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    How to Apply for Admission to Master's Programmes

    Am I eligible for admission?

    To be eligible for admission to a Master's programme, you must hold a Bachelor's or equivalent degree (e. g. Diplom or state examination). In addition, you must demonstrate proficiency in the relevant field, i. e. must demonstrate that you have acquired certain knowledge and skills in areas relevant to the respective Master's programme. In some cases, you must also go through an aptitude assessment procedure (i. e. must sit a test or similar) or the final grade of your Bachelor’s degree must be above a certain threshold. You will be informed about the specific entry requirements for the Master's programme of your choice during the application procedure. Information on specific entry requirements is also available in the FSB (subject-specific provisions) for the programme in question.

    To allow students to directly move on to a Master's programme after graduating from a Bachelor's programme, students may apply for admission to a Master's programme pending completion of their Bachelor's degree provided that they have acquired the required knowledge and skills and/or have achieved a certain number of ECTS credits at the time of application (please note that this option is only available for programmes with unrestricted admission).

    Due to the large number of applications, admission to some Master's programmes is restricted (see table below). If admission restrictions are in place, all applicants that meet the requirements for eligibility for admission to the respective programme will have to go through an admission procedure. 

    In addition, some Master's programmes require qualified work experience of usually no less than one year.

    Application

    You will have to submit your application for admission to a Master's programme in due form and time either via the University's web portal or via the respective Faculty. Please be sure to submit your application no later than 15 January for summer intake or 15 July for winter intake.

    Applications for admission to most of the Master's programmes offered by the University of Würzburg must be submitted via the Master's portal of the University. You may apply for admission to several Master's programmes. Please submit a separate application for each programme.

    Important information for foreign nationals:

    • If you are a non-German national (EU/non-EU) and your first degree was awarded by a higher education institution in Germany, please apply via the Master's portal (see below).
    • If you are a national of an EU country other than Germany and want to apply for admission to a Master’s subject with unrestricted admission (see table below), please apply via the International Office of the University of Würzburg.
    • If you are a national of an EU country other than Germany and want to apply for admission to a restricted admission Master’s subject (see table below), please apply via the Master’s portal.
    • If you are a national of a non-EU country and your first degree was awarded by a higher education institution in a country other than Germany, please apply via the International Office of the University of Würzburg.

    You will be able to apply for admission to the following Master's programmes (either as a single-subject programme with 90 or 120 ECTS credits or as a major with 45 ECTS credits) via the University's Master’s portal (referred to as ‘UNI portal’ in the table below) or via the respective Faculty. Unless otherwise specified, we offer both winter and summer intake. In the ‘Intake’ column of the table below, ‘WS/SS’ stands for both winter and summer intake, ‘WS’ stands for winter intake only.

    Master's programmes (unless otherwise specified, programmes are taught in German)

    Application via

    Intake

    Prerequisites for admission

     
    (ECTS credits, degree, additional information)

     

    Ägyptologie (Egyptology, 120/45, MA) 

    UNI portal

     WS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Allgemeine und Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft (General and Applied Linguistics, 120/45, MA)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Altorientalische Sprachen und Kulturen (Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, 120/45, MA)

    Faculty

     WS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Angewandte Humangeographie (Applied Human Geography, 120, MSc)

    UNI portal

     WS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Angewandte Physische Geographie, Geosystemwandel und -schutz (Applied Physical Geography, Change and Protection of Geosystems, 120, MSc)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Applied Earth Observation and Geoanalysis-EAGLE (120, MSc, taught in English)

    Application Deadline 15th May each year

    Faculty

    WS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Bildungswissenschaft (Educational Sciences, 120, MA)

    UNI portal

     WS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Biochemistry (120, MSc, taught in English) 

    Application period starts 1 April of each year and ends 1 June of each year. 

