Application and Admission
Coronavirus Covid-19: Questions and answers for international students
Since the waiting time for a visa appointment in countries such as Iran, Nigeria, or Pakistan might be up to one year, we ask applicants from these countries to take this into account for their planning. Therefore, if possible, apply by June 15 or at the latest by September 15, 2021 for the following winter semester 2022/23. Even if you apply in March 2021 (the next possible application deadline is March 15, 2021), the time to start your studies in October 2021 is likely to be too short!
The requirements for admission to the masters course are:
The examination board of the master’s course is entitled to raise further requirements in the individual case.
We offer two application deadlines for students from non-EU countries. Depending on the duration of the visa process in your country you can either choose March 15 or June 15.
Important: Please note that in some countries (e.g. Pakistan or Iran) the waiting time for a visa appointment might currently take up to 12 months plus additional time for the processing of the visa.
Applications can be made online only. Before starting the application procedure you should make sure that you have the following electronic documents at hand:
All certificates have to be translated into English or German. Make sure to send in only scanned copies of original documents.
The original documents will be required when registering at the university. If the original documents are not in English or German language, you have to add additional certified translations, i.e. by a sworn interpreter.
When your application has been received by us, you will be informed by email. As soon as the admission committee has finally decided on your admission, you will again be immediately notified by email. Please understand that, in case you are rejected, we cannot return your application documents, as we do not charge any application fees. Besides, no detailed reasons will be given in case of a rejection.