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Study

Study with the county

At the Waldeck-Frankenberg district, the motto is "Who likes to learn alone?!" Because anyone who decides to study with the district administration can look forward to a team of young and committed colleagues who will embark on this new stage of their lives with them. Led by the dynamic training team, the next three years will be exciting, diverse, varied and full of new experiences.


Bachelor of Arts - Public Administration

The theoretical content is taught at the Hessian University of Public Management and Security in Kassel (HöMS). The practical training takes place in several practical sections in the various specialized services of the district administration.

6 semesters = 3 years / start 01.09. each year

We offer graduates with a vocational baccalaureate or high school diploma and good grades in German, mathematics and politics/economics the opportunity to complete the dual study program for a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration - i.e. the higher non-technical civil service career path. The theoretical content (legal and business subjects, social sciences and some elective modules) is taught at the Hessische Hochschule in Kassel. Among other things, modules such as methods, administrative action, economic action and framework conditions of public administration are taught here.

During the practical semesters, students gain exciting insights into various areas of the district administration. In the last semester, you have to write your academic thesis. Here, a problem from practice is worked on and then defended in an oral examination (colloquium). During the course of study, students are initially appointed as civil servants and may call themselves inspector candidates.

You should enjoy dealing with laws and be interested in teamwork. A great willingness to learn and perform is naturally a prerequisite. You should also enjoy dealing with citizens seeking advice.

In accordance with Section 5 of the Hessian Vacation Ordinance, students are entitled to 30 days of vacation per calendar year.

According to the Hessian Working Hours Ordinance (HAZVO), the working hours of students are 41.0 hours per week.

According to the Hessian Salary Act (HBesG), the salary amounts to € 1,200 per month and, after successful completion of the studies, approximately € 2,300.

More information about the training is available on the website of the Hessian College of Police and Administration.

Bachelor of Arts - Social Work (dual)

Since the year 2021, the Waldeck-Frankenberg district also offers the opportunity to study in the field of social work. In cooperation with the Fulda University of Applied Science, this course of study takes place in the dual system and predominantly online.

The course of study regularly extends over eight semesters (4 years) and takes place in 17 online modules and 8 face-to-face modules.

Applicants should be able to prove that they have successfully completed the Abitur, the Fachhochschulreife or an educational qualification recognized as equivalent or the university entrance qualification according to § 54 HHG. If you also take social commitment for granted and have strong communication skills, this degree program is a good choice.

Students can look forward to a varied, practical dual study program. During their studies, they are on the road together with a large team of other trainees and students.

According to § 10 TVPöD, the vacation entitlement is 30 days per calendar year.

According to § 7 TVPöD, the weekly working time is 15.0 to 28.0 hours. The number of hours is adjusted individually with the training management to the study conditions.

The course of study is fully financed by the district and one also receives additional remuneration in accordance with the collective agreement for professional trainees in the public sector (§ 8 TVPöD).

More information about the training is available on the website of Fulda University of Applied Sciences.

Here's what our students have to say about this degree program:

"The biggest advantage of the dual study program is that you can already gain valuable practical experience in the various specialist services during your studies. This allows you to link this with the learning content of the university. You get a good insight into the diversity of the profession and the different tasks. The dual study program helps you find your focus for your future career. The mixture of online learning and face-to-face events at the university allows for varied learning. Learning times can be arranged individually and flexibly in consultation with the specialist services, which makes it possible to achieve a good work-life balance. This enables us to work very flexibly and independently. The regular meetings with the practice supervisor in the district administration help with questions and concerns that arise." Tiana de Matos Martins & Jessica Hecker-Robinson, Bachelor of Arts (Social Work)


Bachelor of Engineering - Civil Engineering specializing in Construction Management, Construction and Infrastructure (dual)

The dual course of study in civil engineering is new to the Waldeck-Frankenberg district. Together with the Technical University of Central Hesse (THM), this course of study has been offered since 2021.

The study program extends over seven semesters (3.5 years) and takes place during the theoretical phases at the THM location in Wetzlar. The practical phases are mainly carried out in the corresponding departments of the district administration.

At the beginning of your studies, you will get to know the structure of the company and gain an initial insight. The areas of application during the practical phases include the Building Management Department, the Environment and Climate Protection Department, the Building Department, the Emergency Medical Services Department, the Fire and Disaster Protection Department and other areas of the Waldeck-Frankenberg district administration.

Applicants should be able to prove that they have successfully completed the Abitur, the Fachhochschulreife or an educational qualification recognized as equivalent or the university entrance qualification according to § 54 HHG. Good performance in the subjects of mathematics and physics is also an advantage for successful study. If you also have the ability to think analytically and conceptually, this technical degree program is the right choice.

Students can look forward to a varied, practical dual study program as well as a large team of other trainees and students. The study is fully financed by the district and one also receives an additional fee.

According to § 10 TVPöD, the vacation entitlement is 30 days per calendar year.

According to § 7 TVPöD, the weekly working time is 39.0 hours.

The course of study is fully financed by the district and one also receives additional remuneration in accordance with the collective agreement for professional trainees in the public sector (§ 8 TVPöD).

More information about the training is available on the website of the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen.

Here's what our student says about this degree program:

I decided to study Civil Engineering Construction Management, Construction and Infrastructure because I would like to plan, manage and lead my own construction projects later on. The degree program offers the ideal conditions for this and the practical phases allow you to directly apply and deepen the theory you have learned. The district administration as an employer is interesting for me because it is now possible for me to work, study and live in my home country. So far, what I like most about the district is the independent work and the team spirit. Noah Lukes, Bachelor of Arts (Civil Engineering specializing in construction management, construction and infrastructure)