Studying without an “Abitur”

Studying at our university is becoming ever more attractive to people with professional qualifications. In the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, you may be allowed to attend university under certain conditions, even without an “Abitur” or other pre-university qualifications.

With a “Meister” or equivalent professional qualification, you may generally start a course of study at the Hochschule Kaiserslautern without having to sit an entrance exam, regardless of the grades you achieved. More details in the information sheet from the Ministry for Education, Science, Further Education, and Culture.

With a completed vocational qualification with sufficient grades (better than 2.5 in the German grading system) and evidence of at least two years of professional or equivalent experience, you will be awarded immediate admission to study any subject at the Hochschule Kaiserslautern. More details on this as well in the information sheet from the Ministry for Education, Science, Further Education, and Culture.

The websites and provide information on this topic and can assist you in choosing a course of study.

For further questions

Further information on the topic can be obtained from the individual head of courses.

The contact persons can be found in the course of studies or in the faculties’ dean's office