Master of Education

After you have applied, we review your application and determine whether it is complete. If it meets all the requirements, your application is then included in the admissions procedure. If you are granted admission, we will send you written notification of admission with important information on how to accept your study place and the deadline for enrolment.

Information on the application process

First semester

  • Admissions procedure

    A prescribed number of study places are available in every restricted-admission subject. After deducting a certain quota of places for hardship cases and second-degree applicants, 20% of the study places are awarded based on the (preliminary) average grade in the respective subject, and 80% are allocated through the university-wide selection procedure. In this procedure, the applicant's (preliminary) average grade in the respective subject is improved by 0.1 for each waiting semester. A maximum of seven waiting semesters can be taken into consideration (i.e. cumulative max. 0.7 grade points). "Waiting time" corresponds to the number of semesters in which the applicant was not enrolled at a German university since receiving his/her bachelor-level teaching degree. The number of waiting semesters is calculated automatically based on the data provided in the application.

    On the grade ranking list, applicants with the same (improved) average grade are ranked further based on whether they performed military or civil service and are subsequently placed at their exact rank by the drawing of lots. All candidates who apply for enrolment in restricted-admission subjects are ranked on the basis of both their (preliminary) average grade and the university-wide selection procedure.

    In the past semesters, there has always been a sufficient number of study places available, meaning that all applicants were granted admission. This, however, may change in the future.

  • Admission

    First-semester applicants are notified via the Infoportal whether they have been granted admission for the upcoming winter semester around the end of July, and for the summer semester, around the end of January. To enrol in the Master of Education (MEd) programme, you will need to gain admission to all three subjects offered in the programme (four subjects for the MEd Grundschule programme). If we are unable to grant you admission, we will inform you about a possible succession procedure (Nachrückverfahren) when the time comes.

    You can download your letters of admission via the Infoportal. In these letters, you will find information about the deadline for accepting your study place (usually within four weeks) and the enrolment deadline (WS: 15 November / SS: 15 May). You can declare your intention to accept the study place on the Infoportal. You also have the option of completing the online enrolment via the Infoportal. This is part of the enrolment process.

    Information on enrolment

Higher semester

  • Admissions procedure

    Study places in restricted-admission degree programmes can only be awarded to candidates applying for higher-semester enrolment if capacity allows. Not every study place is immediately re-allocated when a student drops out. Higher-semester study places can only be allocated when the number of students enrolled in that respective semester, as well as the total number of higher-semester students in the degree programme, falls below the prescribed capacity limit.

    If (a few) higher-semester study places happen to become available, these are allocated in the following order:

    1. Students who are already enrolled at a lower semester in the same degree programme (corresponding subject and degree name) and have earned academic credit for placement at a higher semester in this degree programme
    2. Transfer students who are already enrolled in the same degree programme (corresponding subject and degree name) at a university located in the EU. If selection falls between several candidates in this group, admission is decided by the drawing of lots.
    3. Applicants who wish to change majors (lateral entrants) but have never been enrolled in the same degree programme at a university in the EU. If selection falls between several candidates in this group, admission is granted in the following order:
      • Students who have already completed a different degree programme at a German university
      • Students enrolled in a restricted-admission degree programme/subject in the first semester
      • Students enrolled in a restricted-admission degree programme/subject at a higher semester

  • Admission

    Higher-semester applicants are notified via the Infoportal whether they have been granted admission for the upcoming winter semester around the end of September, and for the summer semester, around the end of March. To enrol in the Master of Education (MEd) programme, you will need approval for all three subjects offered in the programme (four subjects for the MEd Grundschule programme). It is possible that admission can be granted until the beginning of November (WS) / beginning of May (SS). If you have not gained admission by then, your application is considered rejected due to an insufficient number of study places.

    You may also download your letters of admission via the Infoportal. In these letters, you will find information about the deadline for accepting your study place (usually within two weeks) and the enrolment deadline (WS: 15 November / SS: 15 May). You can declare your intention to accept the study place on the Infoportal. You also have the option of completing the online enrolment via the Infoportal. This is part of the enrolment process.

    Information on enrolment