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Studying in Baden-Württemberg

You will receive support in deciding how to achieve the required education goal and which form of studies is best suited to your requirements by visiting a Career Information Centre (Berufsinformationszentrums = BiZ), via the portal or the study guidance offices at the institutions of higher education or at counselling interviews with your careers officer at the Agentur für Arbeit.

The orientation test at universities throughout the state of Baden-Württemberg offers students support in choosing their course of study. There is already a special online test geared towards the teaching profession for student teachers.

Note: You use these tests as proof that you have gone through the course orientation process and attach them to your application for a place of study.Check out in advance if the university to which you are applying accepts the certificate of participation in the orientation test as a certificate.

Tip: You can get an overview of the study options in Baden-Württemberg online under Addresses of information centres, brochures and additional information outside Baden-Württemberg can also be found on the website "Studien- und Berufswahl" (Study Guide for Baden-Württemberg) on the joint website of the Federal States and the Bundesagentur für Arbeit as well as under Hochschulkompass of the German Rectors’ Conference.

The Federal State of Baden-Württemberg has:

  • 9 Universities
  • 6 Teacher Training Colleges (Pädagogische Hochschulen)
  • 23 Universities of Applied Sciences (of which 4 are self-administered universities)
  • 5 Colleges of Music
  • 3 Colleges of Church Music
  • 2 Colleges of Art
  • 1 College of Design
  • 1 Cooperative State University (with 9 with 9 locations and 3 satellite campuses)
  • 1 Film Academy
  • 1 Pop Academy
  • 1 Academy for the Performing Arts
  • 26 Private institutions of higher education (non-governmental institutions of higher education with state accreditation)

The institution offers a wide range of modern training in numerous subjects and fields or study from archaeology to dental medicine. The theory and practical sections vary depending on the course of study and therefore different qualifications are awarded for the different courses.

Interested foreign students will find information on the various institutions of higher education and the conditions for studying in Baden-Württemberg on the website page

Release note

The German original version of this text was drafted in close cooperation with the relevant departments. The Wissenschaftsministerium released it on 11.03.2019. Only the German text is legally binding. The Federal State does not assume any liability for the translated texts.

In cases of doubt or if you have any questions or problems, please contact the relevant authorities directly.