Social Workfull time

  • Bachelor of Arts


  • 6 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Aachen, Köln, Münster, Paderborn


  • April 2024 (Germans and inhabitants)

    April 2024 (EU), April 2024 (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study

Social Work


Support for Children, Youths, Families and the Elderly, Social Services, Clinical Social Work, Social Psychiatry, Rehabilitation and Special Education Studies, General Industrial Social Work, Intercultural and International Social Work, Systemic Resource-Orientated Social Work, Cooperation Youth Welfare/Youth Work/School Social Work, Evaluation/Quality Assurance in Social Work, Education, Leisure and Cultural Work


On the one hand, the degree programme in Social Work imparts scientifically sound knowledge and action competences from social work and related sciences such as sociology, law, psychology, etc. on the other hand, the programme promotes competences to be able to act responsibly and professionally in relation to social problems and in concrete social contexts. Regular course version: Full-time, in-person course (Aachen, Cologne, Münster, Paderborn) further course versions: - Social Work Compact (Aachen) - Dual Bachelor's degree in Social Work (Paderborn)

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Pre-study work placement (3 months) in the field of social work, social education or special needs education. The pre-study work placement is deemed to have been completed when you have acquired the qualification for the course of study by means of the certificate of entrance qualification for studies at a technical school for social work/special education. The fulfilment of the required pre-study work placement must be credibly assured by the application deadline. The actual completion of the programme is possible until the beginning of the semester (September 1st).

Lecture period
  • 25.09.2023 - 09.02.2024
  • 25.03.2024 - 19.07.2024

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2023/2024)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    01.12.2023 - 30.04.2024

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    01.12.2023 - 30.04.2024

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    01.12.2023 - 30.04.2024

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    01.12.2023 - 30.04.2024

Languages of instruction

Main language


DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service