    Faculty

     WS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Biofabrikation (Biofabrication, 120, MSc, international programme)

    Faculty

     WS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Biology EU (120, MSc, taught in English)

    Faculty

    WS/SS

    local admission restrictions in place and demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Biomedizin (Biomedicine, 120, MSc)

    UNI portal

     WS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Biowissenschaften (Biosciences, 120, MSc)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    local admission restrictions in place and demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Chemie (Chemistry, 120, MSc)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    China Business and Economics (120, MSc, taught in English)

    Application Deadline 15th March each year

    Faculty

     WS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    China Language and Economy (120, MA, taught in English)

    Application Deadline 15th March each year

    Faculty

     WS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Chinese Politics and Society (120, MA)

    Application Deadline 15th March each year

    Faculty   WS unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required  

    Chinese Studies (120, MA, taught in English)

    Application Deadline 15th March each year

    Faculty

     WS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Computational Mathematics (120, MSc)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Cultural Landscapes (120, MA)

    Faculty

     WS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Digital Humanities (120 winter intake only/45, MA)

    Faculty

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Diversitätsmanagement, Religion und Bildung (Diversity management, religion and education, 120, MA)

    Faculty

    WS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    English Speaking Cultures (120/45, MA)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Ethnomusikologie/T.C.M. (Ethnomusicology/T.C.M., 45, MA)

    UNI portal

     WS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Europäische Ethnologie/Volkskunde

    (European Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology, 120/45, MA)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    FOKUS Chemie (FOKUS Chemistry, 120, MSc)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    FOKUS Life Sciences

    (120, MSc, taught in English)

    Faculty

     WS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Französisch (French, 120/45, MA)

    If you are a national of an EU country other than Germany and want to apply for admission to a Master’s subject with unrestricted admission (see table below), please apply via the International Office of the University of Würzburg.

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Funktionswerkstoffe (Functional Materials, 120, MSc)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Germanistik (German Language and Literature, 120/45, MA)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Germanistik als Fremdsprachenphilologie (German Language and Literature for Foreign Learners, 120, MA)

    Faculty

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Geschichte (History, 120/45, MA)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Griechische Philologie (Greek Philology, 45, MA)

    UNI portal

     WS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Human-Computer Interaction (120, MSc)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Indologie/Südasienstudien (Indology/South Asian Studies, 120/45, MA)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Informatik (Computer Science, 120, MSc)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     
    Information Systems (120, MSc) UNI portal WS/SS local admission restrictions in place and demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required  

    International Economic Policy (120, MSc)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    local admission restrictions in place and demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Italienisch (Italian, 120/45, MA)

    If you are a national of an EU country other than Germany and want to apply for admission to a Master’s subject with unrestricted admission (see table below), please apply via the International Office of the University of Würzburg.

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Klassische Archäologie (Classical Archaeology, 120/45, MA)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Kunstgeschichte (Art History, 120/45, MA)  

    Faculty

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Lateinische Philologie (Latin Philology, 45, MA)

    UNI portal

     WS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Lebensmittelchemie (Food Chemistry, 120, MSc)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Management (120, MSc)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    local admission restrictions in place and demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Mathematik (Mathematics, 120, MSc)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Mathematics International

    (120, MSc, taught in English)

    Faculty

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Mathematische Physik (Mathematical Physics, 120, MSc)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Medienkommunikation (Media Communication, 120, MSc)

    UNI portal

     WS

    local admission restrictions in place and demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    MINT-Lehramt PLUS (MINT Teacher Education PLUS, 120, MA, elite graduate programme)

    Faculty

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Mittelalter und Frühe Neuzeit (Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 120, MA)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Museumswissenschaft (Museum Studies, 45, MA)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Museum und alte Kulturen (Museum and Ancient Cultures, 120, MA)

