Pursuing parallel studies means that a student is studying two different programs of study at the same time and will therefore be awarded two different degrees from one or two higher education institutions. If you would like to take up parallel studies, you need to submit a request before enrolling in the second program. Please use the request form provided below under “Download”.
Students requesting to be admitted to parallel studies can only enroll in two or more selective degree programs if they have specific professional, academic, or artistic reasons for doing so. If this applies to you, please submit an explanation outlining good reasons for your decision with your request form (see section 60 subsection 1 of the act on the higher education institutions in the Land of Baden-Württemberg (LHG)).
The additional workload that comes with pursuing two degrees in parallel should not be underestimated. We recommend that you begin your second program of study only after you have completed at least two semesters in your first program as starting a degree program can be challenging and requires you to put in a lot of time and effort. By delaying the start of your second program, you are also in a better position to judge whether this degree program is really necessary to achieve your personal goals. For example, doing an internship in a relevant field may be better suited to start your desired career than completing another program of study.
Since the fall semester 2017/