Department of Health Studies

Health Care and Nursing

Admissions

Aufnahmeverfahren

What is the admissions process?

Note:

Due to the exceptional circumstances, there will be no written assessment tests in 2020. Instead, greater weighting will be given to the admissions interview. The interview will be conducted online via video call. You will find all details about the admissions procedure on the German site.

The admissions process consists of four parts:

  • Application
  • Written assessment test
  • Occupational aptitude test
  • Personal interview
Tip:

No specialist knowledge will be covered during the admissions process. The aim is not to test you but rather to find out whether the course is suited to you and whether you have the required skills. So make sure you come to the dates well-rested and with a positive attitude!

The written assessment test

You will be invited to the written assessment test if you meet the admission requirements and your documents are complete and were submitted on time. The test will show whether you are suited to the course and will take place on a fixed date.

What does the test consist of?

It is divided into two parts:

  • The general part tests whether you have the intellectual skills required for studying.
  • The subject-specific part tests the skills specifically required for studying Healthcare and Nursing.
How long does the test take?

The test takes about 2.5 hours.

What should I bring to the test?

You will need

  • an official photo ID and
  • a ballpoint pen (blue or black, pencils are not permitted).

You can also use a watch and a highlighter. Paper will be provided on-site.

How should I prepare for the test?

Detailed information about the format and example questions can be found in the sample test. You will receive a detailed assessment of the test by post within a few weeks of the admissions process.

Tip:

Don’t be afraid of the assessment test and don’t be nervous! There is nothing you can learn for it. Read the sample test through carefully before the day of the test and complete the example questions. This will allow you to get used to the questions and understand what awaits you.

The personal interview

All applicants will be invited to a personal interview to assess their personal suitability. The personal interview may take place before or after the assessment test in the period between 18 June and 16 July. The interview takes about two hours and will be conducted by the head of degree programme and a lecturer from the Institute.

Tip:

The admissions interview is your chance to introduce yourself. Take advantage of this opportunity and show why you should be awarded a place on the course. The lecturers from the Institute want to know who you are and whether the course would suit you. It’s in your hands to convince them with your CV, your interest in the course content and your personality. Of course you will be nervous. But the interview is not a test! Be honest and don’t fake it.