External examinees

Persons who have acquired knowledge and skills corresponding to the study and examination regulations during their professional practice, in the context of further education or through self-taught studies may acquire a professionally qualifying university degree in an external examination procedure. Exception: Does not currently apply to the Special Education/Inclusion Studies program.

Externs are not enrolled (are not students) and are not members of the university.

  • Prerequisite

    Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or other university entrance qualification according to the matriculation regulations, in case of application for the Master's degree additionally a first professional university degree according to the study and examination regulations.

  • Application

    Formal application with the required attachments by 01.03. (if starting in the summer semester) or 01.09. (if starting in the winter semester).

  • Duration of the external examination procedure

    For module examinations including possible repetitions: 15 months, in justified cases on application one-time extension of the deadline by 3 months.

    The period for the final thesis is one year.

  • Costs

    The fees depend on the number and type of exams to be taken (200,00 € to 1.000,00 €).


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Stefan Kühne
Dezernat Studium und Internationales
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