Important notice: The information below pertains only to master’s degree programme applicants who are NOT citizens of an EU or EEA country.

Applicants from other countries

Necessary documents for applying for a master's degree

Mandatory documents

  1. Application form: printed out and signed
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Higher education entry qualification (certified copy needed)
  4. University entry exam (certified copy needed)
  5. Final/provisional degree certificate (certified copy needed)
  6. German Language certificate B2 GER CEFR (certified copy needed)
  • This is not necessary for Masters' degrees International Software Systems Science, General Linguistics and English & American Studies.
  • German studies alone are not sufficent!
  1. If applicable: change of name (certified copy needed)
  2. Passport copy
  3. Scholarship (DAAD, BAYHOST)
  4. Letter of attorney, if someone does the application process on your behalf

Addtional documents

Some masters' degrees require addtional documents, for example:

  • English language certificate (for International Masters' degrees) such as IELTS, TOEFL or UNIcert C2
  • Proof of specific academic knowledge, for example courses in statistics
  • Letter of recommendation (For Double Master's degree in Political Science only!)
  • Working experience
  • Letter of motivation

Find information at the end of the application form.

Please note:

Special requirements for specific countries

  • China: Original APS Certificate from the Academic Testing Centre in Beijing
  • Georgia: All transcripts must bear an official apostille
  • Iran: Copies of transcripts officially authenticated by the German embassy in Tehran (Legalization)
  • Mongolia: Original APS Certificate from the Academic Testing Centre in Ulan Bator
  • Vietnam: Original APS Certificate from the Academic Testing Centre in Hanoi