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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)/Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
New academic degree type introduced by universities and equivalent institutions in Germany and at universities of applied sciences, and normally gained after a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 years of study. The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree is awarded depending on the subject. The Bachelor degree is often the first part of a graduated studying system and can be supplemented by a Masters course.

BAföG
(Ger. "Bundesausbildungsfoerderungsgesetz") Financial support for students under German educational support legislation. German nationals, asylum seekers and foreigners with at least one German parent can apply for the BAföG. Half of the support takes the form of an interest-free loan that has to be repaid after graduation and the other half is a grant that does not have to be repaid.

Basic course
Course taken as part of the basic study stage.

Basic study stage
First part of a degree course ('Magister' and teaching courses) completed by passing the intermediate examination or preliminary Diplom examination.

Bildungsinlaender
The term "Bildungsinlaender" (foreign student in Germany) refers to foreign and stateless students that have acquired an Abitur (German university entrance qualification) in Germany.

Block seminar
Course that is concentrated in a period of several consecutive days or weeks rather than being held regularly throughout the entire semester.

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