Motor Neurorehabilitation – Bachelor of Science


Further educational, extra-occupational bachelor's programme requiring completed vocational training as a physiotherapist or ergotherapist.

This programme acquaints students with the whole spectrum of modern motoric neurorehabilitation. You will gain a basic understanding of neurological disease patterns as well as the societal and institutional framework conditions of rehabilitation in the health system. In addition to this, you will learn how to use current findings from various disciplines and to optimise them for the specific patient.
The extra-occupational motoric neurorehabilitation bachelor's programme at the University of Konstanz conveys scientifically grounded competencies that are of growing medical importance, together with its specialised sports science group and in close cooperation with the Kliniken Schmieder in Konstanz.


Degree Bachelor of Science
Programme start Winter semester
Period of study 6 semesters
Application period 07.05. - 15.09.
Admission restrictions no
ECTS 180
Obligatory minor subject no

Why study Motor Neurorehabilitation in the University of Konstanz?

The bachelor’s programme in motoric neurorehabilitation at Konstanz has a variety of special features:

  • The concept and contents of the further educational bachelor's programme have been developed especially for students who have completed their vocational training.
  • The programme combines compact attendance phases for several days at weekends and supplementary self-study. This means that it is not only possible to continue working but this is also actively supported by the course organisation.
  • The close cooperation with a clinical partner supports the integration of scientific knowledge and practice and promotes interactive development impulses which benefit professional insights.
  • As the places are limited to 25, the programme provides excellent individual supervision in keeping with the university’s renowned “Modell Konstanz”.


Prospects and opportunities

Career prospects

Career openings for students who graduate with this bachelor’s degree include teaching and supervision, leadership and management positions in healthcare as well as the ongoing scientific development of this special field.

Programme structure

Programme start

Winter semester

Academic structure

The bachelor's programme has a modular structure. It comprises a total of 15 modules in all fields relevant to motoric neurorehabilitation. During your studies you will expand and deepen your existing specialist knowledge and broaden your scope of applicable skills in close conjunction with research. In the first year of study you will focus especially on basic scientific knowledge of motoric-neurological rehabilitation as well as the framework conditions of medical care. You will also learn scientific work methods, discuss the current status of research and reflect on treatment concepts in neurorehabilitation. The second year of study provides an extensive overview of the new and classic methods of therapeutic interventions in motoric neurorehabilitation.
Observation sessions in related areas of medical care help you to deepen your understanding of processes in the care of patients and to learn how to optimise cooperation and treatment pathways in professional practice. In the third year of study the competencies you have now acquired will be combined in supervised specialised internships and deepened with specific theoretical teaching contents.  At the end of the third study year you will conclude your degree with a bachelor's thesis.

Please check the Exam regulations (partly in German) for more information about the programme structure.

Internship and study abroad


During your third year of study you will apply your acquired knowledge and skills in supervised professional internships. You will reflect on your therapeutic activities together with practical and scientific supervisors and fellow students.

Study abroad

A period of study abroad is highly recommended. Equivalent study and exam achievements acquired during your stay will be recognised. The university enables study abroad via Erasmus+ and numerous other offers. You can find the grade conversion table for transferring study and examination achievements obtained abroad here.


What interests and skills should I have?

You should certainly enjoy this field of work and be motivated to scientifically expand and deepen your sound basic knowledge gained from your therapeutic training and professional practice.

Language skills

You do not have to proof any foreign language skills.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4. Alternatively, other language tests or school certificates recognized as equivalent can be used as proof of the required German language skills. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

The language usually used in class is German.

Admission requirements

  • Professional qualification in physiotherapy or ergotherapy and
  • at least one year of professional experience and
  • General or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or aptitude test*

*Since the winter semester 2011/2012 prospective students with at least two years of vocational training and (usually) 3 years of work experience can acquire their subject-specific higher education entrance qualification via an aptitude test. The test is based on § 59 para. 2 Landeshochschulgesetz (state law on education) in the Berufstätigenhochschulzugangsverordnung -BerufsHZVO- (regulation on university entrance for working persons).


Semester fee

All students enrolled at the University of Konstanz are charged a semester fee each semester, similar to all other German universities. Here you can find the current semester fee and its individual components.

Tuition fees for continuing education programmes
If you are enrolled in the Bachelor's Programme Motor Neurorehabiliation, you must pay a special tuition fee of 1,450 Euro per semester. This is in addition to the other required fees. For the standard study period of six semesters, the total amount due is 8,700 Euro. If the standard period of study is exceeded, there are no further tuition fees.
Once a year, the University of Konstanz grants exemptions to a limited number of particularly gifted international degree-seeking students in accordance with the Begabtenbefreiuungssatzung (statutes governing the exemption of gifted students). You can find more detailed informations here.

Application and application documents

The study programme begins in the winter semester.

PocketManual "Application" (in German)
Enrolling at the University of Konstanz – Our PocketManual "Application" (in German) will guide you as you take all the steps towards submitting a successful application to your first-choice study programme at the University of Konstanz.

An application is possible during the following period: 07.05. - 15.09. (winter semester). There may be other deadlines if you are applying for admission to a higher semester (for instance, if you are changing subjects or universities). For more information please consult the university website.

Application documents

During the online application process, you will need to enter various kinds of information (school grades, attendance periods etc.) and upload various PDF documents. Please make sure that you have the relevant documentation ready. This may include:

  • your Abitur certificate (German general higher education entrance qualification)
  • documentation of any volunteering you may have done (FSJ, FÖJ etc.)
  • any documentation about vocational training you may have completed
  • any other required documents (medical certificate etc.)

An electronic assistant will guide you through the application process. Required fields are marked by an asterisk (*).