How to apply for a Master's degree programme
- How to apply for a Master's degree programme taught in English language
- How to apply for a Master's degree programme taught in German language
- Apply for Visa
- Important notes for applicants from certain countries
At the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF) you can apply for a Master's degree programme which is taught in English (1) or in German (2).
Information on how to apply for a Master's degree programme taught in English are available at the appropriate website:
- Advanced Materials Analysis
- Advanced Mineral Resource Development (AMRD)
- Computational Materials Science (CMS)
- Geomatics for Mineral Resource Management
- Groundwater Management
- International Business and Resources in Emerging Markets (IBRE)
- Mathematics for Data and Resource Sciences
- Mechanical and Process Engineering (MPE)
- Metallic Materials Technology (MMT)
- Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management (MoRe)
- Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM)
- Technology and Application of Inorganic Engineering Materials (TAIEM)
A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) is required to apply successfully to a Master's degree programme. Most of our Masters are consecutive programmes (meaning: they built up on a specific Bachelor's programme of the TUBAF). The content of our Bachelor's degree programmes you find in the examination and study regulations as well as in the module handbook of the respective degree programme.
To be admitted to a Master's degree programme taught in German language, adequate command of German language is required. The following rules apply:
- To be admitted, the certificate Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang – DSH-2 or an equivalent language certificate (see below) is required. Students with the grade DSH-1 in the DSH exam cannot begin to study.
- At the time of application, applicants must already provide proof of German language skills at level B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
- Students have the option to attend intensive German courses at the International University Center at levels B2 and C1. At the end of the C1 course you can take the DSH exam and obtain the DSH-2 certificate.
You are not required to to take the DSH examination if one of the following cases applies to you:
- You completed your Abitur in Germany
- You have passed the German language section of the qualification assessment examination ("Feststellungsprüfung").
- You have the certificate German Language Diploma (Level II) from the German Standing Conference of Ministres of Education and Culture.
- You have the certificate "Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom" (GDS).
- You have the certificate "German as a Foreign Language Test" (Test DaF) with the result intermediate level (TDN 4) in all four sections.
- You have the certificate "telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule".
Individual modules (lectures) in German-language degree programmes are taught in English. Additionally, some of the specialist literature is only available in English. Therefore it is very important that, in addition to the German language skills, a student has also good command of English (at least at level B2).
The application for a Master's degree programme takes place via the University portal TU Bergakademie Freiberg.
First you have to register in the system. Then the system will guide you through the application process.
A certified translation into German or English is required for each application document if it is not available in at least one of these languages. To apply, you must submit the document in its original language and in the certified translation.
What a "certified translation" is and who may produce it varies from country to country. In general, however, it is an official translation, since it is produced by an expert translator approved in the country concerned by the relevant association or body.
A certified copy is usually issued by a German diplomatic mission abroad in your country.
An application for a place at the TUBAF is only possible within a certain application period. Different application periods apply to different applicant groups. You can find the application period that applies to you on the website "Application for Admission".
You can find helpful information about visa for studying in Germany on the website study-in-germany.de of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):
- Visa and residence permit – Applying for the correct visa
- Proof of financial resources 10,332 Euros for one year
Whether you need a visa for Germany or not you can see on the website of the Federal Foreign Office: Overview of visa requirements/exemptions for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany
In addition to the complete application applicants from China have to submit another document issued by the Academic Board of Examiners in Beijing concerning the evidence of their results which has been validated. Without this document the applications cannot be processed. The address of the Board of Examiners is:
Akademische Prüfstelle des Kulturreferates der
Deutschen Botschaft Peking
Landmark Tower 2 / Büro 0311
8 Dongsanhuanbeilu Chaoyang Bezirk
Telephone: +86 10 65 90 71 38
Fax: +86 10 65 90 71 40
E-mail: kuaps163bj [dot] com
In addition to the complete application applicants from Vietnam have to submit another document issued by the Academic Board of Examiners in Hanoi concerning the evidence of their results which has been validated. Without this document the applications cannot be processed. The address of the Board of Examiners is:
Deutsche Botschaft in Hanoi - APS
29 Tran Phu
Q. Ba Dinh
Telephone: 0084 4 / 845 38 36-7
Fax: 0084 4 / 843 99 69
E-mail: ku-101hano [dot] auswaertiges-amt [dot] de