Crediting vocational/school knowledge for the courses of study

According to a decree of the Conference of Ministers of Education (KMK) of 28 June 2002, “knowledge and skills gained outside of higher education can (...) be credited within the framework of a (...) classification of a higher education course of study if (...) they are equal to the part of the studies to be replaced in terms of content and level.”

For vocationally qualified individuals of all courses of study, this means: 

Knowledge gained outside of school and knowledge gained vocationally can be credited to a course of study. The examination committee shall decide whether this knowledge is equal in value and whether recognition is possible. You must submit a corresponding application for this..

See the general part (part A) of the examination regulations for all attendance bachelor courses of studyat the Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences of 21 July 2016:

§ 17 (5) 1Competences gained outside of school and knowledge gained vocationally with regard to the learning outcomes, content and level of individual modules or part modules are credited following an application if these are established to be of equal value corresponding to paragraph 1. ²Qualifications which were gained in professional training can generally be credited, provided they are established to be of equal value corresponding to paragraphs 1 and 2. ³The examination committee shall decide about the general crediting of study and examination achievements. 4The crediting of study and examination achievements is possible for up to half of the credits available in this course of study, in accordance with paragraph 5.

Crediting specific school achievements from graduates of secondary schools specialising in economics and vocational economics grammar schools is possible.

You can find more information and the application here

It is possible to credit specific school achievements from graduates of secondary schools specialising in health and social care, vocational social education grammar schools and vocational schools for social pedagogy. For this, students must submit an application for recognition: 

You can find the application here.

General crediting in Social Work and Health

In the following courses of study in Social Work and Health, vocational previous education is generally credited to the course of study:

  • Interdisciplinary physiotherapy, motology and ergotherapy: A completed, relevant secondary vocational education is credited to the course of study for ergotherapists and physiotherapists with 75 CP and for motologists with 80 CP.

Course of study Nautik und Seeverkehr (Nautics and Maritime Traffic): The following subjects of secondary vocational education as Nautical Officer (state certified technician) can generally be credited: English, Emergency Management, Personnel Management, System Monitoring, Healthcare, Watch Duty, Manoeuvring, Telecommunications and Administration, Classic Navigation, Loading Technology, Dangerous Loading.