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⇒ Master programs

Terms of Admission:
University Entrance Qualification

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, inform yourself early about the requirements applicable to you!

Required Documents and Forms


Master program "
International Business Administration"
>> via uni-assist ! <<

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:
>> at the Viadrina ! <<

  1. Online Application / Enrollment

    1. Application or Enrollment for the 1st Semester:

      • The enrollment has to be done online in viaCampus!
        • When applying online for a degree program with restricted admission, certain documents and/or forms have possibly to be uploaded.
      • After submitting the online registration, a PDF file will be generated.
        • Page 1 is your request for admission or enrollment. You can print this out and personally sign it by hand or provide it with a digital signature. You must submit this request. In case of enrollment it must be submitted together with the required documents. In case of application only the request must be submitted, as all other documents have to be uploaded before.
        • The information on pages 2 and 3 is for your personal records. These pages do not need to be submitted.
      • Please also note the information under 5 Steps to the Viadrina >> Step 3: Application Procedures!

    2. Important for Application for a Higher Academic Semester:

  2. all Available Proofs of Previous Studies / Study Achievements

    Please enclose all proof of education beginning from the secondary school leaving certificate, e.g. degree certificate(s), transcript(s) of records, including the applied official grading scale(s)!

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


      • Officially Certified Copy(ies)
        • i.e. officially certified copy(ies) of the original certificate(s)!
        • 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 applicable to you.
        • Please, also note the information at 5 steps to the Viadrina >> Step 2: Preparation - Documents and Forms!

      • 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 thereof will be accepted. A separate translation is not required in this case.

      • Your degree certificate is not yet available?

    2. Transcript(s) of Records / Diploma Supplement(s)

  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. Tabular Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  5. 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.

  6. in Case of Changes to your Name/s
        • Add the proof of any changes to your name/s as officially certified copy!

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

  8. for Applications via uni-assist
        • Add the proof of payment of the uni-assist application-processing fee!

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.

Please, also note the information at 5 steps to the Viadrina >> Step 2: Preparation - Documents and Forms!

All the best for your application!