Application requirements depend upon the master's program to which you want to apply. A first university degree is required, however, for all master's programs.
Proving first degree program
If you are in the final phase of your first program, you can simply submit proof of enrollment to apply. If you have completed your first university degree in the calendar year in which you apply but do not yet have a certificate or diploma containing your final grade-point average, please submit the most recent copy of your transcript of records, including your grade-point average. The final transcript of records must be submitted as soon as possible. Please also note further information on enrolling in or changing to a master's program.
The application procedure for a few master's progams is paperless. For specific details, please see the pages on electronic online application.
Prior to commencing their studies, all applicants who completed their first degree at a non-German-language institution must provide proof of sufficient German language skills. This applies both to German-language and bilingual German / English-language master's degree programs.
The page German language proficiency contains information about which German language certificates are accepted. Applicants who have a foreign university degree but who have acquired their higher education entry qualification (e.g., Abitur) at a German-language institution can simply submit this qualification (i.e., the transcript of records for the Abitur).
Master's programs conducted entirely in English do not require proof of German language proficiency, although you do need to submit proof of English language proficiency. Every master's program has its own regulations, so please ensure that you read the information on the master's program to which you want to apply.
To find out which master's programs are offered in German and English and which are English only, please consult degree programs.
Further program requirements
Additionally, several master's programs require further supporting documents. You can find specific details about "your" master's program in the information sheets which can be found on the page "Special admission requirements for master's degree programs" as well as by consulting degree programs .
Detailed information about requirements for individual programs can be found in the tables in the informationen about applying online to a master's program (PDF).