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Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences

General

The Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences is the only interministerial university for public service at the federal level in Germany. It trains new personnel for the higher non-technical federal administrative service. The University teaches students academic knowledge and methodology and provides them with the practical occupational skills they will require in their future careers.

Students of the University of Applied Administrative Sciences have the legal status of temporary civil servants. In order to enrol at the University, applicants must possess the entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences. Depending on their intended career, additional requirements may have to be met. Admission to the University requires that candidates successfully apply to the competent recruiting authority for the career of their choice. Useful information and the addresses of recruitment authorities can be obtained under www.hsbund.de.

The University of Applied Administrative Sciences is currently training students for the following careers within the higher administrative civil service of Germany:

  • Higher non-technical general and internal administrative service
  • Higher administrative service in the foreign service
  • Higher non-technical administrative service in the Federal Police
  • Higher non-technical administrative service in the Federal Financial Administration
    a) Customs service
    b) Federal Property Administration
  • Higher non-technical administrative service in agricultural social security authorities
  • Higher non-technical administrative service in the intelligence services
    - Federal Intelligence Service
    - Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (as domestic intelligence service)
  • Higher administrative service at the Federal Criminal Police
  • Higher non-technical administrative service in social security authorities
  • Higher administrative service in the Federal Meteorological Service

Since the establishment of the University in 1979, approximately 67,000 students have successfully completed their studies here. At present, the University has some 4,000 students and about 200 full-time instructors.

Studying at the Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences

The University’s programmes are organised as a system of dual education with alternating theoretical and practical segments. All courses of study have a duration of three years. Theoretical and practical training periods (internships and practical training programmes) last 12 to 18 months each.

Theoretical periods are mostly divided into basic and main courses of study. Subject matters dealt with in basic courses are:

  1. Constitutional law and political science
  2. Legal foundations (administrative law, civil law)
  3. Economics and public finance
  4. Business management, organisation and information processing
  5. Social sciences (psychology, sociology, education)
  6. Special career topics

If required the basic study phase ends with an intermediate examination.

The main study phase is shaped by the different requirements of the respective career fields. Depending on their course of study, students must take a university-level career examination at the end of their studies. This consists in most courses of study of a written and oral examination and includes a thesis. Also depending on their course of study, students receive an

  • academic degree (diploma) in public administration, business administration or financial administration or
  • Bachelor of Arts or
  • Bachelor of Laws or
  • Master of Public Adminstration

from the Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences.

The Central Branch and the Departmental Branches

The Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences is subdivided into a Central Branch and ten departmental branches.

Students of the Departmental Branches of General Internal Administration, the Federal Police, the Intelligence Services, the Federal Criminal Police and the Meteorological Service receive instruction at the Central Branch in Bruehl during their basic studies. The Departmental Branches of Foreign Affairs, Financial, Agricultural Social Security, Social Security and Federal Defence Administration provide instruction in basic studies at the location of the respective departmental branches.

Depending on the course programme, instruction in main studies is provided at the departmental branches.

Addresses of the Central Branch and the Departmental Branches:

Central Branch
Willy-Brandt-Strasse 1, 50321 Bruehl
Telephone: +49 (0) 228 99 629-0

Departmental Branch of General Internal Administration
Willy-Brandt-Strasse 1, 50321 Bruehl
Telephone: +49 (0) 228 99 629-0

Departmental Branch of Foreign Affairs Administration
Schwarzer Weg 45, 13505 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 5000-1121

Departmental Branch of the Federal Police
Ratzeburger Landstrasse 4, 23562 Luebeck
Telephone: +49 (0) 451 203-0

Departmental Branch of Federal Defence Administration
Seckenheimer Landstrasse 10, 68163 Mannheim
Telephone: +49 (0) 621 4295-0

Departmental Branch of Financial Administration
Gescher Weg 100, 48161 Muenster
Telephone: +49 (0) 251 8670-0

Departmental Branch of the Federal Criminal Police
Thaerstrasse 11, 65193 Wiesbaden
Telephone: +49 (0) 611 55-0

Departmental Branch of Agricultural Social Security Administration
Weissenstrasse 70 - 72, 34131 Kassel
Telephone: +49 (0) 561 9359-0

Departmental Branch of the Intelligence Services
Federal Intelligence Service Division
Wasserburgerstrasse 43 - 47, 85540 Haar

Departmental Branch of the Intelligence Services
Constitutional Protection Division
Willy-Brandt-Strasse 1, 50321 Bruehl
Telephone: +49 (0) 2232 57939818

Departmental Branch of Social Security Administration
Nestorstrasse 23 - 25, 10709 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 865-1

Departmental Branch of the Meteorological Service
Frankfurter Strasse 135, 63067 Offenbach am Main
Telephone: +49 (0) 69 8062-4259