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Applications with an international first degree

The application procedure differs depending on where applicants have obtained their first academic degree

All applicants who completed a first academic degree course outside of Germany have to apply via uni assist.

International applications

  • First, please inform yourself whether your international degree is acknowledged in Germany:
  • The anabin information portal, run by the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZaB), provides information on whether your university and study programme is recognised and if the degree is equivalent to a German bachelor programme
  • Inform yourself about the Master´s degree programmes we offer:
  • You must have completed a first degree course in a related subject. This course must be equivalent to a German bachelor programme and have been awarded by a university. Your studies will be recognised in Germany only provided that this condition is also fulfilled.
  • Please be aware that there are four Master´s degree programmes offered in English:

  • All other Master´s degree programmes are taught in German and require a very good knowledge of the German language.
  • Please apply via uni-assist:
  • The application via uni-assist requires fees. Exceptions: The costs of applicants who have a degree obtained within the EU are paid by the Faculty, the costs for applicants of Culture and Environment of Africa are paid by the Ethnological Institute (for the application for the winter term. From the summer term 2020 onwards the costs probably have to be paid from the applicants). All other applicants have to pay the fees irrespective of the results of the application procedure.
  • Be aware that only officially certified copies of your certificates and the transcript of subjects and marks for your first degree together with certified translations are accepted.



To apply for the Master of Education (M.Ed.) you have to apply here:, to apply for the programmes of the  Faculty of Human Sciences  you have to apply here:  (application for the winter term only).

Before the application

Process of Application

After the application