Psychology - Master of Science (MSc)


The voluntary academic test takes place on 26 June 2020.

Latest update

The admission office (Abt. II-1 Zulassung) has been closed for visitors until further notice.

All counselling is done by email.

Please send your application documents by mail or fax.

Please do not use staples, paper clips, plastic sleeves or similar for your application documents.


Application period (cut-off period)

winter semester:    15 April - 15 May 
summer semester:  ---

Online application

Application is currently not available!

How to apply:

1. Step: Online application
Apply online and print out the application for admission as well as the data view.

2. Step: Submit documents
Send the signed application including all application documents to

Universität Ulm
Abteilung II-1 Zulassung
89069 Ulm | Germany

All documents must be received in paper form within the application period.


Leif-Erik Ott

office hours: Mon., Wed., Thu. 9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Tue. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Mon. till Thu. 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m

Dept. II-1 Admissions Office
Helmholtzstraße 22
89069 Ulm
Room: HeHo 22 E 65
Telephone: +4973150-24444

Further information

  • Entrance requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a bachelor's degree with largely equivalent contents with a minimum of 45 credit points obtained in the field of Psychology and 28 of those in the areas of methodology and diagnostics.
    • a bachelor's degree with an average grade of 2.6 or better
      or if you have not yet completed your degree:
      study achievements and examination results with a minimum of 140 credit points and an average grade of 2.9 or better

    For legally binding information please see the MSc Psychology admissions statutes.



  • Application documents


    Application documents

    Upon completing the online application you need to submit the following documents in paper form within the application deadline:

    • application for admission (with original signature)
    • data view (protocol of the online application)
    • bachelor's degree certificate stating the average grade plus a transcript of records with credit points
    • if the programme has not yet been completed: transcript of records issued by the higher education institution including overall average grade and total credit points (ECTS)
    • Form requesting subject-specific additional information
    • for non German-language of the bachelor's degree: proof of required German language proficiency
    • for applicants with Chinese and Vietnamese degree: the original of the APS certificate
    • for applicants with a degree from abroad: grading scale of the higher education institution
    • additional certified translations of documents that were not issued in German/English
    • for claims of hardship: letter of explanation and proof of exceptional case

      Please note:
    • Simple, non-attested copy of each document, no authentication needed (exemption: APS certificate)
    • Incomplete applications (missing details or documents) will be rejected
    • We do not accept applications and supporting documents sent by email
    • The application documents become property of Ulm University and will not be returned. Therefore, please do not send originals. Candidates who reapply must resubmit the complete documentation; it is not possible to refer to documents on file at Ulm University.
    • If you are absent during the application process and therefore cannot apply at Ulm University yourself, it is possible to authorise someone else to do so for you. Valid forms of authorisation:
      - notarised letter of authority
      - power of attorney
      - letter of authority - download template in PDF format
      Please note: signatures must be originals


  • Application portal


    Upon completing the online application you will receive a confirmation email with your access details for the application portal, where you can find details on the status of your application and other notifications.

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  • Selection procedure


    Should the number of qualified applications exceed the number of available places, the selection will be made on the basis of a ranking list.

    The ranking list is based on the following criteria:

    • average grade of the bachelor's degree, or average grade of the study achievements and exam results obtained up to the application cut-off date;

    Taking the voluntary academic test improves your chances for admission greatly. Only applicants who fulfil the entrance requirements and receive an invitation two weeks prior to the test date may participate. The test usually takes place at the end of June and costs €20,00.

    Further information about the test you can find at the course information.

  • Selection thresholds

    Selection thresholds in the allocation procedure

    winter semester 2017/18:
    Available places: 102
    Applications: 720
    - average grade of 1.0 in bachelor's degree or current study achievements for applications without voluntary academic test
    - average grade of 1.9 in bachelor's degree or current study achievements for applications with voluntary academic test

    winter semester 2018/19:
    Available places: 102
    Applications: 663
    - no admissions without voluntary academic test
    - average grade of 2.0 in bachelor's degree or current study achievements for applications with voluntary academic test


  • Claims of hardship


    Claims of hardship in master's programmes with restricted admission

    5% of all available places (one place minimum) are reserved for cases of exceptional hardship.

    Exceptional hardship applies particularly to cases where it is absolutely necessary for the applicant to begin their studies without delay due to health reasons or equally serious circumstances. Applicants who depend on Ulm as place of study due to exceptional family, social or economic circumstances may claim hardship as well.

    Please note:

    • The claim of hardship is to be made in the course of the online application. Prerequisite is the fulfilment of the admission requirements for the master's programme.
    • An explanatory statement including single copies of supporting documents must be submitted within the application deadline. In the case of health reasons, a certificate from a medical specialist must be submitted confirming that immediate commencement of studies is absolutely necessary.
    • Claims of hardship will be assessed after the application cut-off date.

    Claims of hardship will be considered only from applicants who were not allocated a study place in the allocation procedure based on performance.


  • Information on the master's programme Psychology

    Further information on the master's programme Psychology.