Student Guidance at Alanus University

Student Guidance at Alanus University

What subjects does Alanus University offer? What kind of secondary school qualification is required for university entrance? Which degree programme is most interesting and suitable for me? Which professional fields can I work in after earning my degree?

Whether you’re a pupil, a secondary school graduate or a student, the Student Administration Office will support you in all questions concerning your studies. Depending on the issue that you are bringing to us, it may be advisable to visit the open office hours or to arrange a guidance appointment.

For formal questions, please contact the General Student Advisory Service or the Examination Office. Questions on content, e.g. art portfolios or specific degree programmes, are answered by the respective contact persons in the departments.

Our general student advisory service is happy to help you with the following topics:

  • Degree programmes at Alanus University
  • Study orientation and selecting a programme
  • Study and admission requirements
  • Learning contracts and matriculation
  • Leaves of absence and internship periods
  • Terminations and ex-matriculations
  • Changing degree programme or transferring to another university

Information on office opening hours can be found on the webpage of the Student Administration Office.

In the following table you will find the contact persons of the general student advisory service for the respective degree programmes:

Your degree programmeYour contact

Department 01 Fine Arts


Bachelor Fine ArtsElisabeth Lüken
Bachelor Art-Education-TherapyElisabeth Lüken
Master Fine Arts
Isabel Bernal-Copano
Department 02 Performing Arts 
Bachelor EurythmyElisabeth Lüken
Master EurythmyIsabel Bernal-Copano
Bachelor performARTIsabel Bernal-Copano
Bachelor Business Administration & Drama
Isabel Bernal-Copano
Department 03 Architecture 
Bachelor ArchitectureNicole Walsdorf
Master Architecture
Sabrina Birnbaum
Department 04 Art Therapies and Therapeutic Science 
Bachelor Art Therapy – Social ArtSabrina Birnbaum
Master Art Therapy
Sabrina Birnbaum
Department 05 Education 
Bachelor Early Childhood EducationNicole Walsdorf
Bachelor Philosophy, Arts & Social EntrepreneurshipSabrina Birnbaum
Master Teaching Degree ArtNicole Walsdorf
Master Education / Waldorf EducationSabrina Birnbaum
Master Education / Educational Research
Sabrina Birnbaum
Department 06 Business Management 
Bachelor Business AdministrationNicole Walsdorf
Bachelor Sustainable ManagementNicole Walsdorf
Bachelor Business Administration, Society, InnovationNicole Walsdorf
Master Business AdministrationNicole Walsdorf

What should my portfolio contain and how many drawings or other works do I have to submit? The colleagues in the Subject-Specific Student Advisory Service will provide you with detailed information on requirements, programme contents and individual adjustments to the curriculum and calendar in the respective degree programmes. Find the correct contact person here.

The International Office advises all Alanus University members (students, lecturers, staff) on the organisation and promotion of study visits abroad as well as teaching and further education at international partner institutions.
In addition, international students who complete their entire studies (Bachelor or Master) at Alanus University are advised on specific funding and financing options. International exchange students are supported in all matters concerning the organisation of their stay at Alanus University.

Please visit the website of the International Office to find out more about the services offered and contact details.

Do you have questions about studying from a student perspective? Then you can use the contact form to get in touch with students:

Refugees can study at Alanus University under certain conditions. An important prerequisite for studying at Alanus University is that your status as a refugee is recognised. You must also have a so-called higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung - HZB). This is a school leaving certificate that qualifies you for university studies.

For most degree programmes at Alanus University, you will also need German language skills. You can provide proof of these skills by taking either the TestaDaF or the DSH language examiniation. The TestAS is an aptitude test used to assess your ability to study. The Student Administration Office team will be happy to provide you with further details.

The Examination Office will advise you on matters regarding exams and credits.

State grant, student loan or scholarship? The Financial Aid Service is happy to help you with any questions you may have.

Students services at Alanus University also include psychosocial counselling to support and guide students with personal problems that affect their studies.

Please visit the website of the psychosocial counselling centre to find out about the services offered, contact details and appointments for this service.

Our advisors for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses provide help on questions about studying with disabilities. In particular, they provide advice on compensating for disadvantages in admissions, degree programmes and examinations.