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Recognition of existing knowledge

Your professional experience is worth a lot to us

Do you already have a professional qualification and would like to study now? Good news: you can have your knowledge credited towards your studies under certain circumstances. You can find out how to do this here!

Which knowledge counts

According to a resolution by the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) on 28.06.2002 "knowledge and skills acquired outside higher education (...) are credited towards a higher education course as part of a (...) classification if (...) they are equivalent in content and level to the part of the course of study which is to be replaced."

For professionally qualified people, this means for all courses of study: Knowledge acquired outside of the university and professional experience can be credited towards a course of study. The examination board decides whether equivalence exists and whether recognition is possible. An application is required.

Have you attended business college or the specialist business secondary school? Then you may be able to have certain school achievements credited to you. You can find more information and the application form here.

Are you a graduate of the Health and Social Work technical college? Have you successfully finished the specialist health and social studies secondary school (focus on social pedagogy)? Or the college for social pedagogy? You can apply to have certain school achievements credited to you. You can obtain all the necessary forms here.

Faculty of Social Work and Health Flat blanket consideration

You can have your training credited to your studies in the following Faculty of Social Work and Health study programs:

  • Interdisciplinary Physiotherapy, Motology and Ergotherapy: A completed, relevant college education is credited with 75 CP for occupational therapists and physiotherapists and 80 CP for motopedics.

Are you studying Nautical Science? Then you can have the following subjects from the technical college Nautical Officer (state-certified technician) training course credited:

  • English, Emergency management, Personnel management, System monitoring, Health care, Security service, Manoeuvring, Telecommunications and Administration, Classic navigation, Cargo technology, Hazardous goods

See General Part (Part A) of the Examination Regulations for all Taught Bachelor's Study Programmes at the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer dated 04.09.2017:

Section 17 (5) Competences obtained outside of university and in vocational positions regarding learning aims, content and the level of individual modules or parts of modules can also be taken into account provided equivalence can be determined in accordance with paragraph 1 is established. Qualifications which were achieved in specialist training can generally also be taken into account, provided equivalence can be determined in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2. The blanket consideration of academic and examination performance is decided by the examination committee. The transfer of academic and examination performance pursuant to paragraph 5 is possible up to a value of half of the available credits in this study programme.