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Where and what to study: the step-by-step guide to the right degree programme

How do I find the right subject and the right university? If you don't want to rely solely on friends or your gut feeling, you'll find important tips here. In this blog post, we'll show you where and how you can get information on the topic of "studying".

After all, choosing the right degree programme and a university that suits you will have a significant impact on your future life and satisfaction. These four steps will help you find the right subject and the right university:

Step 1: Your strengths and goals

The first step in choosing a field of study is to be clear about your own interests, strengths and goals for your future career. In addition to parents and teachers, the study and career guidance offices of the Länder and the universities can help. But there is also a lot of information available on the internet:

Step 2: The right degree programme

Online tests are a good way to find out whether a university degree programme is right for you and, if so, which subject area best suits your interests and abilities. These are now available in large numbers on the internet. A good overview of the range of such online self-assessments in German-speaking countries can be found here: https://www.osa-portal.de/.

Step 3: The right university with the right degree programme

Once you have decided on a field of study, you need to find the right degree programme and the right university. Here, too, the internet is a good first source of information. For example, you can find an overview of the degree programmes on offer:

Step 4: Do we fit together?

You now know what you want to study and which universities or universities of applied sciences come into question. Now you need to find out about the details. Once you have chosen a certain degree programme, you need to find out not only about the content and procedure of the programme, but also about its admission requirements.

  • Is my school-leaving certificate sufficient for admission?
  • Are there any special conditions, such as a minimum final grade, the completion of internships or aptitude tests?
  • When is the application deadline, how can I enrol and what documents do I need?
  • What will the degree programme cost me?

At this point at the latest, you should contact the student advisory service of the respective university.

Tip: Take advantage of info events and get an idea in person.

The admission requirements are only one thing. It is almost as important to find out whether the university, the campus and your future fellow students are right for you.

  • Are you the type who wants to immerse yourself in the exciting campus life of a large university?
  • Would you rather study at a small university where personal attention is a priority?

Almost all universities and universities of applied sciences offer info events where you can get a personal impression and all the information you need about studying. In addition to an on-site appointment, many universities now offer the option of receiving advice online via video conference. 


Information offered by the University of Liechtenstein

Are you interested in studying economics or architecture at the University of Liechtenstein? Just take a look:

Read the blog post"In seven steps to studying in Liechtenstein".

Contact the student advisory service. You can find the contact details here

Get to know us personally at an info event

Just ask students what it's like at the University of Liechtenstein. Here you will find students who will be happy to give you information.

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Author: Andreas Wolfrum, Secretary General, University of Liechtenstein

Andreas Wolfrum graduated in law from the University of Heidelberg. Afterwards, the lawyer was responsible for many years at the FernUniversität in Hagen for, among other things, student services and student counselling, and is currently Secretary General at the University of Liechtenstein. That's why he knows exactly what is important when choosing a course of study.