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Eligibility assessment process  - Abenteuer- und Erlebnispädagogik / Adventure and Experiential Education (MA)

Documents to be submitted

The following documents and certifications are required for participation in the eligibility assessment process:

  • Application for admission (online application of the online application portal)
  • The first, fundamental university degree with final grade. If this is not available, a Transcript of Records with a calculated average grade on the basis of at least 150 credit points (according to ECTS) can alternatively be submitted.
  • In addition:
  1. Certification of a first professionally qualifying university degree (see above) or certification of at least 150 credit points (or ECTS), insofar as the overall grade is not available by close of application.
  2. Certification of skills in the English language at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe
  3. Certification of health examination for sports capability and physical capacity (medical clearance).
  4. Certification of knowledge of methods of empirical social research of at least 10 credit points.
  5. Lifeguarding certification (e.g. DLRG) in bronze and first aid certification (neither older than two years).
  6. Two qualification certifications (training supervisor trainings, trainer certificates or comparable continuing education) in classical Adventure and Experiential Education movement practices (e.g. climbing, canoeing, sailing, skiing, ropes course trainer, horseback riding...)
  7. Tabular resume of one DIN A4 page
  8. 2 DIN A4 page letter in which the applicant presents their discipline-related and personal suitability in reference to the criteria stated below
  9. Certifications for the suitability reasons indicated under 8.

Items 1. to 3. and a qualification certification from 6. must be available upon application. Items 4. to 6. can be submitted subsequently within the first year of study upon admission. Item 7. accompanies the letter 8., which serves as certification of personal, technical suitability.

Criteria for personal disciplinary suitability

  • Up to 55 suitability points are assigned for the final grade point average or, if the final grade point average should not be available, a submitted, calculated average grade on the basis of at least 150 credit points, according to the following key:

Grade points 0.7 to 1.1 => 55 points
Grade points 1.2 to 1.3 => 50 points
Grade points 1.4 to 1.5 => 45 points
Grade points 1.6 to 1.7 => 40 points
Grade points 1.8 to 1.9 => 35 points
Grade points 2.0 to 2.5 => 30 points
Grade points under 2.5 => 0 points

(grade scale according to §28 of the General Terms of the Philipp University of Marburg) [German page]

  • Up to 45 suitability points are assigned for the letter of interest and the resume, along with the accompanying certifications (7., 8., 9.): in the letter of interest with accompanying resume, the applicant should present their technical and personal suitability, based on their personal commitment, social competence and teamwork capacity, self-reflective work, practical experience in the field of Adventure and Experiential Education, and professional expectations. The points are assigned as follows: Practical experience (0-15 points), self-reflective work, interest (0-15 points), professional expectations, degree of success in the previously completed study program (0-15 points).

An evaluation of the degree of suitability with a total of at least 70 points is prerequisite for admission to the program.