Completed undergraduate studies
In order to apply for a Master’s course in Germany, you generally need to have completed undergraduate studies in a related subject. At some universities you can already apply before completing your first degree.
Your degree must be equivalent to a German bachelor degree. This involves the following criteria, among others: The initial degree must be attained at a university which is recognised (accredited) according to the laws of the country in question. Some countries also require the course of study itself to be accredited.
You can check the recognition of your university using the information portal "anabin" of the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB). This is also where you can find out if your degree is equivalent to a German bachelor degree.
Your result – what happens next?
Are you unsure about the recognition of your first degree in Germany? We will find out for you when processing your application. You should find out about additional criteria now.
In Germany, many master’s courses are taught in German. Therefore, you generally need to show adequate proficiency in German.
Some courses are offered in English. In that case, you need little or no proficiency in German. You can find an overview of international university courses using the DAAD database “International Programmes”.
Tip: If your German language proficiency is not yet sufficient, many universities offer a preparatory German language course. For more information, please contact the university of your choice.
In addition to the required degree and German language proficiency criteria, there are further criteria for master’s courses. These admission criteria are set by the individual universities.
To ensure a successful application, get information from the uni-assist universities about your options and criteria for your application.