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Accredited degree program

Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant (PA) is a new medical assistant profession in Germany. Due to their well-founded university education, PAs can take on medical tasks within the framework of the delegation principle.

You can find more information on the job description of PAs on the website of the German Medical Association.

Start Winter semester
Admission CriteriaZulassungsbeschränkt
Application period 02.05.2024 - 15.07.2024
Study format Full time, with in-depth practical experience, Joint degree programme
Study cost None (only semester fee)
Normal duration8 Semester
Accredited degree program

    The study programme / profile

    Physician assistants close an important gap in medical care between doctor and patient. They can take on tasks delegated by doctors and can be deployed in a variety of ways in healthcare thanks to the practical orientation of the Physician Assistant/Physician Assistant (B.Sc.) degree programme, which is based on sound medical knowledge. Both patient-related activities (participation in diagnosis, complex examinations, interventions and emergency treatment) and organisational skills (process management, team coordination, participation in documentation) are part of the future responsibilities of PAs.

    Our concept is aimed at motivated, highly committed candidates who want to make a difference in the healthcare system. The aim of our curriculum is to provide excellent theoretical and practical content that enables students to act confidently and responsibly. The Physician Assistant degree programme was accredited by the AHPGS Akkreditierung gGmbH agency in 2024.

    The Instagram account @pa.landshut of the Landshut PA students provides an insight into the degree programme. You are welcome to follow us.

    Bayerischer Rundfunk accompanied a PA student for a day at Landshut University of Applied Sciences. The video has been published on the alpha Uni channel.

    Contents and course of study

    The "Physician Assistant" (B.Sc.) degree programme is divided into four subject areas: medical basics, process and quality management, system and methodological competence and medical practice.

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    Study and examination regulations

    Prospects after graduation

    Whether working with patients or in administration, as an assistant during operations or as a coordinator of therapeutic teams - the range of tasks that Physician Assistants can take on is broad.

    Admission requirements


    Please note that admission to the Physician Assistant degree programme is restricted (NC).
    The admission requirement for the degree programme is proof of a university entrance qualification. The basis for this is the Ordinance on Qualifications for Studies at Universities in the Free State of Bavaria (QualV).

    The university entrance qualification - and thus the admission requirement for our Bachelor's degree programme Physician Assistant - is therefore held by anyone who fulfils one of the following requirements:

    • Certificate of general or subject-restricted higher education entrance qualification or entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences


    • Successful completion of a two-year vocational training programme in a medical profession followed by at least three years of full-time professional experience in this field. In this case, a counselling interview at Landshut University of Applied Sciences is required before starting the course. You will then be admitted to the trial programme. Trial study means that you must have acquired at least 20 ECTS points (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Points) within the first two semesters in order to receive final admission to the degree programme.
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    Requirement profile

    Physician assistants work a lot with and very close to people. That is why empathy, social skills and team spirit are a basic requirement. A strong sense of community, good communication skills and organisational talent are essential for daily contact with colleagues, superiors and patients. You should also have an understanding of natural sciences. In order to cope with the administrative tasks, you should not be afraid of bureaucracy. A certain degree of resilience is also required for the stressful day-to-day running of the clinic.

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    It is important to distinguish whether you are applying for a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme. There is also a difference as to whether the Bachelor's degree programme is admission-free or admission-restricted (with NC). Further information on the application and admission procedure can be found here.

    The university determines the number of places to be allocated for individual degree programmes. From the applications received for places on degree programmes with restricted admission, the best students from various groups (Abitur, Fachabitur, master's degree, second degree, etc.) are admitted according to a ranking list until the number of places to be allocated is reached. The NC (Nurmerus Clausus, average grade for admission) is calculated each year from the average grade of the last university place awarded. Experience has shown that the NC fluctuates considerably from year to year when there are only a few places to be allocated and cannot be predicted in advance of the admission procedure.

    Depending on whether you have already studied something similar or the same degree programme elsewhere, you either apply for a higher semester or start a new degree programme in the first semester. If you apply for a higher semester, the creditable examination results in particular determine whether you can be admitted. More information here.

    If you can prove that you have already acquired comparable skills - either through professional experience or as part of a previous degree programme - you can apply to have these recognised. The application must be submitted to the Student Service Centre and will then be reviewed by the relevant examination board. You will be informed of the decision after approx. 2-3 weeks. The application can be found here.

    Once you have registered in the applicant portal and uploaded your documents, you will be kept up to date on the progress of your application. If something is missing or incorrect, which would lead to exclusion from the award procedure, you will also be notified there. The letter of admission is also available for download there. Click here to go to the applicant portal.

    As part of the application process, if you accept the study place offer, you must contact your health insurance company and inform them that you intend to start studying at Landshut University of Applied Sciences. The health insurance company will then confirm that you have health insurance cover by sending a digital message directly to us. If you have private health insurance, you must consult a statutory health insurance company and order a confirmation of exemption there. This will also be sent to us digitally. Information on health insurance during your studies can be found here.

    By paying the student union fee, which must be paid before starting your studies and then once per semester, you acquire a semester ticket. This semester ticket entitles you to use local public transport in the area covered by the Landshut Transport Association (LAVV). The semester ticket is printed on the student ID card and must be presented without being asked before travelling. Details can be found here.

    The student ID card is sent to you by post before you start your degree programme. You can use your student ID to pay in the canteen or use the 24-hour library, for example. The semester ticket is also printed on the student ID card. The student ID card must be revalidated for the following semester after re-registration. You can find out more here.

    For all degree programmes that are not part of the continuing education academy, there are generally no tuition fees. Irrespective of this, the student union fee must be paid once per semester. This solidarity contribution provides financial support for the canteen or the student halls of residence of the Studentenwerk Niederbayern/Oberpfalz, for example. The semester ticket is also included. Further information here.

    We would like to invite all prospective students to our information events on campus! In addition to the study information day, there are also smaller online and face-to-face events such as the university podcast or the applicant day and much more, where you can get detailed information about degree programmes and Landshut University of Applied Sciences. Our counselling services can also be used for personal consultations at any time.

    At the start of their studies, our first-year students are warmly welcomed and provided with all the necessary information. You will be given an introduction to how the university platforms work, the lecture timetable, the Studium Generale and much more!

    BAföG is administered by the Studentenwerk Niederbayern/Oberpfalz. This is located in Regensburg. You can either go there directly or contact the BAföG counselling centre of the Studentenwerk N/O in the E building.

    Landshut University of Applied Sciences and the Studentenwerk Niederbayern/Oberpfalz offer students free psychological counselling in difficult life situations. You are welcome to get in touch with the contact persons at any time.

    Attractive companies advertise study-related jobs such as internships, student traineeships and entry-level positions on the university job exchange. In addition, the part-time job exchange offers a variety of mini and holiday jobs to finance your studies.

    The Studentenwerk Niederbayern/Oberpfalz currently manages three public student halls of residence in the immediate vicinity of the university. There are also six other halls of residence run by private organisations. More information here.

    Information for students

    If you have any questions about the degree programme, the Central Student Advisory Service, the Student Advisory Service and the faculty will be happy to help you at any time. You can also find out more about the degree programme at events such as study information days, taster days, etc.

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    Information for schools

    If you as a school or several schools are interested in presenting the degree programme at your school or in cooperation with several schools, you are welcome to contact the Central Student Advisory Service of the university or the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies.

    Further information for prospective students

    If you are interested in the Physician Assistant degree programme, please contact the following contact points if you have any questions before starting your studies:

    Prof. Dr. med. Aida Anetsberger

    Contact person for students who are already enrolled