Winter 2022 Deadlines for Masters in Germany

Germany is one of the top destinations for higher education, mostly in the fields of engineering and STEM. It provides an excellent platform for international students to pursue their Masters across several streams with an interdisciplinary approach towards education. It offers dual intake programs, has relatively lower tuition fees, is extremely-student friendly with several post-study work options available.

Rise of International Students’ Enrollment in Germany

Germany is fast recovering from the pitfalls of international travel bans and has regained its position as a hot favorite for Indian students looking to study abroad.

Despite the pandemic, around 72,000 – 80,000 students enrolled across 160 German universities last year (winter 2021 intake), as per the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) survey.

According to the snapshot survey by DAAD, at least 330,000 international students are currently enrolled at German universities.

Deadlines for Masters in Germany at Top Universities

UniversityDeadlineGPA RequirementSemester Fees (EUR)Notes
TU MunichMar 31 / May 3175 - 85% / 8.25 - 9.0129.4GRE and GATE scores accepted
RWTH AachenJul 1575 - 85% / 8.25 - 9.0240GRE required, German Proficiency recommended
Freie University of BerlinMay 31 / Jul 1575 - 85% / 8.25 - 9.0350German Proficiency recommended
FAU Erlangen-NurnbergApr 175% / 8.2542German Proficiency required
University of StuttgartJul 1573% / 7.91500Feb 15 is the deadline for few programs
TU KaiserslauternJul 1570 - 75% / 7.7 - 8.25250 Additional one-time orientation fee of 750 EUR which includes German course. TOEFL/IELTS required.
TU DortmundJul 3165 - 75% / 7.2 - 8.25270Internship Experience is mandatory. GRE highly recommended, German Proficiency required.
Saarland UniversityJul 1575 - 80% / 7.7 - 8.53001 - 3 years of work ex is required
LMU MunichJul1580 -90% / 9.050Apr 30 is the deadline for few programs, German Proficiency required, GRE highly recommended
University of KasselJul 1570 - 75% / 7.5 - 8.0300Work experience recommended for specific programs
Leibniz University HannoverMay 1575% / 8.0400Internship recommended, English and German language proficiency required.
University of Duisburg EssenJul 1565 - 70% / 7.2 - 7.8300April and Jan deadlines for few courses
TUHH HamburgJul 1575% / 7.85310German Proficiency required.
TU BerlinJul 3170 - 73% / 7.5 - 8.0300Work Experience is desirable
TU DarmstadtJul 1580 - 90% / 8.2 - 9.2270Work Experience is desirable, German Proficiency recommended
TU CologneJun 1565% / 6.8250Research Proposal (Idea) is required
Humboldt University of BerlinMay 31 / Jul 1570 - 80% / 7.6 - 8.25290Feb 1 & Mar 31 are the deadlines for few programs
University of HeidelbergJun 1570 - 80% / 7.5 - 8.51655Mar 15 deadline for a few programs
University of BonnMay 175 - 80% / 7.6 - 8.25280May 1 is the deadline for a few programs
University of KonstanzJuly 1570% / 7.51500
Rhine-Waal University of Applied SciencesJul 15 / Aug 2074% / 7.8280
SRH University HeidelbergMay 3165% / 7.05001 year Experience is required for majority of universities
Frankfurt University of Applied SciencesApr 1570% / 7.5340Early Application Deadline is Feb 28
University of PassauJul 1566% / 7.275
University of KielAug 1575% / 8.0120
University of MannheimApr 20 / May-3175% / 8.01656May 31 is the deadline for a few programs
University of MagdeburgAug 1570 - 80% / 7.6 - 8.8120
Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyApr 30 / Jun 15 / Jul 1566 - 70% / 7.2 - 7.81500
University of FreiburgJun 0175% / 8.01655German B1 is required and/or May 15 deadline for few courses
TU DresdenJuly 1575 - 85% / 8.0 - 9.0950Jul 15 deadline for few programs
Ulm UniversityJuly 1570% / 7.61660Mar 15 deadline for few programs
Friedrich Schiller University JenaMay 3170% / 7.6190
JMU WürzburgJul 1570 - 80% / 7.5 - 8.5125
University of GöttingenJuly 1570% / 7.5320
University of HildesheimJun 3070% / 7.5380
University of PaderbornMar 1568% / 7.5300
Chemnitz University of TechnologyMay 3070 - 80% / 7.5 - 8.5350
Luebeck University of Applied SciencesJul 15 / Aug 3170% / 7.5170Few programs can accept applications till Jul 15
Jacobs University BremenJun 0170% / 7.510000University Scholarships up to € 12,000 per year
TU BraunschweigJul 1565 - 75% / 7.0 - 8.0500German Language Proficiency is required
University of LeipzigMay 3170 - 80% / 7.5 - 8.5250Subject-Specific Aptitude Test and German Language proficiency are required
University of BambergJul 1568% / 7.290German Level Proficiency A1/A2 is required for few courses
JG University MainzMay 1570 - 80% / 7.5 - 8.5270
University of BremenJuly 1570 - 80% / 7.5 - 8.5325Deadlines for few programs are Jan and Apr
University of TubingenJuly 1575 - 85% / 8.0 - 9.01650

Eligibility for Pursuing Masters in Germany

To be eligible for a Masters in Germany, these are a broad list of prerequisites. Although, as already mentioned, there are several university-specific requirements

  • A 3-year undergraduate degree in a related field/discipline with the corresponding CGPA
  • Letter of Motivation or Statement of Purpose if opted for research oriented Masters program
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
  • IELTS / TOEFL
  • Official Transcripts

For Students from India:

Students are expected to have at least 70-78% from a reputed Indian University. They are also required to appear for GRE (by some Universities) and a score of above 300 should do the needful. Also, it can boost a student’s profile if he or she appears for the course even though the University has not requested it. IELTS (6.0) or TOEFL (100) is also required.

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    If you are in India, please have your documents officially certified by a notary.

    Alternatively, you can also have your documents certified by the issuing university. The certification must include the university’s seal and a signature by the student administration office, the dean, or the office responsible for examinations.

    In all cases, have your documents certified with a stamp in English or German.

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    Financial Aid

    International students prefer Germany as a destination for Masters in STEM and related disciplines also because of several opportunities for financial aid and/or fellowships. These are awarded based on individual profiles and university/course requirements. Several positions are available either at the websites of the universities and/or at the official website of DAAD.

    If you need any help with University Shortlisting, Letter of Motivation / SoP, or applications, reach out to us at [email protected]!

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    Diya completed her Integrated Masters Degree (BS-MS) in Biotechnology from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. She has also pursued a Masters in Cancer Research at the University of Montpellier, France working at the Cell Biology Research Institute of Montpellier (CRBM) for her thesis. She then moved to Mainz, Germany working as an independent researcher in Biochemistry and Biophysics.
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