Master's degree programmes (non-teaching)

You have to apply for all restricted and non-restricted master's degree programmes (Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Laws) in the first or higher semester. In this context, "non-restricted" means that there is no fixed number of study places. However, even in non-restricted master degree programmes, a special selection committee in each master's degree programme reviews the applications to ensure that candidates possess the necessary subject-specific aptitude for admission. Before applying, please read up on our current master's degree programmes and application deadlines.

View our current degree programmes

Application deadlines

First semester application

  • All applicant groups

    Your application requires the following steps:

    1. You have to apply online for all restricted and non-restricted master's degree programmes via our online application during the application period. You may apply for up to three master's degree programmes in one online application.
    2. After submitting your online application, you will receive an email with an attached check sheet (PDF file). In the email, you will be informed about your application number and all the steps that are now necessary for a complete application on time.
    3. You log in the info portal of your application.
    4. You have to upload all required documents for your respective applications within the application deadline. The respective deadline is indicated on your check sheet.
    5. Your application is complete as soon as you have uploaded all of the required degree-programme specific documents. Now you can no longer access or exchange your uploaded documents. If you need to exchange an uploaded document, you have to contact the Student Admissions Office.

    You will be asked to upload the following documents:

    • University entrance qualification (final degree certificate of secondary, senior, high or middle school)
    • Transcript of Records including your GPA (grade point average)
    • Certificate of sufficient language proficiency (German and/or English depending on the degree programme)

    Please note that additional documents must also be uploaded, such as:

    • Curriculum vitae (CV)
    • (Preliminary) Bachelor's degree certificate with the minimum grade/Transcript of Records for at least five semesters
    • Certificate of additional language proficiency (e.g. English, French etc.)
    • Letter of motivation
    • Additional qualifications (work placements, internships etc.)

    Whether and which additional documents still have to be uploaded can be found in the admission requirements of the respective master's degree programme (see our study guide) as well as in the programme-specific upload fields in the info portal of your application.

    If your certificates are issued in a language other than German or English, please upload the document in original language together with an official translation of this in German or English in one PDF file up to 2 MB.

    If you apply online more than once, only the last online application received with the highest application number is valid.

    As part of your online application, you confirmed that you regulary check your application status in the info portal of your application. We recommend that you log in the info portal of your application at least once a week.

Higher semester application

  • All applicant groups

    Your application requires the following steps:

    1. ATTENTION: First you have to contact the degree course advisor of the corresponding master's degree programme for which you would like to apply and request a placement certificate.
    2. You have to apply for all restricted and non-restricted master's degree programmes via our online application during the application period.
    3. After submitting your online application, you will receive an email with an attached check sheet (PDF file). In the email, you will be informed about your application number and all the steps that are now necessary for a complete application on time.
    4. You log in the info portal of your application.
    5. You have to upload all required documents for your respective applications within the application deadline. The respective deadline is indicated on your check sheet.
    6. Your application is complete as soon as you have uploaded all of the required degree-programme specific documents. Now you can no longer access or exchange your uploaded documents. If you need to exchange an uploaded document, you have to contact the Student Admissions Office.

    You will be asked to upload the following documents:

    • University entrance qualification (final degree certificate of secondary, senior, high or middle school)
    • Transcript of Records including your GPA (grade point average)
    • Certificate of sufficient language proficiency (German and/or English depending on the degree programme)
    • Placement certificate from the respective degree course advisor

    Please note that additional documents must also be uploaded, such as:

    • Curriculum vitae (CV)
    • (Preliminary) Bachelor's degree certificate with the minimum grade
    • Certificate of additional language proficiency (e.g. English, French etc.)
    • Letter of motivation
    • Additional qualifications (work placements, internships etc.)

    Whether and which additional documents still have to be uploaded can be found in the admission requirements of the respective master's degree programme (see our study guide) as well as in the programme-specific upload fields in the info portal of your application.

    If your certificates are issued in a language other than German or English, please upload the document in original language together with an official translation of this in German or English in one PDF file up to 2 MB.

    If you apply online more than once, only the last online application received with the highest application number is valid.

    As part of your online application, you confirmed that you regulary check your application status in the info portal of your application. We recommend that you log in the info portal of your application at least once a week.