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Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BA)

Full-time study, 6 semesters

Semester abroad (optional)

Orientation and professional practical training

Languages of instruction: German, partly English

No tuition fees

Application and Admission

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We look forward to receiving your application! Do not hesitate to contact us at any time with questions regarding your admission to the program or the application process. The following documents are necessary for your complete online application:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular format
  • Certificates (high school diploma or equivalent)
  • Passport or identity card
  • Current portrait photo

Please check our application period here


Professional experience for the bachelor's degree in Social Work

In the Social Work bachelor's program, your previous professional experience, among other things, is considered as part of the admission process. The following activities are considered "professional experience". As proof, you upload relevant documents such as employer reference letters in the online application.

  • Voluntary social year
  • Community service
  • A relevant work placement (within a social organization) of at least 6 months
  • At least 2 years of relevant professional experience (within the framework of a social organization and/or social work activities)
  • At least 2 years of professional experience (related) in another professional field
  • Indicate activities such as volunteer work, child care, care of relatives, etc. in the resume. No supporting documents required

Only upload supporting documents to the online application that correspond to one or more of these categories. Other jobs and studies are specifically not allowed and will not be considered.

Earlier application = Earlier rank test participation!

With your application up to and including March 1, you can choose from ranking test dates in March and May. If your application arrives after March 1, you will take the placement test in May (unless there are still places available in March). For best date selection, it pays to apply early! 


Admission procedure

The allocation of study places is based on the following criteria:

  • Consideration of eligibility requirements
  • Evaluation of formal correctness and completeness of the submitted documents
  • Consideration of relevant previous professional experience
  • Evaluation of a written ranking test
  • Results of a face-to-face, structured interview
  • Placement on the ranked list of applicants


Weighing in the admission process

Stage 1

  1. Completeness of submitted documents (10%)
  2. Professional experience (45%)
  3. Evaluation of study ability by electronic ranking test (45%)

Level 2 

  1. Results of a face-to-face interview (50%)
  2. Results from stage 1 (50%)