Open University Access
Open University Access – Studying without Abitur
The bachelor’s degree in socioeconomics is aimed at students who are interested in understanding how economic and social processes work and how they can be directed towards creating a livable society. How do we organize work processes and economic relationships in a global world to serve human interests? How can policies create the necessary legal framework? What can individuals do? What kind of society do we want to live in?
The bachelor’s degree in socioeconomics reserves 40 percent of its places for students without Abitur. Our students’ professional goals are as diverse as their backgrounds. We believe that vocational experience as well as care work, such as child rearing or taking care of family members are as valid experiences as a school diploma for the admission to our entrance exam.
The Department of Socioeconomics and its predecessors have a combined 70 years of experience in supporting students without Abitur in starting successfully into their new academic lives. With the support of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, we advocate for flexible educational paths and social mobility.
Please note: The bachelor program in socioeconomics is taught in German. While for the registration to the entrance exam no language certificate is required – the command of German at the level of B2 is imperative.
Bachelor Socioeconomics Flyer (PDF, 330 KB) in German
The University of Hamburg seeks to help people forced to flee from their homelands who had to disrupt their studies by paving a way back into academic education. More information: #UHHhilft—University to help refugees