The Bachelor’s study programme in Social Work always begins in the summer semester and in the winter semester. Admission is granted to around 160 applicants. You can apply for the summer semester between 1 December and 15 January and for the winter semester between 1 June and 15 July.

Applications for the Social Work BA involve three steps:

  • Online registration via the application portal of
  • Online application via the online application portal of ASH Berlin
  • Sending of application documents by post

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Admission requirements

This means a general university/university of applied sciences entry qualification or an entrance qualification recognised as equivalent either according to the provisions of the law or by the Senate Department for Education, Youth and Science. 

In addition to an officially attested copy of the higher education entrance qualification, you must also submit a certified translation with your application for admission.

In order to apply for the Social Work BA, a twelve-week, full-time pre-study internship must be proven in the social work/social education or sociocultural field.

The pre-study internship must be completed in full before the application deadline, i.e. by 15.01. (summer semester) or 15.07. (winter semester). Please use the provided form to provide proof.

Care professions involving elements of social education will not be recognised.

Social education vocational qualifications, civilian service, voluntary social year (FSJ), voluntary ecological year (FÖJ) or a voluntary cultural year (FKJ) count as a practice-related pre-study internship if they are in a social work/social education or sociocultural field. Further information

Such activities must have been carried out within the two years preceding the time of application.

The required knowledge of German must be proven before the application deadline, i.e. by 15.01. (summer semester) or 15.07. (winter semester).

Proof must be provided by passing the German language examinations in accordance with the framework regulations for German language examinations for studying at German universities (RO-DT):

Further information, documents and formulars for the applications you can find on the German website.