Establishing new course

The Lower Saxony University Law stipulates that universities establish or discontinue courses according to the objectives agreed between the state government and the university. All courses must undergo examination and evaluation by an external accreditation agency: “The quality of each course and each significant modification of a course must be evaluated (accredited) by a scientific body that is independent of both the state and the university.” (NHG, Lower Saxony University Law, § 6). 

Proposed new courses must be submitted to the MWK at least 18 months before the planned launch of the course. In this context, please also note the Instructions on the Procedure for the Approval of Examination Regulations issued by the Student Affairs department.