This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: Polytechnic Universities.
First degree/qualification: Diplom Fachhochschule, diplom-FH (3-4 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 2.5/5.0
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: A four year diplom-FH in combination with a hochschulreife may be admissible with possible deficiencies. A diplom-FH in combination with a fachhochschulreife is not admissible.
Documents required: Official record of courses and grades earned; official zeugnis (certificate) indicating degree and date awarded. Note there is a statutory requirement for use of the suffix-FH. All documents in German and English.
Description: Programs are usually six semesters of academic studies and one to two semesters of practical on-the-job training. Most programs are in engineering. Classes are more closely examined and graded than at the universities. Because there is less emphasis on research and theory, the diplom-FH usually yields placement in German universities at the level of vordiplom (intermediate examination). Hence diplom-FH holders may obtain a second, university diplom in the relevant field. Usual admission requirement is the fachhochschulreife (12 year school leaving certificate) or the hochschulreife (13 year school leaving certificate).
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There are more examinations and grades than at the universities. Overall averages are given for basic and advanced stages.
Language of instruction: German.
Advanced degrees: None.
Last updated: May 09, 2005