Compared to a period of vocational training followed up by studying a degree programme, the time required for a dual study programme is significantly shorter overall.
Training-integrated degree programmes end up with students acquiring two qualifications: the internationally recognised Bachelor's degree and the respective chamber’s professional qualification. In the case of practice-integrated degree programmes, it may also be possible to obtain a professional qualification in addition to the Bachelor's degree.
During your studies, you will already gain practical experience in the company. This gives you the edge over your competitors with a conventional degree. Many companies take on dual graduates because they are practice-oriented, ambitious and willing to perform. In addition, dual graduates are already socially integrated into the company.
In the case of a training-integrated, dual study programme, you will receive remuneration from the company employing you for the entire period of your studies. You will receive a training allowance up to the time of the external chamber examination. After that, you will continue to receive remuneration until the end of your studies. In many cases, the company also pays the semester fees. Students of practice-integrated degree programmes also usually receive remuneration from the company.