Accreditation and re-accreditation

The accreditation of degree programmes has long been the standard procedure for ensuring the quality of individual degree programmes at almost every university in Germany.

In compliance with German state and federal regulations, all bachelor's and master's degree programmes must receive accreditation. The degree programmes are assessed by external experts and must meet both external and University-mandated quality standards.

Overview of accredited degree programmes


  • defined qualification goals and profile of the degree programme
  • defined learning objectives and skills in a curriculum designed to meet these goals
  • academic organisation and coordination
  • defined admission requirements, recognition of external academic achievement and selection process
  • module-based and skills-oriented examination system
  • description of how the degree programme is oriented to the demands of the labour market
  • subject-relevant and general academic advice
  • description of personnel and material resources
  • mandatory student participation in all degree programme development processes