Schülerstudium (studying while in school)

What do you think about being a pupil and a student at the same time? Why not study at the university while you earn your higher education entrance qualification? The Schülerstudium is an educational programme aimed at particularly gifted or interested pupils who have a passion for learning and the energy to take on additional courses. This kind of programme is made possible by and provided for in § 64 para. 2 Landeshochschulgesetz LHG for Baden-Württemberg (state law on higher education).

If you participate in the programme, you will attend regular courses, including lectures, seminars and practice tutorials, and take the required examinations. You can do all of this before obtaining your Abitur (German general higher education entrance qualification).

However, we will not enrol you at university. We consider you to be a pupil first and foremost, which means that school always comes first! Your primary objective should be to pass your Abitur. This is why your school must give you permission to take part in the programme. Your school will release you from attending classes so that you may take your courses at university. In return, you will be responsible for catching up on your school lessons by yourself and for maintaining your level of achievement.

Any records of academic achievement that you earn during your Schülerstudium will count towards your studies later on, as long as they are equivalent.

Interested? Find out more about the Schülerstudium programme.