Psychology - Master of Science (MSc)

Application period (cut-off period)

winter semester:    01 April - 15 May 
                                
summer semester:  ---

This is how you apply:

Step 1: Registration in the campus portal of Ulm University
You register online via "My personal campus portal".
After self-registration, you will receive an e-mail with the activation code and a request to confirm your personal account in the campus portal of Ulm University.

Step 2: Application in the campus portal of Ulm University
You submit your application via "My personal campus portal" and upload the required documents.

 

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Further information

  • 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 2.2 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 2.5 or better
     

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

 

 

When submitting your application via "My personal campus portal", you must upload the following documents:

  • Bachelor's degree diploma and bachelor's degree certificate with final grade as well as overview of subjects and grades / transcript of records with credit points / Diploma Supplement if available
  • If you have not yet completed your higher education degree: overview of subjects and grades/transcript of records issued by the higher education institution with the total credit points earned up to the application deadline and an indication of the provisional average grade.
  • For non-German-taught bachelor's degree programme: proof of German language proficiency
  • In the case of a higher education degree from China, Vietnam or India: APS certificate or APS confirmation
  • In the case of a foreign higher education degree: grading scale of the degree programme with indication of the lowest passing grade and maximum grade for the degree, to be shown on the bachelor's degree diploma/bachelor's degree certificate or on an official document of the higher education institution.
  • If proof and documents to be submitted are not written in German or English, additionally an official translation into German or English is required
  • In case of hardship or place-bound studies in the public interest: explanatory letter and supporting documents
  • For applicants who do not come from an EU country or the European Economic Area and have a German higher education entrance qualification (“Abitur”): proof of higher education entrance qualification

Please note:

  • It is not necessary to certify the supporting documents.
  • When submitting the application, all required supporting documents must be uploaded. Subsequent submission is not possible.
  • Application documents in paper form, as a fax or by e-mail will not be accepted.
  • A document issued in another name must be supplemented by documentary evidence of the change of name.
  • Further supporting documents may be required for your application.

 

 

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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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 €30,00.

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

Selection thresholds in the allocation procedure

winter semester 2017/18:
Available places: 102
Applications: 720
Admissions:
- 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
Admissions: 
- 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 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 current specialist medical statement/report must be submitted. This must contain information on the origin, severity, course and treatment options of the illness as well as a prognosis on the further course of the illness. Special health reasons must exist which make it absolutely necessary for the student to take up studies immediately.
  • 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.

 

Dependence on study location in the interest of the public (Ortsbindung; mainly top athletes)

1% of the study places (with a minimum of one place) are allocated on the basis of dependence on study location in the interest of the public (Ortsbindung). This applies to applicants who fall into a certain category determined by the University, whose consideration is of particular interest to the public and who are tied to Ulm as place of study due to justified circumstances.
These are in particular applicants who belong to a national-level Olympic, prospective, supplementary or team sports squad or a junior squad 1 of the German Olympic Sports Confederation.

Please note:

  • The claim of dependence on study location in the interest of the public is to be made in the course of your online application. Prerequisite is the fulfilment of the admission requirements for the master’s programme.  
  • You need to submit an explanatory statement elaborating your dependence on study location in the interest of the public including single copies of supporting documents within the application deadline.
  • A dependence on study location in the interest of the public will be considered only if you have not been allocated a place in the selection procedure and on the basis of hardship.

Further information on the master's programme Psychology.