Master's degree programmes (non-teaching)
Study places in master’s degree programmes (Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Laws) are allocated according to specific criteria defined in the admissions requirements of each master’s degree programme (see study guide).
As soon as we receive your complete application by the given deadline, it is forwarded to the selection committee responsible for the corresponding master's degree programme. The selection committee assesses your subject-specific aptitude based on the selection criteria defined in the admissions requirements of your desired programme. For master’s degree programmes with restricted admission, the committee draws up a ranking list of candidates based on their academic suitability. For master’s degree programmes with non-restricted admission, there is obviously no need to draw up a ranking list of suitable candidates. Once the selection committee has made the final decisions, the letter of admission or rejection will be available on the Info Portal.
As part of your online application, you have undertaken to regularly check the status of your application on the Info Portal. We recommend that you log into your portal at least once a week to check in order to view your admission or rejection letter and the corresponding information.
Academically qualified applicants:
If you are admitted, you will find all the necessary information regarding enrolment in your letter of admission, e.g. the deadline for accepting the study place, the enrolment deadline and possibly other conditions which you are required to meet either before enrolment or during your master’s studies. Please note that upon receiving admission, you have to accept your study place on the Info Portal by the given deadline in order to be able to enrol for your master’s degree programme thereupon.
If you meet the academic prerequisites for your master's degree programme but did not receive an admission on the Info Portal because of a lower ranking and insufficient space in your desired master's degree programme, your application is placed on a waiting list and will be automatically considered in a possible succession procedure. Should places become available, the succession procedure is conducted. Admission is then granted to the next highest ranked applicants on the waiting list. If you have any questions regarding your ranking and/or the assessment of your application, please contact the degree programme coordinator responsible for your master’s degree programme in the respective faculty at the University of Münster (see Study Guide).
Academically unqualified applicants:
If you are rejected, you will find information about the reasons for the rejection in your letter of rejection. If you have any questions regarding the reasons for the rejection, please contact – as instructed in your letter – the degree programme coordinator responsible for your master’s degree programme in the respective faculty at the University of Münster (see Study Guide).
Most of the above information on the 1st semester also applies to the allocation of study places in master's degree programmes in the higher semester.
The following differences from the 1st semester apply to the allocation to the higher semster:
- Restricted master's degree programmes: The application for a higher semester will only be forwarded to the selection commitees if free places of study will be available in the respective programme. This will only transpire after the application period for a higher semester has ended. Therefore, we cannot provide any information on free places of study before the application period is over.
- Letters of rejection will not be issued to applicants for a higher semester.