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full time

  • Teaching qualification for primary schools

    State Examination

  • 7 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Gießen


  • expired (Germans and inhabitants)

    expired (EU), expired (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • English (Teaching Degree)
  • Primary Education, Primary School Pedagogy

The Teaching Qualification for Primary Schools (L1) course prepares students for teaching in primary schools (classes 1-4)\; Qualification to teach classes 1-6 is acquired in the teaching subjects. German and Mathematics are compulsory subjects, a third subject is selected. The course has a modular structure (completion of First State Examination). More information and events for prospective students are available at: www.uni-giessen.de/studium/askjustus

Admission modus

selection by the HEI

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

General higher education entrance qualification or equivalent qualification. Language requirements: For current information see Hesse teacher training students must complete an orientation placement (4 weeks). This work placement should absolutely be complete before the course starts to prevent delays in the course of studies. (http//www.uni-giessen.de/cms/fbz/zentren/zfl/studium/opbp)

Lecture period
  • 17.10.2022 - 10.02.2023
  • 11.04.2023 - 14.07.2023

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2022/2023)
  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union


    Information: www.uni-giessen.de/studium/bewerbung

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


    Information: www.uni-giessen.de/studium/bewerbung

  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants


    Information: www.uni-giessen.de/studium/bewerbung/portal

Languages of instruction

Main language


Further languages


International office

Akademisches Auslandsamt

Student advisory service

Zentrale Studienberatung (ZSB)