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Dual Bachelor Studies with Schunk
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Datum: 12. September 2023

The perfect mix of theory and practice

A dual study program is an attractive career path that allows you to combine theoretical knowledge at university with practical experience in a company. This means that you can acquire both academic knowledge and develop professional skills during your studies.

If you are interested in a dual bachelor's degree program with Schunk as a partner company, you probably have a lot of questions about it.

You'll find answers to 10 of the most common ones in this blog post.

The perfect mix of theory and practice

What is a dual study program?

A dual bachelor's degree is a full-fledged university degree. It offers a combination of theoretical instruction at a university or university of cooperative education and practical work experience in a company. Students regularly alternate between theoretical and practical phases in order to apply their knowledge directly in the working world. This means that you study during the semester and work in your partner company during the non-lecture period.

How does a dual study program work?

Most of the dual study programs offered by Schunk are part of StudiumPlus, the dual study program of the Technical University of Central Hesse. Here, after the familiarization phase at the company, three practical phases alternate with the theoretical phases at the university. At the end of their studies, the dual students work on a longer project. After that, the final thesis is on the agenda.

During the practical phases, you will work 35 hours per week at Schunk - in the department for which you will be assigned after graduation. During the lecture period, you will not be at the company and can fully concentrate on your studies.

The timeline of the StudiumPlus bachelor's degree program.

What are the advantages of a dual study program?

A dual study program offers numerous advantages.

  1. practical experience:

During the practical phases you already get a very good idea of your future job. Since the practical phases become longer and longer during your studies, you can work on more and more extensive projects and thus already develop yourself further during your studies.

  1. make contacts:

You already build up a professional network during your studies and get to know work areas and structures. This is a clear advantage, especially in a company as broad-based as Schunk.

  1. quality of studies:

Don't fancy overcrowded lecture halls? Then StudiumPlus is definitely the right place for you. Here you will study with only about 50 fellow students. This means that you are not just a student number, but benefit from intensive support. The lecturers know the students and usually accompany them through the entire course of study.

  1. fewer credits in theory:

Since the practical phases also count as credits, you have to provide less proof of exams on lectures and modules than in a regular degree program.

  1. secure prospects:

After your successful graduation, you can really take off with us, because we promise you a takeover if you are professionally and personally suitable.

  1. remuneration:

One of the attractive aspects of a dual study program is that you receive an attractive salary.

Erik chose Weiss Technik as his partner company for his dual electrical engineering studies.

How do you apply for a dual study program?

The prerequisite for a dual study program is a university entrance qualification, such as the Abitur.

Our recommendation: First think about what you want to study. Only when you have decided on a course of study do you find out which partner companies offer it. You can find information on this at StudiumPlus, for example.

Then you apply to the partner company of your choice. At Schunk, you can find all open bachelor's and master's degree programs in the Schunk Job Exchange. When you apply with us, you take part in the regular application process, which includes the online application text and, in the best case, the interview.

Once you have been accepted and have signed a contract with us, the rest of the process goes through Schunk. We register you at the university and you then receive your enrollment documents.

Which universities does Schunk cooperate with in the area of dual studies?

Schunk is a partner company for dual study programs at the following universities:

Leon is completing his dual studies in industrial engineering at Schunk.

How long does a dual study program last?

The duration of a dual study program varies depending on the course of study and the university. In general, a dual study program lasts between three and four years, with theory and practical phases alternating.

Do I receive a salary during the dual study program?

Clear answer: Yes! You are paid for the entire period of study during your Bachelor's degree. This means that you also receive money during the lecture period. The recommendation for remuneration is the Bafög maximum rate. At Schunk, we add a little extra and pay you the training allowance from the 3rd year of training. That is 1,257 euros [as of July 2023].

Do I get a degree after completing the dual study program?

Yes, after successfully completing a dual study program, you will receive an academic degree, such as a bachelor's degree. This is equivalent to a regular university degree.

Once you have completed your dual bachelor's degree, Schunk will offer you a job if you are professionally and personally suitable.

Do I have semester breaks during a dual study program?

You do not have a semester break in the classic sense, since you work at the company during the semester break. But of course you are entitled to vacation during the practical phases in the company. And even during the semester, there are lecture-free periods when you don't have to go to the company, such as the Christmas or Easter break.

Which dual Bachelor's degree programs does Schunk offer?

Schunk is a partner company for the following dual Bachelor's degree programs:

  • Business administration with specializations in business informatics, logistics management and SME management
  • Engineering: Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering: Electrical Engineering
  • Refrigeration Systems Engineering
  • Software Technology
  • Materials Engineering: Glass & Ceramics
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Technical Management



You can find more information about our dual degree programs on Schunk's careers page.