    UNI portal

     WS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Musikpädagogik (Science of Music Education, 120/45, MA)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Musikwissenschaft (Musicology, 120/45, MA)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Nanostrukturtechnik (Nanostructure Technology, 120, MSc)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Neuere Literaturen (Modern Literatures, 120, MA)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Philosophie (Philosophy, 120/45, MA)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Philosophie und Religion (Philosophy and Religion, 45, MA) 

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Physik (Physics, 120, MSc)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Political and Social Sciences (120/45, MA)

    UNI portal

     WS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Psychologie (Psychology, 120, MSc)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    local admission restrictions in place and demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Romanistik Französisch/Italienisch (Romance Studies French/Italian, 120, MA)

    If you are a national of an EU country other than Germany and want to apply for admission to a Master’s subject with unrestricted admission (see table below), please apply via the International Office of the University of Würzburg.

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Romanistik Französisch/Spanisch (Romance Studies French/Spanish, 120, MA)

    If you are a national of an EU country other than Germany and want to apply for admission to a Master’s subject with unrestricted admission (see table below), please apply via the International Office of the University of Würzburg.

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Romanistik Italienisch/Spanisch (Romance Studies Italian/Spanish, 120, MA)

    If you are a national of an EU country other than Germany and want to apply for admission to a Master’s subject with unrestricted admission (see table below), please apply via the International Office of the University of Würzburg.

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Russische Sprache und Kultur (Russian Language and Culture, 120/45, MA)

     Faculty

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Sammlungen-Provenienz-Kulturelles Erbe (Collection, Provenance and Heritage Studies, 120, MA)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Satellite Technology  within the elite network Bavaria 

    (120, MSc, taught in English)        

    Application Deadline 15th March each year

    Faculty

    WS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Sonderpädagogik (Special Education, 120, MA)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Spanisch (Spanish, 120/45, MA)

    If you are a national of an EU country other than Germany and want to apply for admission to a Master’s subject with unrestricted admission (see table below), please apply via the International Office of the University of Würzburg.

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Theologische Studien (Theological Studies, 120/45, MA)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Translational Neuroscience within the elite network Bavaria

    (120, MSc, taught in English) Application Deadline 15th March each year

    Faculty

    WS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Translational Medicine  within the elite network Bavaria

    (90, MSc, taught in English)

    Faculty

    WS

    unrestricted admission, successful completion of aptitude assessment procedure as well as demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Vergleichende Indogermanische Sprachwissenschaft (Comparative Indo-European Linguistics, 120/45, MA)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Vor- und Frühgeschichtliche Archäologie (Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology, 120/45, MA)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     

    Wirtschaftsmathematik (Mathematics for Economics, 120, MSc)

    UNI portal

    WS/SS

    unrestricted admission, demonstration of proficiency in the relevant field required

     
     
     

    Notes:

    Degrees

    MA    Master of Arts

    MSc  Master of Science

    LLM   Master of Laws

    MBA    Master of Business Administration

    Abbreviations

    SS      summer semester

    WS     winter semester

    ECTS   European Credit Transfer System

     

    How will I know whether my application was accepted?

    You will receive an email informing you of whether your application for admission to a Master's programme was accepted or rejected.

    To access your letter of admission or rejection, please log in to the Master's portal of the University of Würzburg.

    If you have received an offer of admission and have not yet completed your Bachelor's degree, you will initially be enrolled in the Master's programme on a conditional basis. Please see your letter of admission for the deadline by which you must submit your Bachelor's certificate.

    Aptitude assessment

    The aptitude of applicants will be assessed by the competent aptitude assessment panel at the respective Faculty. This panel will review the documents the applicants submitted per email (after having applied online via the University's web portal) and will make a decision as to whether they meet the requirements for eligibility for admission to the Master's programme of their choice. In addition, applicants might also be required to sit aptitude tests and/or attend selection interviews.

    Information on specific entry requirements is available in the FSB (subject-specific provisions) for the programme of your choice.

    Admission procedure

    The admission procedure for restricted admission Master's programmes is divided into two stages. In stage one, the competent body will assess whether applicants meet the general requirements for eligibility for admission. The actual selection process will then take place in stage two.

