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Study of two Degree Programmes (at the same time)

Study of two degree programmes at the same time

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If you want to study two complete degree programmes at the same time at university, this is referred to as the simultaneous pursuit of two degree programmes (Doppelstudium). Find out below how to apply for the simultaneous pursuit of two degree programmes and what you need to bear in mind:


DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO PURSUE TWO DEGREE PROGRAMMES SIMULTANEOUSLY?

The Student Advice Office generally advises students not to pursue two degree programmes simultaneously from the first semester. This is because it is difficult to assess the workload for two degree programmes before embarking on them, and students may soon feel overwhelmed by the pressure to succeed.

Instead, we tend to advise students to begin with one degree programme and to possibly enrol in a second programme later. In any case, you should contact the Student Advice Office or the academic advisor of the corresponding degree programmes for a consultation before applying.

If you wish to pursue two degree programmes simultaneously at Leibniz Universität Hannover, you will find more information here:


SIMULTANEOUS PURSUIT OF TWO DEGREE PROGRAMMES INVOLVING

... one degree programme with unrestricted admission and one with restricted admission

You first apply for the programme with restricted admission, and subsequently enrol in the programme with unrestricted admission (after being admitted to the first programme).

... two degree programmes with restricted admission

The simultaneous pursuit of two degree programmes with restricted admission is not normally permitted at Leibniz University Hannover from the first semester, but only later on in your academic career.

... two degree programmes with unrestricted admission

In the case of two degree programmes with unrestricted admission, it is theoretically possible to pursue two degree programmes simultaneously from the first semester on.


SIMULTANEOUS PURSUIT OF TWO DEGREE PROGRAMMES IN A HIGHER SEMESTER

At Leibniz University Hannover, you’ll need written confirmation from the Dean of your new faculty that the simultaneous degree programme is possible from an organisational perspective and is a useful addition to the degree programme that you have already started. You can download the necessary application form here (in German language only):

Application form: Study of two degree programmes at the same time
PDF, 26 KB

PARALLEL STUDY

If you want to study two degree programmes at two different universities, it is called parallel studies. The necessary application form can be downloaded here (German language only):

Application form: Parallel study
PDF, 26 KB

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