Self-Tests / Self Assessments
There is now a large selection of self-tests or so-called self-assessments on the Internet that can help you choose the program that fits you best. On this page, we help you find out where and how to find such tests from the wide range of offers, whether you should do a self-test in the first place, and what it will do for you.
Tips for conducting self-tests / self-assessments
Be honest with yourself when taking part in such a test. Only then can you make use of the test results. Do the tests alone and in peace and quiet. Take enough time; some tests can be very time consuming.
Talk to family and friends, but also professional consultants, about the results and keep in mind: What types of question were asked? What can the test results say? For example, a test result can only consider your aptitude for teamwork if this is included in the catalog of questions. Please be critical of what a self-test can do and what it cannot do!
What self-tests can do:
- offer a rough orientation
- encourage self-reflection
- assist with the decision of what to study
- give a first impression of the requirements of a subject or field of study
- provide feedback on personal characteristics (e.g., interests, strengths)
- inspire and open you to new ideas
- complement other advice and orientation offers
What self-tests cannot do:
- replace your own considerations
- replace a visit to a local university
- replace reports from students of the subject
- replace discussions with teachers of the subject
- replace a conversation with the Central Student Advisory Service