Additional applications

Can I study various degrees at the same time (double degree)?

The application for dual studies (studying another degree in addition to the one applied for) has to be made informally together with your application and a detailed justification. Admission as a double-degree student is possible when the study degree strived for is necessary for a professional qualification or there is a special scientific or artistic interest in the second study degree which exceeds the idea of a useful addition to the first study degree. Furthermore, the applicant must be capable of studying both degrees at the same time, according to the opinion of the university.

What is a second degree?

For study courses with limited capacities, admission to a second degrees is restricted to those who don’t possess a first study degree. Applicants for second degrees are people who have already completed a different study course at a German university. A study course is deemed completed when the appropriate final state examination (NB: for law and teaching, the First State Examination) or a final academic examination (e.g. diploma, bachelor’s, master’s) has been successfully completed. Besides the first university entrance qualification, you need to submit the certificate of the final examination of your first study degree (including an average grade) and a detailed justification of your application with your application documents. NB: if you possess a bachelor’s degree/diploma, etc. and are applying for a postgraduate master’s degree for the first time, this is not your second degree but a normal application for a master’s degree.

Can I file an application for exceptional hardship?

This application can only be filed for study degrees with restricted admission. Kiel University of Applied Sciences reserves two percent of the study places in several study degrees for cases of exceptional hardship. Within this quota, acceptance of an application for exceptional hardship can lead to admission regardless of the grade and waiting period. Not every impairment justifies an acceptance as a case of hardship. Exceptional hardship is only present when the person is not able to wait one more semester due to e.g. serious health problems through which even the establishment of particular strict standards is not acceptable. It has to be an exceptional situation! Extensive proof must be submitted (officially certified copies)! Applications within the foreigner quota are excluded from cases of hardship.

Before the application, you must conduct a counsultation interview by phone or in person. You can find more information here or at the phone number +49 431 210-1330.

What is an application for disadvantage compensation?

The average grade and the waiting period are important selection criteria for the awarding of study places. If there is proof that the performance of the student has been affected by impairment, for which the student is irresponsible, that prevented him or her from obtaining a university entrance qualification at an earlier date or with a better average grade, the waiting period or the average grade can be improved. Equivalent evidence must be submitted (officially certified copies)! If you apply for improvement of the average grade or the waiting period, you must hand in proof of the performance history of your school reports and possibly a school assessment. Before the application, you must conduct a consultation interview by phone or in person. You can find more information here or at the following phone number +49 431 210-1330.