Most of school leavers ask themselves this question every year. There is a wide range of options, and deciding on a course of study can be a big challenge. Here you will find tips and advice on how to find a suitable course of study.
that these 4 steps might help you in the orientation phase?
Every orientation needs some time. Therefore, invest some time and make notes. You can use the question and reflection sheets, which you can find on this page. By doing that you can gather your insights and find out step by step what suits you best.
You are welcome to discuss your orientation questions with us in our counseling appointments. To do so, make an appointment with the
Central Student Advisory Office. We look forward to meeting you and supporting you!
Here you will find current events from and with the Central Student Advisory Service, as well as Heilbronn University for study orientation. These are various events, such as information evenings and trade fair dates.
To keep you up to date, you will find the latest news on the topic of study orientation in this section.
At Startschuss Abi (which is a personal study info day), you can find out about the study programs offered by various universities and learn more about dual study programs. You can also get tips from experts on choosing a course of study and find out about Work & Travel, volunteer social year and au pair.
With over 48 bachelor's and master's degree programs, the range of courses offered at Heilbronn University is quite large and specific.
Come and talk to us and take the opportunity of an individual consultation. This will help you find out which degree program is right for you.
With our information events of HHN, we support you in your decision to study. You can attend lectures, have the career prospects of the individual courses of study explained to you and ask our Central Student Advisory Office any questions you might have.
The following events offer you the ideal opportunity:
For now, focus on yourself and deal with these questions:
With family members and people from your private life you can collect assessments and ideas about yourself. You can evaluate this external assessment with further questions, such as:
It may be helpful to discuss your results of self-reflection and online tools with others. Share your findings with people you can relate to. You can also talk to academic advisors about your findings and any questions or concerns you may have.
We also recommend that you do the online self-tests, visit fairs and informational events. We have made a selection for you on this page.
May be you are interested in more than one degree program.
For this, we have listed a few tips that can help you.
What criteria are important to you when deciding on a course of study?
Take a close look at the courses in the degree programs. You will find most information on this in the study and examination regulations (SPO), in the module handbook or you can contact the departmental study adviser of your study program.
It is also worth taking a look at the corresponding specializations of each program. This will give you the opportunity to find out which course of study is more suited to your interests and wishes.
Find out about the career prospects: In which field can you work through this degree? Can you see yourself doing well in this field?
Other important key points can be: number of students, NC (numerus clausus), supervision, ratio of theory and practice. Surely you can think of other individual points here.
Where is the university located? Can I imagine moving to the region? If not: Can I travel and are the necessary resources available?
Does the university offer student services that are important to you? These can be: Mensa, university sports, university band, partner universities abroad, etc.
If possible, visit the universities. Get your own impression - spontaneously or by participating in orientation events. Reflect on your thoughts: What do you think of the atmosphere? What do you particularly like? What are you missing?
Feel free to jot down additional thoughts and study criteria. Once you have completed the criteria collection, ask yourself:
Which decision criteria are most important to me and why?
Give your criteria a score. For example, on a scale of 0 (not at all important) to 5 (very important).
Transfer these criteria to your desired degree programs.
In your final evaluation, you can now ask yourself:
If you need help in making a decision, talk to your family, friends and other people you are close to. You are welcome to discuss your questions and results with us, the Central Student Advisory Office. Please make an appointment with us, we will be happy to support you and look forward to meeting you!
Wondering which degree program is a good fit for you?
To help you find your matched study programe, we provide tips below. Take some time to reflect on your skills, interests and preferences. Make notes in the worksheets which you can download. This will help you gain more clarity and certainty about which study program suits you.
You can discuss your results with family and friends. You are welcome to discuss your questions and results with the Central Student Advisory Office in person. Please make an appointment with us, we will be happy to support you and look forward to meeting you!
If you would like to study or do a doctorate, you can find more information about what German universities have to offer on Hochschulkompass. The information is entered and updated by the universities themselves, so the information is always up to date.
In the study info media library of Heilbronn University you can get information about the single study programs via the podcast series "Zukunft Studium" by our professor Annett Großmann. In addition, you will find image films or on-demand offers of the HHN for our Bachelor's degree programs.
We are sure this question came up to your mind at least once. Alot of young people leaving school know they want to study, but are unsure what to study. The following steps can help you with your decision.