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⇒ Master programs


    Important Information concerning
    Application Procedures for the Winter Semester 2020/2021 !

     Contrary to some information on these pages, the following currently applies:

    • Certifications:
      Documents and forms are accepted without official certification if it is currently not possible to obtain them.

    • Mail delivery:
      Documents and forms are also accepted digitally as an upload as part of the online application, provided that submission in paper form is currently not possible.

    • Please note:
      If you are admitted to study at the Viadrina, i.e. you have received a study place, all documents and forms must be submitted to the Viadrina in the required form (see below) latest for enrollment (paper form!).



Terms of Admission

Prerequisite for the admission to a graduate study program is the successful graduation from a university (Bachelor or equivalent). This qualification must be equivalent to a degree obtained in Germany.

Please be aware that the equivalence of the foreign degree to a German graduation can vary from country to country. This means that in certain cases, the fulfilment of other prerequisites (e.g. APS) may be mandatory prior to the admission. Please enquire about the necessary requirements in time!

If you have doubts whether your qualification is valid, do not hesitate to contact us.

Required Documents and Forms


Please note:   Master program "INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION"

Applicants for the master program "International Business Administration" fill out the online application at uni-assist. For your application via uni-assist you need all required documents and forms mentioned from point 2 in the list below, plus eventually necessary documents for uni-assist (e.g. the proof of payment of the uni-assist application-processing fee). Please inform yourself accordingly!




All other Master programs:

  1. Printed Application Form - completely filled in and personally signed

    1. when applying for the 1st semester:

      You apply directly at the VIADRINA, i.e.:
      • First you apply online with viaCampusAfter completing the online application, a PDF is generated. The first page of the PDF-file is your application form. Print it and sign it personally by hand!
      • Additionally you have to send your application form together with all necessary documents in paper form, i.e. in an envelope to the VIADRINA.

    2. when applying for a advanced semesters:
      • Important: You will need additionally a permission by the faculty to start studying in a advanced semesters.
      • Contact the respective study advisor and gain permission before starting the application process!

  2. all Available Proofs of Previous Studies / Study Achievements

    1. Graduation / Degree Certificate(s)
      (min. Bachelor or Equivalent)


      • Officially Certified Copy(ies)
        • This qualification must be equivalent to a degree obtained in Germany. The equivalence of foreign degrees to a German graduation can vary from country to country (see above).
        • Please enquire about the respective requirements.

      • and Official Translation(s)
        • This translation must be issued by a certified translator!
        • Must be translated into either German or English!
          If your university provides a German or English version, an officially certified copy therof will be accepted.

      • Your degree certificate is not yet available?

    2. Transcript(s) of Records

      • officially certified copy  &  official translation
        • Including the applied official grading scale!
        • Concerning translation refer to information given above (2.1.).

  3. Proof of Required Language Skills

        • German: for all study programs held in German
          Please check accepted tests and the respective requirements.
          Those proofs have to be submitted as an officially certified copy!

          Be aware:
          • The proof of your current German language skills (min. B2) must be submitted as an officially certified copy with all other application documents already at the time of application.
          • The proof of the required German language skills must be submitted, in case of admission for studying, as an officially certified copy or in original latest at the time of enrollment.

        • English and Other Languages:
          Accepted tests and the respective requirements differ according to your respective master program as well as the time for submission. Please check carefully!

  4. Copy of Passport
        • A simple non-certified copy is required.
        • It must clearly show: the passport holders name, date and place of birth as well as your signature.

  5. Additional Documents
        • Be aware: Depending on the master program additional documents may be required.

What is "Official Certification" / "Official Translation"?


Please do not submit any original documents! Please send photocopies.

Remember, the correct authorities must officially certify and translate certain photocopies!

      • Applicants from EU-countries: Photocopies can be officially certified by a notary, by schools, or by universities.

      • Applicants from non EU-countries: Photocopies have to be officially certified at a German consulate or by an authorized notary.

All the best for your application!