Masters programmes Application and Requirements

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Requirements

Admission requirements Show content

Mandatory admission requirements for Master's programmes at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena differ from one programme to another. Specific requirements for each course - such as mandatory language requirements or necessary academic skills - are listed on each study information page. See all Master's study programmes.

German language requirements for Master's programmes in German Show content

For German taught Master's programmes, i.e. programmes with (predominantly) German as language of instruction, a German language proficiency proof at min. level DSH-2 or an accepted equivalent certificate is mandatory. Please see the information on the language requirements for the Master's programmes of your interest on the corresponding website.

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena accepts the following certificates as German language proficiency proof:

  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), min. level 2 (= DSH-2),
  • the Goethe-Zertifikat C2 (GDS),
  • the Deutsche Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz (DSD II),
  • the TestDaF, min. TDN 4 in all four parts of the examination,
  • Certificate telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule,
  • a German language examination in the framework of an assessment test at a preparatory college.

Please note: If you do not have the required mandatory German language proficiency proof at the time of application, you may only apply if you can show a certificate attesting your German language skills at least at level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) as well as a confirmation that you have either registered for the DSH examination, the TestDaF or an equivalent examination or that you have sat it and are going to get the results before the end of the current semester.

There is also the possibility to apply for the (chargeable) "German Language Course Preparing for the German Language Examination (DSH)" at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Please note: Prerequisites for the application for the preparatory course are language skills at least at the certificate level B1 / GER (e.g. Goethe-Zertifikat B1, TestDaF at least 4x3 and/or 800 teaching units from a recognized language school). For detailed information on the application and further information, please visit the website of the International Office at https://www.uni-jena.de/en/DSHcourse.html or contact the International Office directly incoming@uni-jena.de .

Shortly before taking the DSH-2-Examination or after successfully passing it, you are welcome to apply for a German taught Master's programme!

The following applicants are exempted from providing proof of their German language skills:

  • Applicants, who have obtained a German taught bachelors degree within one of the following countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. This applies only to degrees that were awarded by a university in the relevant country (no satellite campuses or international branch campuses in other countries, no correspondence course degrees, no joint- or double-degrees with institutions in other countries);
  • Holders of a German, Austrian or Swiss (from school where the language of instruction is German) university entrance qualification.
Application procedure Show content

An application for admission to a Master's programme is only possible via the ONLINE MASTER APPLICATION PORTAL of our University.

You may find detailed information on how to apply correctly for a Master's programme on the website Application for Master's programmes.

 

Application deadlines Show content

Some Master's programmes allow for a first-semester intake in summer semesters. The application period for such programmes ranges from 1 December to 15 January.

Applications for regular winter-term intakes are possible from 1 April onwards, while the conclusion of the application phase for these programmes differs from one programme to another. Please take utmost care to check and respect the different application phases! 

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Application Procedure

An application for admission to a Master's programme is only possible via the ONLINE MASTER APPLICATION PORTAL of our University.

You may find detailed information on how to apply correctly for a Master's programme on the following website Application for Master's programmes.

Further questions?

Should you have further questions connected to Master's programmes at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, the Master Service Centre is your place to go.

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