Nursing care in Germany is a complex and demanding task. The population development in Germany shows that the German society is going to be in need of high-quality nursing personnel. In order to meet these needs, the dual degree in Health and Nursing Sciences (B.A.) was designed. The Bachelor of Arts in Health and Nursing Science combines scientific knowledge with nursing practice and therefore offers graduates interesting job opportunities in Germany and abroad.
In cooperation with Waldfriede hospital and the academic teaching hospital Charité in Berlin students are able gain knowledge and professional nursing expertise in a systematic and stuctured manner. Students of the dual degree in Health and Nursing Sciences (B.A.) are enrolled in both Friedensau Adventist University and Waldfriede hospital. During the first period of study at Waldfriede hospital, students will receive a vocational training pay. During the second period of study at Friedensau Adventist University students are able to apply for financial support from the German government in terms of BaFöG (German Federal Law on Support in Education).
Please note that only prospect students with a citizenship of a EU member state and sufficient proof as German as foreign language (Test DaF) are eligible to apply for this program if the academic criteria are fulfilled!
- Health promotion / prevention
- Instruction and counseling
- Nursing studies and nursing research
- Community medicine and social psychiatry
- Quality management
- Qualitative and quantitative social research
- Ethnical considerations
- Specific addressees of preventative health care
- Intercultural aspects and innovative developments within the health system
- Societal framework conditions
- Organisation and management
- Research methods and B.A. thesis.
The standard period of study is 9 semesters. The first six semesters of study will be accomplished at the academy for health and nursing care at Waldfriede hospital in Berlin. The last three semesters of study will be accomplished at FAU.
The programme has a modular structure. A module consists of several courses which are grouped in a thematic block. The modules generally take up one semester or one year of study. The certificates of achievement from the individual units are the basis for the module grade, which is awarded as an overall grade. Credits are assigned to the successfully completed modules according to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). The modules and their performance grades are thus recognized throughout Europe, making it easier to change one’s place of study. Transfer to an overseas institution is also possible.
All applicants must have either a training contract with Waldfriede Hospital or must have completed a three year course in Health Studies.
For German applicants, the prerequisite for the programme is the general qualification for university entrance (Abitur). Particularly able working applicants who do not have a university entrance qualification, but whose talents, personality and educational background make them possible candidates, can demonstrate that they have the knowledge and abilities required for the study of a particular subject by successfully passing an assessment test. The university’s Admissions Office will provide more detailed information.
Foreign applicants whose secondary school qualification is equivalent to the German one can in principle expect to be admitted to study at our university. Applicants from countries whose secondary school qualification is below the level of the German Abitur must either have studied successfully in their home country for one or two years (depending on the country), or must complete a preparatory course at a Studienkolleg in Germany. Foreign applicants who have little or no knowledge of German can take a one-year course in German as a foreign language (“Deutsch als Fremdsprache”) at Friedensau Adventist University. Applicants must otherwise be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of German, e.g. by successfully passing a test of German as a foreign language (TestDaF-Prüfung) with level-4 results in all 4 areas of performance (4 x TDN 4).
Period of study
Period of study
Study at the FAU follows the standard periods of study in Germany. Studies commence at the beginning of the winter semester.
Application packs for admission to a programme of study can be requested from the Admissions Office/International Office. The application for admission should be sent to the Admissions Office/International Office. In addition to the application for admission, the following documents must be submitted in full by the deadline:
- certified photocopies of the original certificates showing school-leaving qualifications and any periods of study
- information on how the programme of study will be financed
- curriculum vitae
- a photo
(Periods of study should be documented as precisely as possible with relevant evidence, e.g. transcript etc. Please do not send original certificates! The documents remain in the possession of the university. Official translations of all foreign-language documents must be in German, except in the case of English or French documents.)
An application for admission can only be processed by the university when the necessary documents have been received in full. Hence the admissions procedure can only consider those applications for which the necessary documents have been submitted by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
The deadline for submission of the application for admission is: for German applicants, 20 September (for October start), for foreign applicants, 31 May (for October start). Applications for admission which arrive after this deadline cannot be considered.
Notice of admission
Notice of admission
The applications for admission to study are processed by the Admissions Office/International Office. The decision regarding admission is taken under consideration of the university places available, the level of qualification, and the evidence of funding for the programme. If all necessary prerequisites are fulfilled, the applicant will receive written notification of admission. The confirmation of admission for foreign applicants will only be sent once the deposit has been paid.
Programme information as PDF files
- Examination regulations
- Module handbook