Self-assessment tests to help you choose a subject
Self-assessment tests help prospective students determine which subjects best suit their interests and aptitudes. While the results of such tests cannot replace individual advising sessions (see "Downloads and links" below), they can provide initial orientation.
Career Counselling for Teachers
Career Counselling for Teachers helps you decide whether or not to pursue a teaching degree. You can gather information about the teaching profession, reflect upon your prior experiences with children and teenagers, and see if you are suited for a career in teaching.
Degree compass for primary and secondary education
The degree compass for primary and secondary education contains information about what teachers do as well as the teaching degrees on offer at Universität Hamburg. This website shows you how teaching programs are structured, the areas of study from which you can choose, and what kind of curricula you can expect.
Law - Self-assessment
The Jur§elfAssessment (in German only) offers you the chance to deal with the requirements for the studies of law. Various exercises and questions help to evaluate yourself in order to make a descision for your course of studies. Furthermore, you find information regarding the University of Hamburg and the Faculty of Law, as well as experience reports written by students, tutors and practitioners.
Degree compass for psychology
The degree compass for psychology provides important information about degree programs in psychology at Universität Hamburg. Find out what is expected of first-year students and learn more about job prospects after graduation! A visit to this website will help you decide whether psychology is the right choice for you.
Selection procedure for medicine and dentistry
As the number of applicants for medicine and dentistry is far greater than the number of places available, selection procedures targeting the individual demands of each degree program have been developed.
The HAM-Nat tests basic knowledge in the natural sciences. The test consists of around ten discrete, five-minute-long discussions in which applicants are able to demonstrate their psychosocial skills under various different situations. The HAM-Man, a wire-bending test, assesses the psychomotor skills of applicants aspiring to study dentistry. Further information.
The MIN Check provides a realistic impression of various degree programs offered in the MIN Faculty at Universität Hamburg and is designed to help you decide whether or not you are ready to start a degree in mathematics, the natural sciences, or informatics.
The portal comprises:
- assessment of your expectations
- video interviews with professors and students
- information on graduate prospects
The MIN Check is currently available for degree programs in informatics. Biology and physics are to follow shortly.
MINTFIT.Hamburg: Math preparation
There is a new opportunity for prospective MINT (math, informatics, and science) students: The MINTFIT math preparation test. In two 45-minute online tests, you can identify your math strengths and weaknesses. Results are issued, organized by theme, immediately following the test. You will also receive recommendations about what areas you should brush up on before starting your studies and links to the right chapters in the online courses OMB+ and viaMINT. This is a great way to prepare for a MINT program.
Molecular life sciences self-assessment
Self-assessment is part of the application and admission procedure for the Bachelor of Science in Molecular Life Sciences. The test is free and applicants must provide proof that they have taken the self-assessment in order to enroll. Self-assessment results play no part in the selection process; both the self-assessment and the response in the research questionnaire are anonymous.
Click here for the self-assessment.
Downloads and links
- Pamphlet on degree orientation (PDF, in German only!)
- Advising for prospective students
- Deciding on a degree
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