Early Childhood Education

Bachelor’s

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
Length of Study: 6 semsters
Course content: German
Enrolment: each winter semester
Application deadline for the first semester of study: 15.07. of each year (winter semester)

Curriculum

1st semester of study:

  • Pedagogical and Social Foundations of Childhood Education
  • Access to the World / Areas of Education
  • Field of Action: Childhood Education I (focus on day care, incl. Internship I)
  • Introduction to Empirical Research Methods I
  • Elective Module -  Interdisciplinary Course

2nd semester of study:

  • Access to the World / Areas of Education
  • Field of Action: Childhood Education I (focus on day care, incl. Internship I)
  • Introduction to Empirical Research Methods II
  • Diversity I
  • Legal Basis of Childhood Education II
  • Elective Module -  Interdisciplinary Course

3rd semester of study:

  • Field of Action: Childhood Education II
  • Diversity II
  • Childhood Education Concepts and Diversity
  • Educational Approaches
  • Legal Basis of Childhood Education II
  • Elective Module -  Interdisciplinary Course

4th semester of study:

  • Research-Based Learning I (incl. Internship II)
  • Development in Childhood and Youth I
  • Communication and Advice I
  • Fields of Action: Crèche and School
  • Elective Module -  Interdisciplinary Course

5th semester of study:

  • Research-Based Learning II
  • Development in Childhood and Youth II
  • Communication and Advice II
  • Fields of Action: Help for Education
  • Leadership and Management
  • Elective Module -  Interdisciplinary Course

6th semester of study:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Elective Module -  Interdisciplinary Course
  • Thesis

Application

Requirements

  • general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or
  • subject-related higher education entrance qualification or
  • general or subject-specific technical college entrance qualification (consisting of a school- and a practical-based part) or
  • successfully passed master craftsman’s examination or equivalent previous education (e.g. apprenticeship)

All information about the university entrance qualification

Application Deadlines

Applications for first semester of study:

  • May until 15th July of each year (winter semester)

Information on application deadlines and procedures for applicants with a foreign higher education entrance qualification can be found here.

This is a legal exclusion period. This means that admission applications and documents that arrive after the above-mentioned deadlines at the Kiel University of Applied Sciences - Admissions Office - (at Uni-Assist for applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification) will no longer be considered. If the end of an exclusion period falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the period ends with the end of the corresponding day and is not extended until the end of the next working day in accordance with § 43 paragraph 7 of the University Admissions Regulations - HZVO. The date of receipt at Kiel University of Applied Sciences applies!!! Late submissions beyond this date are also not possible. Incomplete documents or documents received late will be excluded from the selection process. Student applications received by fax or e-mail are invalid and are also excluded from the allocation process.

Application Documents

Documents to be submitted (as upload):

  1. certificate of higher education entrance qualification
  2. certificate of change of name (e.g., marriage certificate)
  3. certificate of exmatriculation if the same degree program is/was previously being taken in which admission for a first semester is sought
  4. if applicable, certificate of services conducted (military or community service, FSJ, FÖJ or service in the sense of the Development Aid Act - certificate of service)
  5. if applicable, proof of completed vocational training (examination certificate)
  6. complete proof of previous periods of study via study certificates
  7. proof of previous achievements (when applying for a higher semester)
  8. if already available, proof of sufficient German language skills for applicants without a German higher education entrance qualification (enrolment requirement in the event of admission)
  9. second degree additionally: certificate of the completed professional first degree, certificate of study, certificate of exmatriculation and a detailed written justification. Applicants may only name one course. More information can be found here.

Admissions Procedure

After deduction of the so-called preliminary quotas (e.g., quota for foreigners, hardship cases, second degree), 20% of the study places are allocated according to the grade point average of the university entrance qualification and 20% of the study places according to the waiting time. The other 60% are distributed according to university selection quota. This also provides for a grade point average of the university entrance qualification.

The waiting time counts from the point at which the university entrance qualification is obtained. Periods of study at a German university are deducted from the waiting time.

If a decision has to be made for applicants with the same grade point average for the university entrance qualification, the waiting time is used as a second selection criterion. The same applies to the selection based on the waiting time. If a decision has to be made for applicants with the same number of waiting semesters, the average grade of the university entrance qualification is used as a second selection criterion.

The notifications of admission and the rejection notifications of the main procedure are issued approx. 2-3 weeks after the application deadline. If an application is rejected, the candidate has the opportunity to participate in a lottery. A lottery procedure takes place if there are still individual places left for the degree programme after the main procedure, the succession procedure and enrolment.

You will be informed of the enrolment deadline with the notification of admission. If you do not enrol in time, your entitlement to a place on the course becomes irrevocable. More information about enrolment can be found here.

Fees

There is a compulsory fee charged each semester for the Student Services Authority, the student body and the semester travel ticket.

Also, there is an administration charge for enrolment. This charge is non-refundable.

Additional information on the above-mentioned fees and charges

 

Contact

Postal Address

Fachhochschule Kiel
Student Secretariat
Sokratesplatz 1
24149 Kiel

Tel.: 0431 210 1339

E-Mail: studieninformation(at)fh-kiel.de

Office

Fachhochschule
Student Secretariat
Sokratesplatz 3
24149 Kiel

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