Master program

Application for a master program

Application for a master program

The evidence of one of the following qualifications provides applicants with German certificates access to a master program:

  • Successfully completed first university degree (e.g. Diploma or Bachelor)

  • Successfully completed degree of a state or state-approved university of cooperative education

    Usually the approval takes place on the basis of the formal validation of your application documents (aptitude test) and possibly an oral interview.

    You find the admission requirements of your chosen major and the application period in the academic regulations and the examination regulations and procedures of the respective major.

    Please remember that the bachelor degree with which you want to begin your master studies at TU Ilmenau must be in the same or a closely matching subject as the master program that you want to attend.

    Required documents

    Please apply online via our applicants portal. You will be guided through the application process and will be able to upload all necessary documents.

    Required documents which need to be uploaded during the application process are:

    • secondary school certificate (e.g. Abitur, Matura (Higher) Secondary School Certificate….)
    • transcripts of studies at other universities
    • results of the university Bachelor degree from education in your home country
    • certificate of any previous German knowledge (at least B2)
    • TOEFL-score or IELTS-score result, if you want to enroll for any program taught fully in English

    Please scan the doucments in the original and as a certified translation (German or English).

    Required language skills (German)

    If you want to do a Master's course taught in German you need one of the following proofs of knowledge of German:

    • DSH level 2 (German Language Exam for Academic Purposes)
    • TestDaF: 3 subtests scoring 4, 1 subtest scoring 3 (social science subjects)
    • TestDaF: TestDaF: 2 subtests scoring 4, 2 subtest scoring 3 (applies only to engineering and science subjects)
    • DSD level 2
    • telc (German) level C1
    • Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung of the Goethe Institute
    • Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom of the Goethe Institute
    • Bachelor of "German Studies"

    Required language skills (English)

    If you want to do a Master's course taught in English you need one of the following proofs of knowledge of English:

      • TOEFL IBT score 79
      • TOEFL CBT score 250
      • TOEFL ITP score 550
      • TOIC score 800
      • IELTS level 6.5

      (Conditional) Admission

      If you have the required language skills and the range and content of your bachelor study qualifies you for the desired master program you are admitted to the master program.

      If one of the both certificates mentioned above is missing, the conditional admission to the master program with an invitation to the preparatory course for the pre-study (Academic Preparation Course) is carried out, given that all other formal admission criteria are fulfilled. Here you can acquire the necessary linguistic and subject-specific knowledge.

      Semester fees

      Studying at TU Ilmenau is basically feeless. However, before the beginning of each semester, the semester fee must be paid to ensure your matriculation. At the same time this is your confirmation of continued studies which will indicate that you will continue your studies in the next semester. The semester fee of € 129,88 (+ onetime € 15 for the student ID card Thoska+ at the time of enrollment) is made up of contributions for the student services, the student body and the semester ticket. Information on the composition, payment deadlines and amount can be found here.