Gifted and talented examination; registration

The gifted and talented examination is intended to enable particularly gifted professionals to acquire the right to study at a university.



  • Completed vocational training followed by at least 5 years of professional activity
  • Main residence in Bavaria
  • Minimum age of 25 years

Applicants who have already unsuccessfully attempted to obtain the general higher education entrance qualification or the advanced technical college entrance qualification are not admitted. Also excluded are applicants who can obtain the general higher education entrance qualification through a supplementary examination (students and graduates of Berufsoberschule).


The examination is held once a year (in spring). It takes place in the Ministry of Culture.


Registration must be submitted to the Ministry of Culture by January 31 of each year.


  • No fees will be charged.

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