Information for refugees
Here you can find basic information in english language. Further information are provided in? German.
1. Personal consultation
2. Degree programmes
An overview of all the study programs offered by the 比分365,足球比分直播 of Augsburg can be found here: Programmes
3.?Application, Admission, Enrolment
Please find information about application, admission and enrolment on the? International Office?s web pages.
4.?The Higher Education System in Germany
4.1.?The Types of Institutes of Higher Education
There are over 110 universities in Germany. The course of study there is academically strong. This means that the focus is on the theoretical research. Universities offer many different courses and subjects.?In addition to these universities, there are more than 220 universities of applied sciences in Germany. They are also referred to as technical colleges or FHs and HaWs for short. Studies here include internships or practical training semesters. This prepares students for their future careers.?Artistic subjects such as singing, dancing or graphics can be studied at one of the over 50 art, film or music academies in Germany.
In German, the word Hochschule (比分365,足球比分直播) is used
- as a generic term for universities and technical colleges / polytechnics
- as well as an abbreviation for technical colleges / polytechnics.
The exact meaning is derived mostly from the context. If not, you need to ask!
4.2?Public and Private Universities
Most students in Germany (approx. 94%) attend a public university. There are also 120 private universities. Here, students often have to pay high tuition fees.?The quality of public and private universities is comparably high.
4.3?Degrees and Courses of Study
Bachelor (B.A., B.Sc., B.Eng.)
The bachelor degree is the first degree that one can obtain at a university. It is recognized in the international labor market. Earning a bachelor degree takes six to eight semesters. After completing undergraduate studies, one can either enter the workforce or continue on to a master degree program.
Master (M.A., M.Sc., M.Eng.)
A master program usually takes three to four semesters and extends the teachings of the undergraduate course of study. A prerequisite for the master program is very often a (bachelor) degree from a comparable study program. The completion of the master program is either the stepping stone into a career or the next academic degree: PhD.
In Germany, those studying law (legal), education in Bavaria, medicine or pharmaceuticals must sit for the "state exam" at the end of their course of study. The state exam is not an academic, but rather a state qualification and consists of two parts: The first state exam is completed after the successful course of study. Afterwards you may prepare for the second state examination with a professionally oriented, practical training phase or begin working towards your PhD. Anyone wishing to work outside of Germany at a later time should ascertain whether the German state examination is recognized in each country.
A doctoral title is acquired through the PhD program, which also requires the writing of a research paper (thesis). Depending on the subject, the doctoral program lasts between four and ten semesters.
(Source: https://www.study-in.de/de/refugees/studieren/hochschulsystem_38620.php, 04.05.2016)
5. The Academic Year
The academic year at German universities begins in October and ends in September. It is divided into two semesters: the winter semester (October to March) and the summer semester (April to September). Many course of study can only be started in October.
6.?German Language Skills
Most courses in Germany are given in German. This means that all students need a very good knowledge of German in order to successfully complete their studies. There are very few English only courses given, especially in the undergraduate area.