Electronic online application
With a few exceptions, you can apply to a master's program electronically simply by filling out and submitting the online application and sending in the required certificates (during the application period) to the address provided in the online application procedure.
The information below is for applicants who want to apply to a master's program for which the application procedure is entirely electronic. For the few master's programs listed below, selection proceeds in accordance with the information provided in the online procedure and documents submitted in print form following acceptance.
Master's programs with exclusively electronic application procedures
- Master of Education (MEd)
- Lehramt an Gymnasien Master of Education for Gymnasien
- Master of Education in Primary and Secondary Education I
- Master of Education in Special Needs Education
- Master of Education in Vocational Education
- human movement / MA
- British and American Cultures: Text and Media / MA
- English as a World Language / MA
Exception: degrees acquired abroad
Applicants who acquired their first degree abroad or who are currently pursuing a degree abroad and who would like to apply for one of the above-mentioned master's programs must submit their documents so that their degree can be reviewed for comparability. Documents must be submitted to the address and within the application period stated in the online application procedure. If programs or degrees are not comparable, the application cannot be considered.
Exception: degree not clearly equivalent with regard to content
Applicants also need to send certificates in addition to applying online for the above-mentioned master's programs if their degrees do not clearly meet progam criteria and require further review. Please note that information about equivalency to some extent involves "negative" or "positive" catalogs. If your program has not previously been deemed comparable in accordance with these catalogs, your application will not be considered.
If it is impossible to determine comparability, your application will also not be considered further.
In the case of electronic application procedures, it is presumed that you fulfill the admission requirements for the program you are applying to, meaning that you have acquired a first degree (or are currently working towards a first degree) which is related to the respective master's program. To help you, criteria is detailed below. If it becomes clear upon enrollment that you do not fulfill admission criteria, you may not enroll.
Criteria are detailed below. The main criterium is the grade-point average of your first program or, if you are in the final phase of your first program, your current grade-point average (or grade-point averages for each module of a teaching program). This is particularly important if your grade-point average changes during the final phase of your program. Therefore, please make sure you submit a transcript of records in addition to providing your grade-point average online so that you can prove any changes if you are admitted.
Any other criteria relevant for admission are detailed in the information for specific programs.
Applicants with disabilities or chronic diseases
At Universität Hamburg, there are special regulations for admissions to master's programs for applicants with disabilities or chronic diseases. If you would like individual advising on hardship or compensation regulations, please contact the Office of Affairs for Students with Disabilities or Chronic Diseases.