Winter Semester 2023/24
Applications are possible until 15th of July (application deadline for international applicants) and 31st of August 2023 (application deadline for domestic applicants).
There is no intake in the summer semester.
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Next dates: 15.01.24 and 21.03.24
Content: Information about the programme and the application process.
Study Plan BSc. CEP
The B.Sc. CEP programme provides students with a comprehensive understanding in clean energy processes. The study plan includes:
- Basic science (e.g. mathematics, physics)
- Basic engineering (e.g. Foundations of chemical reaction engineering, materials and structures, measurement systems)
- Basic economics
- Subject-specific basics (e.g. renewable energies, electrochemistry, fundamentals of energy resources)
- Active project
- 2 elective modules
- Bachelor’s thesis
For all Bachelor modules, see study plan [link].
Apply for Bachelor CEP
- Application for the CEP B.Sc. programme is possible for the winter semester only
- The application is possible from mid-April onwards via the campo portal.
- Deadline for applications is July 15th (international applicants) and August 31st (domestic applicants).
- Please make sure to submit all necessary documents for application via the Campo application portal.
- International applicants:
- Application is only possible with officially certified copies of documents!
- The documents for application (certified copies only!) must be sent by post to FAU’s Admissions Office!
- Information on translation and document certification can be found here.
The application for the CEP program must be submitted online, via the campo portal using the following steps:
Applicants with a German Abitur:
- Register an account in the FAU-IdM System.
- Apply online through the campo portal.
- Wait for notification from FAU.
- FAU checks whether the application qualifies for direct entry into university and automatically conducts the first step of the qualification assessment test.
- The second step of qualification assessment test including a selection interview is conducted.
- Register an account in the FAU-IdM System.
- Apply online through the campo portal.
- Print the application form and sign it.
- Collect certified copies of the documents listed on the application form.
- Send all application documents (including certified educational documents!) and the signed application form by post to the address mentioned to FAU’s admission office by post. The address is specified on the application form along with all required certified documents. Incomplete applications will not be accepted!
- Wait for notification from FAU.
- In case of admission, the first step of the qualification assessment test is conducted automatically.
- In case of passing the first step of the qualification assessment test, you will be invited to a selection interview as part of the second step of the qualification assessment test.
Please see the video below for instructions on how to apply online in campo.
Necessary documents for application
- School leaving certificate: All pages of the certificate
- CV without time gaps in English
- Application letter in English. Please set out your qualification for the degree programme and let us know why you chose the degree programme (1 page, see also our FAQ Application letter).
- If you have completed previous periods of study: complete academic report/transcript of records/mark sheet and if you have completed a previous degree: additionally degree certificate (e.g. Bachelor’s degree, Diploma)
- If applicable: University entrance examination certificate from your home country
- If applicable Feststellungsprüfungszeugnis: Only for applicants who have done „Studienkolleg“ in Germany
- Optional documents:
- Proof of internships, vocational training, work experience
- Other forms of proof (e.g. proof of voluntary work, civic engagement etc.)
Please make sure to submit all documents related to your university entrance qualification. They can include proof of previous studies or the proof of the assessment examination from the preparatory college in Germany (Studienkolleg) among others. Please visit the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to check which documents might apply to your case. Under “Schulabschlüsse mit Hochschulzugang” you may find information regarding foreign University Entrance Qualifications and their equivalent in Germany.
Qualification assessment test
- All applicants to the B.Sc. CEP have to pass a qualification assessment test (Eignungsfeststellungsverfahren) in order to enrol in the degree programme. This is to ensure that proficiency in English and Mathematics is at a level which will allow them to study successfully.
- The qualification assessment test has two steps. If you pass the first step you are admitted to the second step.
- No application for the qualification assessment test or admission interview is necessary. Step one of the test is done automatically once applicants have submitted their complete application.
Steps of the qualification assessment test:
- The first step is based on your grade in the German Abitur or some acknowledged equivalent to this from other countries and your grades in English and Mathematics.
- The second step is based on your grade in the German Abitur or some acknowledged equivalent to this from other countries and your grade from an admission interview that will be conducted by the admission commission. The admission interview serves to demonstrate your interest in studying the degree programme and your abilities in the fundamental subjects of the degree programme (mathematics, physics and chemistry).
The regulations for the qualification assessment test in English (Satzung des Eignungsfeststellungsverfahrens) can be found here.
