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Studies, research, short-term stay: We support you on your way to the University of Vechta and during your stay or studies.

FIT - For International Talents

Your future in Management or Social Fields of Work!


Whether you want to pursue a career on the German or international job market: A degree in Management, Social Work, Educational Sciences or Gerontology from the University of Vechta gets you there!


Our FIT programme supports you all the way: from preparing for your studies and completing your studies successfully until you make your first step into the job market.


Apply now for a preparatory German language class or directly for your desired degree programme!


Preparatory Offers

German Course B2/C1

For international applicants with B1 German language skills we offer a one-year preparatory German class in which you will obtain the German language skills (level C1) required in order to apply for a degree programme.

There is no participation fee. Participants can be enrolled as preparatory students (enabling them to apply for a student visa).

Further information and the respective application form can be found here.

Entry qualification & Preparatory offers

Preparatory students participating in our German course may attend some lectures of their desired degree programme in order to gain some first insights into their future field of study and obtain credit points. There is also the possibility to take part in workshops focussing on study techniques.

Under certain circumstandes, students who need to complete a "Studienkolleg" before entering a degree programme in Germany have the option to obtain a university entrance qualification, which will allow them to apply for a Bachelor's programme in Vechta.

Onboarding & Accommodation

Our onboarding events for international students and intercultural workshops will help you settle in at the University and in Germany.

Furthermore, we are happy to assist you with regard to finding a suitable accommodation in Vechta.

Study Success


Peer Mentors will help you find your way around the university and are avaible for questions concerning your studies. Joint activities (exkursions etc.) can also be part of the mentoring programme which will provide you with an opportunity to get in touch with local students right away.

Language skills

A study module about terminology and basics of the German social system offers international students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the terminology required for their studies and to familiarize themselves with the German social system.


International networking events, intercultural evenings and excursions offer the chance to discuss various matters of interest in a relaxed atmosphere and to make friends and new experiences.


Discover your career options

A study module on career options gives you an opportunity to gain insights into potential fields of work and practical experience through  internships and guest lectures by alumni of your degree programme.

Professional Networking

Excursions to career fairs allow students to expand their career-specific skills and get in touch with potential employers.

Career Service

Students receive individual support on their career path through personal advice and workshops on topics such as internships, (student) jobs and career planning.

Our degree programmes

Please note that our degree programmes are taught in German (see our preparatory German classes)!

Management & Gerontology

Management and social responsibility - we bring it together:

Our degree programme Management of Social Services (BA/MA) combines profound business theory with plenty of opportunities for practical experiences and thus prepares you for a management position in the healthcare or social system.

Alternatively, those interested in a management position in the field of supporting elderly people will find the Gerontology (BA/MA) degree programme to be a perfect fit.

Social Work & Educational Sciences

A degree in Social Work (BA/MA) opens up a wide range of employment opportunities in social institutions, e.g. in social work in schools, in the field of child and youth welfare, in supporting people with migration experience or in working with people with disabilities.

For those interested in youth and adult education or other pedagogical professions (outside the teaching profession), we offer the major Educational Sciences (as part of the Bachelor's programme Combined Studies).

Further Options

The "FIT" project focuses on supporting (prospective) students in degree programmes that prepare them for a career in the healthcare and social system.

You can find information on our other study programmes here.


The project FIT is supported by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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