Please note: only available for summer term, one semester in English from January to May.
You will study in our campus in Cologne, address:
Fachhochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung Nordrhein-Westfalen
The FHOEV NRW offers a specially designed program for guest students which does not require German language skills. It has the following components:
|1||Introduction to public administration in Germany||5||Oral exam|
Only for guest students
|2||Comparative public administration||6||Presentation of a paper|
Together with Students from the FHOEV. Guest students and German students compare their respective administrative systems.
|3||English for public administration||6||Either written exam, oral exam or presentation of a paper|
Together with Students from the FHOEV.
|4||German language course (possibly online)||4||To be determined||Only for guest students|
|5||Practical training in a German local community for 6 weeks (e.g. the city of Cologne)||9||No exam||Working language is English|
The course is designed to give the students a thorough insight in how German public administration works in theory and in practice. It also provides them with a toolset which will enable them to do comparative work and thus broaden their view on public administration in their own country.
The course covers 30 credits, which amounts to exactly one semester. It starts on the first Monday of January after New Year and finishes at the end of May.
Taking this course at the FHOEV requires language skills in English at level B2 according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
One or two semesters in German
Studying in German at the FHOEV requires language skills in German at level B2 according to the CEFR.
Guest students have three options here:
There is a greater variety of choices in courses in German than in English, mainly in constitutional and administrative law, economics for public administration, political sciences, sociology and psychology.
Most of the courses up for choice are concluded by an exam (usually oral or written exam). The FHOEV is committed to provide our guest students with a fair chance to succeed in their exam with an appropriate result. We take into account that it is usually more difficult to study abroad then to stay at one’s home university and collect the credits there. We therefore decide on a case-by-case basis which kind of exam is the right one for our guest students in a specific course. We may e.g. decide to replace a written exam with a presentation.
FHOEV does not run student’s housing facilities. Our administration will nonetheless try to assist our guest students to find an accommodation.
The application deadline for studying from September on is the 15th of July, the application deadline for studying from January on is the 15th of October. Applications can be made by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. or de email@example.com.. de