.
- German Academic Exchange Service: information about options for mobility abroad - whether for an internship, a language course or a study programme.
- Voluntary work: the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth provides information about volunteering. Ideal for bridging the gap before starting university, or as guidance to help you find the right career.
- Would you like to combine your stay abroad with voluntary work? Click here to find out more.