Timeline applications 2019
On this webpage, we would like to inform you about the application process and timeline 2019. The application period will be 1–31 May 2019.
Subject test for the best candidates
The application process involves the applying through the UniAssist system (see Admission) and, as a second step, a subject test which will be open only to the best applicants.
What constitutes "best applicants"? In 2018, the cut-off for Brain-track applications was 1.3 (German grading system), for Mind-track applications 1.5 (German grading system). This means that we invited only those applicants who had GPAs of 1.3 (Brain) and 1.5 (Mind) or better. For 2019, we will only know about the cut-off grades for 2019 once all applications for 2019 have been evaluated (Summer 2019).
Invitation to take subject test 2019
We will send out the letters of invitation for the subject test in July 2019. The exact date will be made public in early July 2019.
If you do not receive an e-mail with an invitation then you were not invited to take the test. We will not send an extra e-mail to applicants not invited.
Invited applicants living/resident in Germany, Switzerland, Austria
You will take the subject test in Berlin in July 2019.
All other invited applicants
For all other applicants we will organize a test location in their country of residence. Tests will take place in July 2019.
Once you have told us where you currently live we will start to search for a test location and check back with you regarding the exact date and time of your test.
Please find information on the subject tests here:
Final decision on admission
You will receive the final decision on whether you have been accepted into our program by mid-August 2019.
Late admission without subject test
Please note that applicants who initially have not been invited to take the subject test still may get admitted on the basis of waiting time. This means that applicants with a high number of waiting semesters still have the chance to get in. They will not have to write the subject test.
Please find information on the waiting time for admission here:
Visa for students who took the test
Especially applicants coming from countries with time-consuming visa procedures – e.g., Iran, most countries on the African continent, and some countries in South America – will have to contact the German embassy for an appointment soon after mid-August 2019. You must not wait until you receive the definitive information that you have been accepted because it may be too late by then to get a visa in time for the start of the program!
Please turn to the respective German embassy on the basis of the letter you have received from Uni-Assist (pdf attachment in their e-mail to you, starting with the subject field: Your application number xxxxx) which confirms that you have turned in a complete and valid application for our program. (we would like to repeat: Please insist that the embassy supplies you with a visa appointment on the basis of this letter. If you and they wait until you get the final confirmation it may be too late to get a visa before the start of the program.)
Start of teaching period
The teaching period for master cohort 2019 will start at on 1 October 2019.