Studies as a civil servant; information on the Department of General Internal Administration (specialisation in non-technical service)

The course of studies of the non-technical administrative service combines a modern university study with a crisis-proof employment in the public service. The course is offered at the University of Public Service, Department of General Internal Administration, in Hof.


In this course of studies leading to the degree "Diplom-Verwaltungswirt/in (FH)", the prospective inspectors study for the internal administration of the Free State and the municipal administrations.

The theoretical part of the study of 21 months at the university in Hof is supplemented by a 15-month practical training at the training authority.

During the course of studies, knowledge in the field of law as well as economics, finance and administration is acquired.

The course of study qualifies students to take on qualified clerical work up to management tasks in the area of middle and upper management in the administration.

You can find more information on the content and procedure of the course, the hiring authorities and the application process on the Internet (see "Further links").


Recruitment requirements:

  • Unrestricted entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, subject-linked entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, general entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or an educational level recognised as equivalent by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, Science and the Arts (e.g. master craftsman's examination and equivalent further vocational training examinations).
  • German nationality or nationality of another member state of the European Union or nationality of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland (for certain authorities, German nationality is a compulsory requirement for appointment as a civil servant; information on this can be obtained from the relevant appointing authority).
  • age limit: not yet reached the age of 45 at the time of recruitment
  • Successful participation in the special selection procedure of the Land personnel committee and in the separate selection procedure of the respective business division.

The first prerequisite for the course of studies is the establishment of a civil service relationship with a Bavarian employer. This employer then assigns the civil servant to the university for study.

The prerequisite for the establishment of a civil servant relationship is first of all the passing of a state-wide selection procedure in which all applicants of a year must participate.


Please note the dates for the selection procedure by the Bavarian State Personnel Committee (see "Further links").


  • During the theoretical part of their studies, students are provided with free accommodation in Hof.

Status: 01.10.2021

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