Students wishing to be admitted to the course must generally hold an entrance qualification which permits admission to a university degree course. European and US American school-leaving certificates are generally recognised. School-leaving certificates from other countries must be submitted to the ASSIST office for checking (www.uni-assist.de). Information about the possibility of special admission conditions can be obtained from the Admissions Office of Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences. Very good knowledge of German and basic knowledge of English are a condition for admission to the course. If German is not your native language, you are required to provide proof of German language skills by submitting official language certificates. During the course, additional modules are available to develop students' understanding of specialist terminology and to consolidate their language skills. A practical internship prior to the course is recommended for those applicants with no previous relevant education so that the later course topic and field of employment can be experienced in practice from an early stage – a good means of orientation for the Food Technology/Food Economics course.