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General information on the application process

Applications for Bachelor programs and Master of Education programs  

Applications for Bachelor and Master of Education programs are processed centrally by the Student Service Center. 


Applications for Master of Science degree programs

Application documents

The application form for Master's programs is created via the Campus Management Portal HISinOne

The application documents must be sent in paper form. Print out and sign the application form created via HISinOne. Send the signed application form and all other necessary application documents by post to the address given on the form. You will find the address on the first page of the application form in the top left corner. You will find an overview of the necessary application documents under admission requirements.

Please do not submit any originals of certificates! The application documents cannot be returned after completion of the procedure.

Please refrain from expensive application portfolios! All you need to do is staple the complete application documents or use a simple filing stripe.

If you are applying for several study programs at the same time, make sure to send the applications to the correct address. As different admission committees are responsible for the individual study programs, each application must be complete in itself.


Later submission of application documents

All applications must be sent in complete form (= containing all required documents) by the end of the respective application period. Incomplete applications will not be processed, it is not possible to submit documents later!

One and only exception: You do not hold the Bachelor certificate yet

In the case the B.Sc. programme has not been completed yet, please include a provisional, but official transcript showing all courses, credit points and grades of the courses taken so far. Also include proof, that you have started your B.Sc. thesis, or at the very least, your registration to carry out your thesis. For applications for the M.Sc. in Chemistry, this confirmation does not have to be certified; it is sufficient to provide a  transcript of records from which it is evident that the degree will be completed soon. In the case of admission to the Master’s program, the Bachelor's certificate must then be presented at matriculation.

It is not possible to submit language certificates after the application deadline. All required language skills have to be proven at the time of the application - in case of missing language certificates, the application will be rejected.


Application deadlines

All Master's programs start in the winter term. Only the M.Sc. in Chemistry also begins in the summer term.

  • Application deadline for the summer term: 15thof  January
  • Application deadline for the winter term: 15thof July


Application period in HISinOne:

  • Applications for the summer term: possible at mid of October
  • Applications for the winter term: possible at mid of February


Application deadline for international applicants

Applications from international (non-EU) applicants will be processed continuously as soon as the application portal is opened in HISinOne (beginning of February for the winter term, beginning of October for the summer term).

If you need a visa to study in Germany, please apply as early as possible. 


Language certificates

The following language certificates are recognized by the University of Freiburg:


English B2:

  • Cambridge FCE, CAE and CPE
  • IELTS (at least 5.5 points, valid for 2 years)
  • PTE Academic (min. 59 points)
  • TOEFL ( 72 points "Internet" / 525 points "Paper", valid for 2 years)
  • OOPT (min. 61 points)
  • TOEIC (min. 400 points "listening" and 385 points "reading") 


German B2:

  • DSH 1
  • TestDaF (4 x 3 points)
  • Goethe Certificate B2
  • KMK Level II Language Diploma
  • telc German B2 University  


German Abitur: 

The German Abitur counts as sufficient proof of the required language skills in German and English.


Not recognized:

Not recognized as proof of English language skills: CET.


Admission requirements 

You find an overview of the admission requirements for the Master programs here. Please make sure that your  application contains all necessary documents before you send it.

Admission regulations

You find the legal basis for the admissions in the admission regulations (Zulassungsordnung) of the study programs.