Cooperative study options under the umbrella of "hochschule dual"

Under the umbrella brand of "hochschule dual", Ansbach University of Applied Sciences offers cooperative study programmes together with 20 other universities of applied sciences. “hochschule dual" acts as an information platform for prospective students, companies and universities of applied sciences. Uniform quality standards are communicated through this umbrella brand. It is an initiative by Hochschule Bayern e. V. (association of Universities of Applied Sciences in Bavaria), which was founded in 2006 with support of the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts.

Options:

  • Academic studies with vocational training (combination of a Bachelor‘s degree with a professional apprenticeship)
  • Academic studies with in-company training (combination of a Bachelor‘s / Master‘s degree with comprehensive practical work experience)

Benefits:

  • Extensive practical relevance
  • Financial support during studies
  • Outstanding career and employment opportunities
  • Gain key skills

 

Option 1: Academic studies with vocational training

 

Further information

Study format:       

Combination of a Bachelor‘s degree (academic studies) with a professional apprenticeship (vocational training and practical experience)

Graduation

Bachelor‘s degree and vocational qualification with state chamber examination

Duration:

4.5 years (at least 27.5 months vocational training and practical experience)

Requirements:  

valid university entrance qualification  (‘Hochschulzugangsberechtigung’); foreign certificates have to be assessed by uni-assist (‘VPD’) + apprenticeship contract + supplementary agreement with a company of your choice

In  addition  to  the  general  requirements,  you  should  have  a  good  understanding  of  German,  as it is the working language in most companies.

Schedule

  1. Look for a company of your choice (approx. 12 months before the start of the apprenticeship)
  2. Make a contract with the company (‘Ausbildungsvertrag’)
  3. Apply to Ansbach University of Applied Sciences (Ansbach UAS), accept the admission and keep the letter of admission
  4. Start as a trainee in the company for the entire first year + attend vocational school alongside
  5. Renewed application at Ansbach AUS – submit the letter of admission from the previous year + company contract, if necessary
  6. Regular academic studies after approx. 13 months
  7. Academic studies and in-company training alternate (in-company training mainly in the practical semester and during the lecture-free period)
  8. Vocational examination by CCI (‘IHK’) / Chamber of Crafts (‘HWK’), mostly in the 3rd year of the vocational training
  9. After successfully passing the IHK / HWK exam, the company and the student agree on further cooperation individually
  10. A practice-oriented Bachelor‘s thesis (written in the company, if possible) ends the studies and the vocational training

     

     

    Option 2: Academic studies with in-company training

     

    Further information

    Study format:

    Combination of a Bachelor‘s or Master‘s degree (academic studies) with an intensive in-company training (at least 50% more practical experience than in regular academic studies)

    Graduation:Bachelor‘s degree / Master‘s degree
    Duration:

    Bachelor‘s programme: 3.5 years (at least 16 months practical work experience)

    Master‘s programme: 1.5 to 2 years (at least 8.5 months practical work experience including the Master‘s thesis)

     

    Requirements: 

    valid university entrance qualification  (‘Hochschulzugangsberechtigung’); foreign certificates have to be assessed by uni-assist (‘VPD’) + company contract (contract for academic studies with in-company training)

    In  addition  to  the  general  requirements,  you  should  have  a  good  understanding  of  German,  as it is the working language in most companies.

    Bachelor‘s programme: a regular Bachelor‘s degree + intensive in-company training with own projects + preparation for the later remit in the company + Bachelor‘s thesis (partly in the company).

    Master‘s programme: a regular Master‘s degree + intensive in-company training with own projects + preparation for the later remit in the company + Master‘s thesis (in the company).

    Schedule

    1. Look for a company of your choice, related to the study programme  (also possible until the 3rd semester)
    2. Make a contract with the company (‘Bildungsvertrag’)
    3. Apply to Ansbach University of Applied Sciences + submit the educational company contract
    4. Regular academic studies
    5. Academic studies and in-company training alternate (in-company training mainly in the practical semester and during the lecture-free period)
    6. Carry out project work on specific issues of the company
    7. Smooth transition into professional life
    8. A practice-oriented Bachelor‘s or Master‘s thesis in the company ends the studies and the in-company training

     

     

    Find practice partners

    Basically, Ansbach University of Applied Sciences offers cooperative study options with any company that fulfils the entry requirements. These can be found under "For companies".

    We recommend all prospective students who are looking for a practice partner / company to visit our university job exchange.

    You can also find potential companies via our university networking fair as well as at the website of hochschule dual.

     

    For companies

    Cooperative study options in companies

    The entry requirements for cooperative study options are easy to meet for companies of all sizes:

    • Company provides an apprenticeship / internship; the cooperation between a student / trainee and the company is contractually regulated
    • Company guarantees a comprehensive quality of the practical training, which is technically oriented towards the later professional activity
    • Company provides a contact person / mentor in the company who accompanies or coaches the students during the practical phases. This person is also in contact with the university and ideally knows about the study and examination plan. 

    How does a company become a practice partner?

    • Company selects applicants (the entry requirements have to be considered: university entrance qualification, n.c., if necessary)
    • Company makes an apprenticeship / internship contract with the chosen candidates (model contracts available from IHK / HWK or hochschule dual)
    • The guidelines for the practical semester must be observed: Practical study semester
    • The chosen candidates apply to Ansbach University of Applied Sciences together with the apprenticeship / internship contract either approx. 12 months before the start of their studies (academic studies with vocational training) or in the year of the planned start of the studies (academic studies with in-company training)
    • Application at Ansbach UAS: The candidates hand in a copy of the apprenticeship / internship contract together with the application documents as well as the letter of admission from the previous year, if necessary

     

    Advantages for your company:

    • Early securing of highly qualified, motivated junior staff
    • Productive and responsible work of the young people in the company during their studies: no training after graduation necessary
    • Imparting important key skills to students in practice
    • Comprehensive introductory phase – there is enough time to find out how the future graduates can best be employed
    • Strong ties between the students or graduates and your company
    • Dual study graduates usually gain three times (academic studies with vocational training) or twice (academic studies with in-company training) as much practical and company experience as conventional graduates with the same university education
    • Intensive contacts between companies and universities, deepening the transfer of technology and knowledge
    • Academic studies with vocational training: The double degree also means no more losing good trainees to later studies – the study programme with integrated vocational training attracts motivated young people and the company retains its own trainees
    • Academic studies with in-company training in the Bachelor‘s degree programmes: Also suitable for junior staff who have already completed their vocational training and who would like to complete a degree so that they stay in the company
    • Academic studies with in-company training in the Master‘s degree programmes: Suitable for both internal dual graduates with Bachelor‘s degree (the trainees remain in the company) and for regular graduates with Bachelor‘s degree

     

    Model contracts for download:

    Mustervertrag BACHELOR Verbundstudium HWK 2021 (german)
    Mustervertrag BACHELOR Verbundstudium IHK 2021 (german)
    Mustervertrag BACHELOR SmvP 2021 (german)
    Mustervertrag MASTER SmvP 2021 (german)
    Praxispartner-Broschüre 2021 (german)

     

     

    Further information

    Additional information can be found on the homepage of the hochschuledual.

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