Participation procedures

Participation Requirements as of 1 March 2014

Information about registration, de-registration, costs and locations can be found in our Participation Requirements.

Recognition of Externally Earned Credits

The HDZ and other institutes for higher education didactics in Germany have agreed on common quality standards for the recognition of credits earned in further education programmes in the area of higher education didactics. The goal is to simplify the process of recognising credits earned at other institutes for teaching and learning in higher education. The quality standards which have to be fulfilled are defined in a formal declaration. The purpose of the agreement is to increase the mobility of participants and to make the programmes available to a higher number of people.

Courses specifically treating issues of higher education didactics, such as “teaching and learning” and other completed further education courses clearly related to higher education didactics and/or teaching can be recognized.

Courses completed as part of an undergraduate degree (including teacher training programmes) cannot be recognized.

In case of other kinds of courses, recognition can be granted based on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the responsible educational development unit in this regard.


Participation procedures (pdf)


Quality standards for the recognition of external services (pdf) (only in German available)