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Worms University of Applied Sciences

Air Traffic Management - Dual Studies with DFS [incl. Air Traffic Cοntrοl training]

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)
Subjects: Aviation Management, Management
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jul
Summer semester: 15 Jan
Application Deadlines
3 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction 
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus

Course Description

The "Air Traffic Management – dual" course is offered by Worms University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH. It combines a study course with vocational training to become an air traffic controller. The course is held in English and entails a combination of practical training in the air traffic control field and a business-oriented study program.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

IMPORTANT: This program falls under the category of "dual studies" in Germany, which implies that prospective students must secure acceptance from the practice partner, in this case, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, before they are eligible to apply to the university. Specific criteria apply to the DFS selection process. (more info).

In addition to the formal admission requirements, applicants for the Bachelor's degree programme should generally have the following professional qualifications:

  • good general education
  • good knowledge of the English language
  • an interest in business administration
  • special interest in aviation-relatеd issuеs.
GPA Comment

Above-averagе marks.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min C1
CEFR German
min C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
You had English as a subject until the Abitur (or are a native speaker of English). Please note: Within DFS the company language is German. Therefore, applicants for this study program also need good German language skills. Also, some of the lectures held at DFS academy are taught in German.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Explanation regarding the application period
You are welcome to apply to DFS throughout the year, but have to meet the application deadlines by Worms UAS. The program starts in March and October of each year.

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction 
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Applicants with a foreign educational qualification are required to pay a processing fee of 25 € following the State Fee Ordinance. Please note that your application will not be processed until the deposit slip is submitted together with the application.

Application Documents

Please follow these steps:

  • Step 1) Application via the DFS career site
  • Setp 2) Completion of the application procedure of DFS for the training as an air traffic controller in combination with the study programme "Air Traffic Management - dual"
  • Step 3) Obtaining a study and training contract from DFS.
  • Step 4) Application to Worms University of Applied Sciencеs.&nbsр;


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Further Information

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