The decision for “your”
university for a bachelor degree is one of your most important
biographical decisions. It can be reached in a more substantiated way
than is the case with high-school graduates since they come fresh from
school and do not yet know the university system.
a private university, Zeppelin University (ZU) chooses its students in
a unique selection process because the choice of our students is one of
the major decisions for us. The selection process is based on two assumptions:
1 Intelligence and the ability to study are not necessarily related to an applicant’s grade in their university entrance examination. We look for people who – regarding their age – have achieved something special and excellent. We also know that excellent performance does not necessarily mean good grades in school. Therefore, we place high emphasis on excellent project and life experiences.
2 Intelligence and the ability to study are not necessarily related to the parents´ financial background. That means that every applicant who is offered a place at Zeppelin University can study here – irrespective of the financing of the program.
Right from the start we get involved with you personally – just as we do with our students.
Our Selection Process: Subjective and Fair
we get involved with our applicants personally, the ZU selection
process may well be one of the most subjective procedures in the German
educational system. Two reasons for this subjectivity:
1 The group of those who make the selection decision is never the same. In addition to professors, staff, and students there are always external people involved – citizens, entrepreneurs, journalists, museum directors, politicians, etc.
2 There are no lists of criteria for the selection, but these will be discussed individually in the selection committee. The criteria of the applicant lie in him- or herself! The following criteria play no role for us: age, gender, nationality, religion, and previous university experience.