a course of studies? Then you need the general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) as access authorisation.
You can catch up on your Abitur at a college in day classes or as an employed person in evening classes. The admission requirement for all colleges and evening classes is that you
- Are at least 19 years old,
- Have acquired at least the vocational qualification or an equivalent qualification and
- Can provide evidence of completed vocational training or at least two years of regular employment.
Completed military service, alternative service, proven unemployment up to 1.5 years and maintaining a household with at least one child or person in need of care can be recognised as employment.
Employment also includes dependent employment within the scope of the Employment Promotion Act amounting to at least 20 hours per week as well as possibly incomplete vocational training up to half of the prescribed training period and internships with a minimum duration of 3 months.
Subsequent acquisition of the general higher education entrance qualification in day classes: