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Application with non-German Degree

If you earned your degree in a country other than Germany and wish to apply for the first or a higher subject-specific semester of a master’s program, you are required to submit your application to Freie Universität Berlin via uni-assist. Freie Universität Berlin will only accept applications provided with the uni-assist online form! You may select a maximum of two master's programs.

Applicants coming from China or Vietnam have to submit the original certification from an Academic Evaluation Centre (Akademische Prüfstelle - APS) in addition to the required documents. If the certification presented does not yet include the degree for the application to a master's program, then a so called recertification (Nachzertifizierung), confirming the degree, has to be submitted for re-registration to the following semester.

Please upload the following documents to the uni-assist application portal:



graduation certificate
(if you have completed your studies)

If you are applying for a higher subject-specific semester, this document is stringently required.

with a final grade 

official current transcript of records

with an overall grade 

official transcript of records for the master’s program and a current certificate of enrollment

only when applying for the higher subject-specific semesters

if applicable, current certificate of enrollment

in case you are currently enrolled or have been enrolled at a German university / college after completing your first degree

official translations of all certificates if issued in any language other than German or English

issued by sworn translators only or by an institution being entitled to translations for official purposes

proof of English knowledge

if required for the chosen master’s program

proof of other language knowledge

if required for the chosen master’s program

sufficient knowledge of German

(if required for the chosen master’s program)

depending on the requested study course

if applicable, additional study-related skills

if this is a selection criterion for the desired master’s program (please see the specific regulation on allocation of study placements)

completed special application sheet and all documents supporting your special application

if you file a special application

Please additionally upload the following documents to the uni-assist application portal if you are applying to any of the listed programs:

  • for the master’s programs Finance, Accounting and Taxation as well as Management and Marketing: your thesis or an equivalent paper incl. translation (German or English)
  • for the master’s program Business Information Systems the thesis prepared in previous academic program incl. translation (German or English), if you have not studied the bachelor's program Business Information Systems
  • for the master's program Psychology the registration for the bachelor's thesis incl. translation (German or English), in case you have not earned your final degree yet
  • for the master’s program Bioinformatics the self-disclosure form (see the department's website)
  • for the master’s program Data Science the self-disclosure form (see the department's website)
  • for the master’s program Cognitive Neuroscience the self-disclosure form (see the department's website)
  • in addition, the forms which are included in the online application form:
    for the master’s program Psychology: self-disclosure form (Selbstauskunftsformular), proof of activity with subject reference
    for the master’s program Global History: choice of university where you want to enroll

For the master’s of education program “Quereinstiegs-Master”:  Please inform yourself on the webpage of Dahlem School of Education (the webpage is only available in German) what documents are required.

Please check carefully, if you have submitted all required documents to uni-assist in due time. If this is not the case, your application is incomplete and will be excluded from the admission procedure.

Address for application documents (please use the online application form only)

Freie Universität Berlin
c/o uni-assist e.V.
D-11507 Berlin

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