English translation: university entrance qualification restricted to a specific field of study
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German term or phrase:
university entrance qualification restricted to a specific field of study
Explanation: graduation from Fachoberschule instead of grammar school (Gymnasium).
The Fachhochschule is the most recent but increasingly attractive type of higher education institution, which offers highly practice-related study courses of a scientific nature (leading to a Diplom), especially in engineering, business administration, design, agriculture, social work, and youth and community work.
Today nearly every third new student enrolls at a Fachhochschule, whose standard period of study is shorter than that of the universities.