    Currently, places on all restricted admission Master's programmes are allocated on the basis of the overall grade awarded for an applicant's Bachelor's degree. If necessary due to the number of applications, a certain percentage of places will be reserved in advance for applicants claiming hardship (2 percent), for foreign nationals (5 percent), and for top athletes (2 percent).

    Therefore, only those applicants who have completed their Bachelor's degrees by 15 September (for winter intake) or 15 March (for summer intake) will be able to participate in the admission procedure. It will not be possible to admit applicants to restricted admission Master's programmes on a conditional basis.

    Admission thresholds for Master's programmes

    Credit transfer

    If you already have ECTS credits, you may apply for credit transfer. The decision on whether your previous study is eligible for credit transfer will be made by the competent aptitude assessment panel or examination committee. If your credits are recognised, it might be possible to admit you to a higher subject semester. For more information on credit transfer and the respective form, please refer to the Examination Office. If you are unsure whether certain qualifications/examination achievements are considered equivalent, please consult with the competent degree programme coordinator or course advisor.

    Master's programmes FAQs

    How do I apply for admission? And what are the deadlines?

    You will have to submit your application for admission to a Master's programme, in due form and time, via the Master’s portal of the University. Please make sure you submit your application by 15 January (for summer intake) or by 15 July (for winter intake).

    I am a non-German national. Where do I send my application?

    Please submit your application to the International Office of the University of Würzburg. Application deadlines for non-German nationals do not differ from the application deadlines for German nationals (15 July for winter intake, 15 January for summer intake).

    Do you offer both summer and winter intake?

    On principle, we do. However, some Master's programmes offer winter intake only. To find out whether the programme of your choice offers both winter and summer intake or winter intake only, click here.

    Can I apply for admission to a Master's programme pending completion of my undergraduate degree?

    Yes, you can, but please bear in mind that you must demonstrate that you have achieved either 120 or 150 ECTS credits (depending on the programme for which you want to apply) at the time you submit your application. In addition, admission to many subjects requires that you have achieved ECTS credits in relevant modules. For more information on admission criteria, please refer to the FSB (subject-specific provisions, available in German only) for the Master's programme of your choice.

    I was admitted to a Master's programme on a conditional basis. By when will I have to complete my Bachelor's degree?

    You must have successfully completed your Bachelor's degree by the end of the re‑enrolment period of your first or, respectively, your second semester. For the exact deadline by which you must have submitted your Bachelor's certificate, please refer to the FSB (subject-specific provisions, available in German only) for the Master's programme in question.

    Can I take a leave of absence in my first semester as a Master's student?

    Yes, you can. If you want to do so, please submit your application for a leave of absence to Student Affairs. For more information on the circumstances under which a leave of absence will be approved, click here.

    I already have ECTS credits. Can I apply for credit transfer, and will it be possible to admit me to a higher subject semester?

    Your previous study is eligible for credit transfer within the first subject semester, provided that the qualifications/examination achievements in question are considered equivalent. The final decision on credit transfer lies with the competent aptitude assessment/admissions panel or examination committee. For more information on credit transfer and the form you will have to complete, please refer to the pages of the Examination Office (available in German only). If you are unsure whether certain qualifications/examination achievements are considered equivalent, please consult with the competent degree programme coordinator or course advisor.

    I want to read the regulations and provisions governing the Master's programme of my choice. Where do I find them?

    For all regulations and provisions governing the Master's programme of your choice, please refer to ASPO (general academic and examination regulations for Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes) and the FSB (subject-specific provisions) for the Master's programme in question. Please be aware that those documents are available in German only. We would recommend that you read those documents before you submit your application for admission. They contain information on prerequisites for admission as well as other important information on your Master's programme.

     

     

     ASPO (General Academic and Examination Regulations) for the Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programmes Offered by Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU)