How to apply for a Master degree programme

At TU Bergakademie Freiberg you can apply for a Master's programme which is taught in English (1) or in German (2).

1. How to apply for a Master programme taught in English language

Information on how to apply for a Master programme taught in English are available at the appropriate website:

 

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2. How to apply for a Master programme taught in German language

2.1. Entry requirements

Higher Education Certificate

A Bachelor degree (or an equivalent) is required to apply successfully to a Master degree programme. Most of our Master degree programmes are consecutive programmes (meaning: they built up on a specific Bachelor degree programme of TU Bergakademie Freiberg). The content of our Bachelor degree programmes you find in the examination and study regulations as well as in the module handbook of the respective degree programme.

Language proficiency

A) Command of German: B1 to apply, DSH-2 for studies

To be admitted to a Master degree programme taught in German language, adequate command of German language is required. The following rules apply:

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".

B) Command of English: B2

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).

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2.2. Application documents

  • Completed form Application for admission (Additional information to the application form)
  • Certified copie/s of higher education certificate/s (e. g. Bachelor certificate)
  • If necessary: officially attested translations of the above into German or English (see Certified translation)
  • Certified copy of a proof of German language proficiency (see Entry requirements)
  • Up-to-date passport photo

Certified translation

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.

Certified copy

A certified copy is usually issued by a German diplomatic mission abroad in your country.

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2.3. Application deadlines for Master programmes taught in German

Most study programmes begin in the winter semester (October 1). If you would like to start your studies in the summer semester (1 April), please check the web page study programmes to see if this is possible for your desired study programme.

The following application deadlines for applicants from abroad apply:

1. Application deadlines in case a study preparatory course (e.g. German language intensive course or Studienkolleg/Preparatory College) is required:

  • 30 April for the following winter semester
  • 31 October for the following summer semester

Note: These deadlines also apply to those applicants who wish to take the DSH exam at TU Bergakademie Freiberg immediately before the start of their studies.

2. Application deadlines in case you are ready to study in Germany and in German language without further preparation:*

  • 15 July for the following winter semester
  • 15 January for the following summer semester

(* This means that you already have direct access to higher education in Germany and the DSH-2 certificate or an equivalent language certificate)

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2.4. Application address

Applications for a Master programme in German language are processed by TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Please send your complete application documents to this address:

TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Zulassungsbuero
Akademiestr. 6
09599 Freiberg
Germany

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3. Apply for Visa

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):

The website studying-in-germany.org has this useful article about

 

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

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4. Important notes for applicants from certain countries

Information for Chinese applicants

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
100004 Beijing

Telephone: +86 10 65 90 71 38
Fax: +86 10 65 90 71 40
E-mail: kuapsat163bj [dot] com

 

Information for Moroccan applicants

The precondition for the accreditation of Moroccan applicants for the TU Bergakademie Freiberg is the certification of qualification for university matriculation (Baccalaureat de l’enseignement secondaire) with grade „assez bien“ or better or the certification of qualification for university matriculation with grade „passable“ together with at least one successful year of studies in home country.

 

Information for Vietnamese applicants

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
Hanoi/Vietnam

Telephone: 0084 4 / 845 38 36-7
Fax: 0084 4 / 843 99 69
E-mail: ku-101athano [dot] auswaertiges-amt [dot] de
Website: http://www.hanoi.diplo.de

 

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