Admission requirements 

You can apply for the SENCKENBERG School if you are at least 16 years old and can prove that you have a 10th grade school certificate or an equivalent or higher qualification. 


Are you interested in natural history and would like to work with scientific collections? Do you have a sure hand and a sense of order? Then we look forward to receiving your application! 

The next round of applications begins in September 2023. The application deadline for this round is 15 January 2023. 

Please let us know in your letter of motivation: why are you interested in this particular profession and why are you particularly well suited for an apprenticeship at the SENCKENBERG School? Your application should also include the following documents: 

  • a current curriculum vitae 
  • a copy of your school certificate or the last certificate you were awarded 
  • for minors, a written consent to the application from your parent or guardian.


Since we regularly receive more applications than there are training places available, we will conduct an assessment test during the second step.  

Please send us your application electronically as a PDF file to: 
Or by mail to: 
Senckenberganlage 25 
60325 Frankfurt a. M. 


Attending the SENCKENBERG School is currently free of charge. There is no tuition fee, but small costs will be incurred for participation in excursions (approx. 300 EUR), textbooks and work materials (approx. 200 EUR) as well as the examination fee of currently 160 EUR, charged by the state education authority.  

The SENCKENBERG School is recognized for educational support according to BAföG. Unfortunately, we do not have a school dormitory.