Students wishing to be admitted to the course must generally hold a schoolleaving certificate which permits admission to a university degree course. Information about the possibility of special ad-mission conditions can be obtained from the Admissions Office of Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences. European and US American school-leaving certificates are generally recognised. It is recommended that non-German applicants submit their certificates to the ASSIST office for checking. Further information can be found under www.uni-assist.de. In addition, very good knowledge of German and good knowledge of English are expected. No English language certificate is required for admission to the course. A practical internship prior to the course is recommended for those applicants with no previous relevant education. After admission to the course, introduction and orientation seminars are held at the beginning of the first term to facilitate a smooth start and to get to know each other.