Option 1: Combined studies

Study format: Integrated into training = university studies + in-company training + practice
Degrees: Bachelor's degree and vocational qualification with state chamber examination
Duration and practice: 4.5 years Standard period of study of which at least 27.5 months vocational training and practice
Requirements: university entrance qualification recognised in Bavaria, vocational training contract with a supplementary agreement with a company

The Verbundstudium is the combination of a course of study at a university and parallel vocational training in a company. The vocational training is fully recognized by the IHK/HWK. The formula applies accordingly:

Regular bachelor studies at the university + vocational training in the company + qualified practical activities that prepare for the later area of responsibility in the company + preparation of the bachelor thesis (if possible in the company). Duration: 3.5 to 4.5 years.

The company assignments are usually divided into practical phases that precede the studies, the semester break, the practical semester and the time for the final thesis. The final vocational examination usually takes place in the third year.

The university timetable corresponds to that of regular non-dual studies, so that dual students attend the same lectures and seminars together with non-dual students. The dual students thus receive a broad, high-quality, application-oriented theoretical education and acquire a large portfolio of vocational skills through the additional extensive practical units in the company.

Special features:

The preparation for the vocational examination is regulated differently.

Please note: (Technical) high school graduates are entitled to attend vocational school, but are not required to attend vocational school.

There are the following possibilities:

  • Vocational school instruction (variant 1): Integration of dual students into the regular apprentice class in the first year of apprenticeship - under certain circumstances it may be possible to attend the second year of school. In the second and third apprenticeship years, the preparation takes place through self-study. Old examination documents can be requested from various publishing houses for preparation - information on this can be obtained from the relevant chamber (most common variant).
  • Vocational school instruction (variant 2): Training of dual students in their own vocational school subject class for dual students in their first, second and third year of apprenticeship. Vocational school instruction and university plan are coordinated. The establishment of a separate subject class is only possible with 16 participants per study offer & training occupation in the academic year. In the initial phase, the Bay. Ministry of Culture approves a smaller number (approx. 12 participants).

Miscellaneous: private study, seminars in the company, inter-company training courses

The advantages:

  • Early securing of highly qualified, performance-motivated junior staff with a double degree (vocational degree + academic university degree)
  • Productive and responsible work of the young people in the company already during their studies: no need for training after graduation
  • Teaching important key competences to students in practice
  • A very long period of getting to know each other - there is enough time to find out the optimal application of the later graduate.
  • Strong solidarity of students and graduates with their company
  • Three times as much practical and corporate experience of the dual graduates compared to conventional graduates - and that with the same university education
  • Intensive contacts between companies and universities, deepening of technology and knowledge transfer
  • The double degree also means: no more loss of good trainees to later studies - the study programme with integrated vocational training attracts performance motivated young people, the company retains its own junior staff.

Option 2: Study with in-depth practice

Study format: practice-integrating= university studies + intensive company practice - at least 50% more practice in regular studies
Degrees: Bachelor's degree / Master's degree
Duration and periods of practice: 3.5 years Standard period of study of which at least 16 months in operational practice
Requirements: university entrance qualification recognised in Bavaria, educational contract for studies with in-depth practice with a company

The study with in-depth practice is the combination of intensive practice in the company and study at a university. Students gain comprehensive practical experience parallel to their regular bachelor or master studies at the university. Vocational training such as that offered by the Verbundstudium is not an integral part of the course. The following formulas apply to studies with in-depth practical experience:

Bachelor: Regular Bachelor study at the university + intensive practice in the company with own projects + preparation for the later field of activity in the company + Bachelor thesis (partly in the company).

Master: Regular master study at the university + intensive practice in the company with own projects + preparation for the later area of responsibility in the company + master thesis (in the company). Duration of the Master's programme: 1.5 to 2 years.

The operational assignments are usually spread over the semester break, the practical semester and the time of the final thesis. In most cases, the timetable corresponds to that of regular non-dual studies, so that dual students attend the same lectures and seminars together with non-dual students. The dual students thus receive a broad, high-quality, application-oriented theoretical education and acquire a large portfolio of vocational skills through the additional extensive practical units in the company.

