ATPL + Bachelor

ATPL + Bachelor



Two Options

Option 1 Study at the University of Applied Sciences in Saarbrücken, Germany (HTW Saar):

The wish for a second source of income is frequently expressed. Since you should benefit from your second education, even during your profession as a pilot, the FFH recommends the degree program Aviation Business and Piloting Die HTW Saar represents an experienced partner in aviation training.

During this course of study, pilots will gain knowledge which will enable them to assume management tasks at an airline. However, the cockpit job remains first priority. Therefore, the graphic below shows the possibilities when to start a cockpit job. During distance learning you have this option any time (Option 4 and 5). If you start to work for an airline during your full-time studies (Option 1), you can always switch to distance learning (Option 3). Option 2 and 5 also show how to shorten your length of study: During your practical ATPL(A) training you can acquire certificates that can be credited towards your studies.



Option 2 Study with Required Classroom Attendance in Stuttgart, Munich or Augsburg at the FOM University of Applied Sciences:

The FOM University of Applied Sciences with more than 42,000 students represents Germany’s largest private university. In existence for more than 25 years, the FOM has proven to be an expert on extra occupational and training studies within the economic field. For future pilots, the FOM, together with the flight school TFC Käufer in Essen, Germany, has developed a program to complement their aeronautical skills with business knowledge. For Southern Germany, especially for the states of Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg, the FFH is a cooperating partner.

The bachelor’s program in Business Administration providing general business administration knowledge was amended by including the specialization Aviation Management, explicitly targeting pilots and aviation employees. This degree enables graduates to assume tasks outside of the cockpit, thus complementing everyday flight operation tasks, e.g. personnel planning or optimization of airspace capacity. Lectures require classroom attendance and are offered during the day, evenings or on weekends to suit your scheduling needs. Therefore, this program represents the ideal addition to pilot training. The four advanced modules explicitly tailored to aviation take place during semester breaks. The one- or two-week block events are held in Essen which not only provide content-related knowledge but also the opportunity to establish new contacts with other future pilots.

For further information on courses offered, lecture times and tuition please visit the FOM website using the following link:

If you have any questions on studying at FOM, please contact our Central Student Advisory Service (Zentrale Studienberatung) by phone at +49 (0) 800 1 95 95 95 (toll free throughout Germany) or by e-mail at


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