Which Field of Study is Right for Me?

Choosing a Degree Program

With nearly 20,000 degree programs available in Germany, choosing the “right” program and a suitable university is not easy. On this page, you will find academic orientation workshops, online self-assessments (OSA) and other digital tools to help you identify a field of study that matches your interests and career aspirations.

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Workshop:"Abitur – What’s Next?”

The two-day workshop “Abitur – What’s Next?” is intended for upper-level high school students who want to engage in guided discussions about their future together. The workshop is held digitally via Zoom.

Learn to systematically explore your interests, abilities and preferences. Take an online test that can support you with your self-exploration and learn about the most important sources of information with regard to university and career choices.

Short workshop “Academic Orientation”

In our two-hour short workshop on “Academic Orientation,” participants explore various questions to help them decide what and where to study. Working in small groups, students and counselors of the University of Bonn get together to discuss possible orientation activities that can help them make structured academic choices. This involves not only an exchange of information but also conversations that help students reflect on their own abilities, interests and preferences.

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Online-Self-Assessments (OSA) 

Our Online Self-Assessments (OSA) are subject-specific academic orientation tests that give you initial insights into a given subject. Working online and at your own pace, you complete a range of questions and problems, with detailed feedback on your results available right after you’re done. In this way, you can find out whether your personal skills, interests and expectations match the requirements and actual contents of your desired degree program.

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Taster Program

Sit in on selected courses to get a realistic impression of a given field of study and a taste of what it’s like to be a university student.

More digital tools 



This exploration tool from the Federal Employment Agency can help you find a suitable vocational training or university degree program.

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Learn about academic requirements and take advantage of free online tests and study contents to get off to a good start at university.

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The OSA portal provides an overview of a wide range of online self-assessments (in German) for all academic disciplines. 

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Contact information

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Kathrin Herrmann

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Dr. Lena Ruwoldt

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Ina Habermann

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