Together with other students, you will receive the theoretical and practical training to work in nursing.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)Nursing with Professional Qualification

One course - two degrees! Just like in other countries, it is now possible to study nursing as an undergraduate degree in Germany. In the Nursing degree programme, you will be taught scientific knowledge of nursing and health sciences as well as medicine, psychology and sociology, among others. With a broad basic education and a large amount of practical experience, you will be ideally prepared for the future.

  • Campus Hilltop

  • Period in semester7 Semester

  • Languages of instructionGerman

  • Application Periodswinter semester: 15 July

  • Continuing Master ProgramsNursing Sciences

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Content Information

The study programme prepares you to support and accompany persons in need of care of all age groups in case of illness and/or accidents in a professional manner, based on scientific theories and research results.

Career Perspectives


With the degree programme, you acquire the state professional licence as a nursing specialist and the academic degree Bachelor of Science. This means that you have a scientifically based, generalist-oriented qualification for this health profession. Responsible and varied activities in the health and care sector at home and abroad will be open to you. The B.Sc. degree is internationally recognised.

Your career opportunities

  • As a nursing specialist: You will plan, coordinate, implement, assess and document nursing measures
  • As an expert, you will offer support care, counselling, rehabilitation, health promotion and prevention on the basis of the greatest possible preservation of independence and self-determination.
  • All this on the basis of scientific theories and findings
As a nursing specialist, you can plan, coordinate and implement nursing measures.



For the Nursing degree programme (B.Sc.) the application is made through the University of Tübingen. To apply, you need a higher education entrance qualification or a university of applied sciences entrance qualification with a completed Delta exam.

Prospective students apply for the programme through the University of Tübingen.

Admission requirements:

  • Higher education entrance qualification or
  • a relevant subject-related higher education entrance qualification or
  • Foreign higher education entrance qualification that has been recognised as equivalent by the competent state authority, or
  • a university of applied sciences entrance qualification with completed Delta exam

Answers to your questions about the degree programme can be found at or in this collection of FAQs.


For whom is the study programme suitable?

Do you enjoy working with people, are you emphatic and want to make a difference? Do you have a strong interest in care and health topics? Do you also enjoy analytical thinking? If you are also motivated and flexible and enjoy mastering new and challenging situations, then the Nursing degree programme is just right for you! The internationally recognised degree programme will take you to the top in theory and practice.

Sie sind immer auf der Suche nach Herausforderungen und lieben die Arbeit mit Menschen? Willkommen im Studiengang Pflege!

Practical learning

"I particularly enjoy the practical learning in my nursing studies: in addition to seminars and lectures, we have the so-called skills lab once a week. Here we learn and deepen nursing actions on mannequins or on each other. And we put this, as well as the theoretical content, into practice in the practical assignments that are integrated into our studies!"

Paulina Straub, student in Nursing with Professional Qualification
Paulina Straub berichtet aus ihrem Studium Pflege mit Berufzulassung.

What distinguishes usGood reasons for studying at Esslingen University

Practice + Salary

The close relationship between translation and practice is guaranteed thanks to a course of study with university coursework and practical nursing placements. Salary included!

Individual focuses

Choose which focus is right for you and design your generalist degree programme to suit your individual needs.

Learn from the best

You will study at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, with years of tradition and expertise in nursing and a university of excellence and one of the TOP5 hospitals nationwide.

Two libraries

You can use the inventories of the Hochschule Esslingen and the University of Tübingen during your studies.

One course - two degrees

Secure two degrees at once: the professional licence and the internationally recognised Bachelor of Science.

Study for the future

Innovative and interdisciplinary teaching and learning methods as well as first-class equipped labs.


Interested? Apply now! for the wintersemester 2024/2025