Playing is just as important as studying

"What should I study?", That is the question, in a more stringent form, "What should I study?" But don't worry, a lot of people have asked themselves this question before you and a large number of these people have had the same problems with it that you may be having right now. That's why we're breaking this big puzzle into several smaller questions and going through them with you step by step.

“What should I study?” - answering this question can be fun in the best case and in the worst case plunge you into a moderately severe existential crisis.
That's why we want to state right at the beginning that it shouldn't: While choosing a course of study is a decision not to be taken lightly, it is not a matter of life and death. People make mistakes and many suboptimal decisions in life can be ironed out. So perhaps rephrase the question for yourself as “What can I study?” Or “What would I like to study?” So that you put less pressure on yourself.

You have probably heard them often enough, well-intentioned advice, recommendations that are sometimes more based on the ideas of the other person than on your own. But there are also very good, reflective and honest assessments, especially from people who know you very well and don't mince words when it comes to what you may not be able to do so well. Ultimately, however, the decision remains yours and no one can make it for you - that's how it should be! Unfortunately, that means at the same time that you have to deal with doubts and that you simply cannot guess what your study experience is 100 percent accurate beforehand.

However, you can very well prepare and inform yourself, which is why we include a whole category Advice for preparing for your studieshave created, for example, for applications, for looking for accommodation and for financing.
In our Course descriptions we will explain the course content, requirements and career prospects to you in detail. Depending on the degree program, you will also find links to our partner portals that deal in detail with certain subjects. You can find an overview of the most important guides with tips on individual topics on our page on choosing a course.

So after you've taken a deep breath and made yourself some tea, we can work our way up to your answer step by step.

Corona stirs up the world of studies

You can find out how Covid-19 affects the university sector and how you can keep a cool head when planning your studies despite the spread of the coronavirus in our article My Studies & Corona.

What you might expect here now is a test that will help you assess your own interests and abilities in relation to a field of study. However, since such a test cannot replace study research and the exchange with people who are either looking for them themselves, are currently in the middle of their studies or have already come through the whole thing, we want to provide you with as much other assistance as possible until then . Sure, there is no way we can replace your family and friends who know you and whose assessment you trust. But we have collected a bit in our editorial team and in our own environment, how we answered the question “What should I study?” And what happened then.

You will find small insights from people with different fields of study and experiences distributed on this page.

One method to approach your future field of study is very simple: What do you enjoy What can you do for hours without a teacher telling you you have to? Have you voluntarily read on in the history book, set up a Drosophila melanogaster breed for your own research, spent the afternoons with the theater group or set the new school record in the 100-meter run?

Of course, interests outside of your school career also count: If you work as a volunteer in a retirement home or help your little sister with homework without grumbling, you may have a social and / or educational streak. And if you spend the weekends gambling, game development or game design may be something for you.

If you want to proceed according to areas of interest, we have good news for you: The world of study is divided into different thematic fields that you can proceed according to. In line with this, we have created two important pages for you: First, our guide "Which departments are there?"There we explain to you what is hidden behind the respective areas. And then of course there are also our overviews of the individual study areas, as there are:

  • Economy, technology & health
    Economy, Management & Logistics
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    Complete overview
    Engineering & Technology
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    Complete overview
    Health & Medicine
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    Complete overview
  • Sport, media & society
    Sport & Fitness
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    Complete overview
    Media, communication & marketing
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    Complete overview
    Society & Social Sciences
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    Complete overview
  • Language, culture, education & psychology
    Linguistics & cultural studies
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    Complete overview
    Pedagogy & Education
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    Complete overview
  • Computer science, environment & law
    Environment, Agricultural & Forest Science
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    Complete overview
    Law, Taxes & Administration
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    Complete overview
  • Tourism, science, art & design
    Event, tourism & hotel
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    Complete overview
    Math & Science
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    Complete overview
    Art, music, design & fashion
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    Complete overview