Please be aware that the secondary education qualification from your school in your home country does not necessarily entitle you to study at a German university. International applicants might have to take an assessment examination (Feststellungsprüfung) before they can be admitted. Information on the types of international university entrance qualifications and the type of access to university can be found here. If you are not sure whether your educational background can be considered a University Entrance Qualification in Germany please visit the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). By stating your home country, and qualifications obtained there, and by answering some country-specific questions you can find out whether you are eligible to study in Germany.
Depending on your school-leaving qualification applicants from some countries might be required to have studied for one academic year as a full-time student at a recognised higher education institution according to the given study regulations. Please see the information for your individual school-leaving qualifications on the website of the DAAD.
Sending in documents by post
- Please make sure to send in your application documents by post to FAU’s admission office immediately after the application in our application portal Campo has been submitted.
- All neccessary documents for application must be certified. For translation and document certification please see: https://www.fau.eu/education/international/from-abroad/important-information/notes-on-certification-of-documents/ as well as the section “Document translation and certification”.
Document translation and certification
This section applies to international applicants only.
Are the original documents available in English, German or French? If not, they must be translated into either German, English or French by an official translator.
- Translations of documents must be accurate translations of original documents.
- The corresponding information must be provided in the translator’s certification statement.
- The source language for the translation must also be stated.
- A copy of the original document must be inseparably attached to the translation.
- Stamps and annotations must also be translated.
Once the documents have been translated into English, German or French, they need to be certified.
Official certifications of documents can be done by:
- In general: The German embassy or consulate or public notaries who provide the certifications with an apostille according to the Hague Convention.
- In the EU: by the school or university that issued the document.
- In Germany: By any German public agency that has an official seal – for example, courts or municipal and local authorities. However, not all local authorities in Germany are willing to provide certification of copies of documents in foreign languages.
See here for detailed information on document translation and certification: www.fau.eu/education/international/from-abroad/application-and-enrolment/notes-on-certification-of-documents/
What qualities and skills do I need?
Applicants should have
- an interest in science and engineering
- a good understanding of mathematics and basics in physics and chemistry
- curiosity towards sustainability issues and economic correlations associated with the changing climate
- a good amount of team and communication skills, as your peers will become your work, study, and leisure family with joint lab courses, research projects, course assignments and extracurricular activities
- all prospective students should be united in the incentive to reshape industrial processes with clean energy technologies
Graduates of the programme can address and work on answers for current and future questions about creating climate friendly energy and creating sustainable processes in industry. A holistic approach to the subject ensures that knowledge from related fields such as electrical engineering and materials sciences as well as the co-related factors for decision-making, socio-economic, legal and ethical factors are considered. Practical experience with analytical tools and in laboratory courses and projects ensure that the knowledge and competencies gained can be applied in industry and research.
There is a rising demand for engineers that have an extensive knowledge of innovative technologies for renewable new energy systems and energy production. Graduates of CEP have more experience with international and research-related topics than other graduates, they are especially suited for tasks on the highest level of engineering or to pursue further studies leading to a master’s degree and/or Ph.D.
- Energy production and logistics
- Process optimization and intensification
- Consulting and auditing
- Energy companies/providers
- Sustainable chemical industry
- Sustainable bio-industry
- Policy and decision making
- M.Sc. and later on Ph.D. in (sustainable) chemical and process engineering
Should the application be in English or German?
Your application documents can be in either German or in English. The curriculum vitae and the motivation letter must be in English.
Do I need to certify my documents for application or enrollment?
- When applying or enrolling you will need to provide officially certified copies of relevant certificates, diplomas and other documentation issued overseas. Officially certified translations can be in the follwoing languages: German, English or French.
- Please see the website on the certification of documents and translation for more information.
- Applicants from abroad need to see the information on document certification outside of Germany.
Do I receive a confirmation upon the receipt of my documents?
Upon the arrival of your documents for application or enrollment FAU does not send out standardized confirmations of receipt of the documents.
It can usually take 2-3 weeks after arrival of the documents until they are processed since several thousand applications are received by the relevant FAU offices each semester. You will be informed by FAU as soon as your documents have been processed. Please kindly wait until you are notified.
Do I need to apply for the qualification assessment test?
No application for the qualification assessment test or admission interview is neccessary. Step one of the test is done automatically by checking the relevant documents once applicants have submitted their complete application. Once passed successfully, applicants will be invited for the admission interview.
What is the content and language of the admission interview?
- Content: Standard in the fields of mathematics, physics and chemistry and ability to outline the contents of the degree programme and motivation to participate in the programme.
- Language: The interview is conducted in English.
You have further questions? You can contact us via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual appointments on site at the SSC can be booked via our booking system:
Individual appointments can be made via email.
For applicants: Please attend the monthly information meeting for interested students on Zoom.