Master in Germany

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The Master's Degree builds on the foundation laid by the Bachelor's. As a rule it will take 4 semesters (sometimes 3) to complete a Master's Degree. All new accredited Master's degrees are recognised throughout Europe and the world. We support foreign students with their application for Master's degree programmes at a German university and give them the required language and intercultural preparation for their university studies.

Students who aspire to delve into studies at a higher level than Bachelor's, in pursuit of an academic career, for instance, or in order to specialise in a particular field, may apply for a Master's programme which is also a requirement if you wish to do a PhD later on.


Some special entrance requirements may be demanded for Master's Degrees:

There are two different kinds of Master's degrees in Germany:

  • Consecutive Master's degree which follows on from and builds onto the Bachelor's degree. The consecutive Master's degree can - provided that the area of specialisation remains the same - may be chosen as an interdisciplinary course. The degree titles obtainable are for instance Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Non-consecutive Master's degrees these also include professional degrees such as Master of Business Administration (MBA) where the student is required to gather work experience before applying
Academic Requirements

Excellent school leaving certificate and Bachelor's degree in same or related academic field
Letter of motivation
Résumé showing clear academic or professional career pathway

Language Requirements

TestDaF or DSH certification