Would you like to study in Berlin and are looking for the right university and a suitable degree program? Then you've come to the right place! The Akkon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin offers you various opportunities to find out more about studying with us and to apply. As a cosmopolitan university, we welcome applications from international students (Incomings) who would like to spend a semester abroad at Akkon University as part of Erasmus+ or as a free mover.

Teachers and researchers can carry out teaching and research stays at Akkon University in Berlin as part of joint activities with us. These can be temporary or long-term teaching and research stays.

Guest lectureships at Akkon University can be applied for at the International Office of your university as part of a partner agreement between the universities. Lectureships are funded via the EU mobility program Erasmus+.


You need a university entrance qualification to be able to study at the Akkon University of Applied Sciences.

You can find further information on the classification of your qualification abroad in the German Education Act in the following databases:

If direct admission to a German university is not possible, there are ways to fulfill the requirements retrospectively. Additional years of study at a university in your country is one possibility. Another option for acquiring a university entrance qualification is to successfully complete an assessment test at a German Studienkolleg. Further information can be found on the website of the Studienkolleg at German universities:

Another requirement for studying at Akkon are German language skills (in some degree programs also English).

The following certificates are recognized when applying:

  • The Goethe Institute certificate (at least B1)
  • The "German as a foreign language" test (TestDaF) (TDN 3)
  • The "German Language Test for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants" (DSH) at least level 2*
  • The "German Language Diploma of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs" (level 2)
  • Certificate "telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule"
  • A completed degree in German studies, assessment test with German as a subject.

You can get an overview of our study programs here.

Incoming students can study at Akkon Hochschule in the following study programs:

B. A. Social Work and Social Work in-company (part-time) + PLUS

This six-semester study course comes in two versions: as a full-time bachelor that awards graduates the qualification “state-approved social worker”, and in a in-company (part-time) form of studies. The latter enables students to acquire the title and corresponding academic education while working part-time in a practical institution. With the additional +PLUS option, students acquire 25 extra credits through specialization in another subject area, e.g. extremism and prevention of radicalization, migration and integration, leadership and team building.

B. A. International Emergency and Disaster Relief

This six-semester full-time study course prepares students for a career in the field of development cooperation and in humanitarian aid worldwide. The degree entitles to a master’s course or work at NGOs, state bodies and ministries, for studies and research in medical, management, coordination, security advising, and similar professions. The interdisciplinary and practice-oriented education combines relevant findings of social and political sciences with fundamental knowledge in non-violent conflict transformation instruments, project management, health, logistics, and administration. Further, students acquire knowledge about sustainable global development goals, migration and democracy and the fight against poverty.

The studies strive to qualify students capable of navigating the manifold practical, medical, and (inter)cultural challenges of humanitarian aid. With a range of national and international cooperation partners and compulsory professional internship globally, graduates are eligible to develop capacities needed for dealing with crises and conflicts and protecting human lives.

For further information, please get in touch with the international office of Akkon University.

Die Akkon Hochschule für Humanwissenschaften in Berlin