The advantages

  • Early securing of highly qualified, performance-motivated junior staff
  • Productive and responsible work of the young people in the company already during their studies: no need for training after graduation
  • Teaching important key competences to students in practice
  • Comprehensive getting to know phase - there is enough time to find out the optimal employability of the later graduate
  • Strong solidarity of students and graduates with their company
  • Usually twice as much practical and company experience of the dual graduates compared to conventional graduates - and this with the same university education.
  • Intensive contacts between companies and universities, deepening of technology and knowledge transfer
  • Bachelor: Also suitable for junior staff who have already completed their vocational training and would like to complete their studies à the junior staff is retained by the company
  • Master: Suitable both for own dual Bachelor graduates (à the junior staff remains with the company) as well as for regular Bachelor graduates

Prospective students

Offer dual study models within the company

The entry requirements for training together with the university are good for companies of all sizes:

  • They provide an apprenticeship/internship place for which the cooperation between the trainee/apprentice or student and the company is contractually regulated.
  • They guarantee the comprehensive quality of the practical training, which is technically oriented to the later professional activity.

In your company you provide a contact person/mentor who accompanies or coaches the student during the practical phases, is in contact with the university and ideally is informed about the study and examination plan.

How does a company become a training partner?

  • Selection of applicants by the company (taking into account the admission requirements): General higher education entrance qualification / subject-linked higher education entrance qualification / technical college entrance qualification / subject-linked access for particularly qualified employees, possibly N.C.)
  • Conclusion of apprenticeship/internship contracts with the candidates selected by you (model contracts available from IHK/HWK or dual university)
  • The guidelines for the practical semester must be adhered to:

www.hs-ansbach.de -> Service -> For prospective students -> Practical study semester

Start your studies

  • University and practice phases alternate (practice mainly in the practical semester and the lecture-free period)
  • Carry out project work on specific issues of the contract company
  • A smooth transition to working life is created
  • the practice-oriented bachelor thesis in the company ends the dual training

Advantages for students:

  • Intensive practical relevance
  • Financial support during your studies
  • Smooth transition to working life
  • Acquisition of important key qualifications

Are you looking for a company that offers a course of study with in-depth practice? Make an appointment with us. We will support you!

Companies

Offer dual study models within the company

The entry requirements for training together with the university are good for companies of all sizes:

  • They provide an apprenticeship/internship place for which the cooperation between the trainee/apprentice or student and the company is contractually regulated.
  • They guarantee the comprehensive quality of the practical training, which is technically oriented to the later professional activity.
  • In your company you provide a contact person/mentor who accompanies or coaches the student during the practical phases, is in contact with the university and ideally is informed about the study and examination plan.

How does a company become a training partner?

  • Selection of applicants by the company (taking into account the admission requirements): General higher education entrance qualification / subject-linked higher education entrance qualification / technical college entrance qualification / subject-linked access for particularly qualified employees, possibly N.C.)
  • Conclusion of apprenticeship/internship contracts with the candidates selected by you (model contracts available from IHK/HWK or dual university)
  • The guidelines for the practical semester must be adhered to:

www.hs-ansbach.de -> Service -> For prospective students ->Internship semester

  • Once you have concluded an apprenticeship/internship contract, your candidates will apply for a place at the university either one year before the start of their studies (joint studies) or in the year of their planned start (studies with in-depth practice) (application deadline winter semester: 02 May - 15 July).
  • A copy of the training contract (Verbundstudium) and, if applicable, the admission notice from the previous year are submitted with the application documents for a study place.

www.hs-ansbach.de -> Service -> For prospective students -> Documents for study courses
The entry requirements for training together with the university are good for companies of all sizes:

  • They provide an apprenticeship/internship place for which the cooperation between the trainee/apprentice or student and the company is contractually regulated.
  • They guarantee the comprehensive quality of the practical training, which is technically oriented to the later professional activity.
  • In your company you provide a contact person/mentor who accompanies or coaches the student during the practical phases, is in contact with the university and ideally is informed about the study and examination plan.

How does a company become a training partner?

  • Selection of applicants by the company (taking into account the admission requirements): General higher education entrance qualification / subject-linked higher education entrance qualification / technical college entrance qualification / subject-linked access for particularly qualified employees, possibly N.C.)
  • Conclusion of apprenticeship/internship contracts with the candidates selected by you (model contracts available from IHK/HWK or dual university)
  • The guidelines for the practical semester must be adhered to to:

www.hs-ansbach.de -> Service -> For prospective students ->Internship semester

  • Once you have concluded an apprenticeship/internship contract, your candidates will apply for a place at the university either one year before the start of their studies (joint studies) or in the year of their planned start (studies with in-depth practice) (application deadline winter semester: 02 May - 15 July).
  • A copy of the training contract and, if applicable, the admission notice from the previous year are submitted with the application documents for a study place.

www.hs-ansbach.de -> Service -> For prospective students -> Documents for study courses

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