Application and Enrollment

For a successful application you need to meet the academic and language prerequisites described under Requirements.

Please prepare the following supporting documents:

  • An officially certified copy of your secondary school leaving certificate which qualifies you to study at university level in your home country
  • Officially certified copies of all other relevant documents such as academic transcripts, final degree certificates, etc.
  • Proof of English language proficiency

Officially certified copies of documents 

Official certification of your copied documents can only be done by a public notary, the municipal administration or other state-run institutions. 
In foreign countries, copies can also be certified by the German Embassy, a German Consulate or the responsible public institutions of the respective country. 
Please make sure the official stamp on your certification includes an emblem from the certification office. A simple text stamp will not be sufficient. 

Please note: 

  • Translation of documents
    If your supporting documents are written in a language other than English or German, you must include an officially certified translation into any one of these languages.
  • Acceptance of documents
    Only complete applications will be accepted. Incomplete sets of documents will not be processed while documents arriving after the deadline will be considered for the next admission phase. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to have his/her documents completed and sent in time. For non-EU applicants, please visit Uni-Assist for further information.

If you are a German citizen or have obtained your school leaving certificate from a German language institution, please click here for application: online application
For all other applicants, please submit your application via the Uni-Assist Online Portal.

The Master's Degree Program "Applied Neurosciences in Sports & Exercise" always starts at the winter term (October). Therefore, the application periods are

- Dec 1st - May 31st from abroad

- June 1st - Sep 21st from Germany

in the same year.

Please, keep in mind that after acceptance from Paderborn University you might need to apply for a visa which can be a time-consuming process.  

Note: Due to the current Corona situation, it is possible to apply with simple copies initially and submit certified documents by July 15th, 2020.

Paderborn University will inform you about the decision of the examination board. You will receive written notice approximately 1-2 months before the start of the program.

The notice of admission

  • is only valid for the specified program and the upcoming semester
  • contains an acceptance form. You must complete this form to state whether or not you intend to enroll in the course. Once you have received the notice of admission, you must accept the offer until a certain deadline specified on the admission documents