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Department of Sports and Health
Sport Science
Study Program
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Requirements

The following requirements have to be met if you want to apply to the Master’s Degree Program „Applied Neurosciences in Sports & Exercise“.

Academic Prerequisites

1. A certificate of university entrance (general or specific to a relevant subject) or, in accordance with a legal ordinance, a certificate of entrance to a university of applied sciences or a certificate of previous educational qualification recognized as equivalent by legal regulation or by the relevant state authority, or satisfaction of the requirements for qualification through professional training or the requirements of the regulations for admission for applicants from abroad

2. A degree qualification that meets the following requirements:

a) It must be an initial university degree with professional qualification with a normal study period of at least six semesters from Paderborn University or a state or state-recognized university or a state or state-recognized university of cooperative education. Degree qualifications from a foreign state or state-recognized university allow admission provided that the competence acquired does not differ significantly from a degree from Paderborn University as per clause 1. For foreign educational qualifications, the equivalence agreements of the Conference of Education Ministers and the Conference of University Rectors or corresponding statutory regulations shall be observed. Insofar as agreements and conventions of the Federal Republic of Germany with other states about equivalence in the university sector (equivalence agreements) work to the advantage of students of foreign countries notwithstanding clause 2, the regulations of the equivalence agreement shall take precedence. In the event of doubt about the existence or absence of significant differences, the Central Agency for Foreign Education shall also be consulted. The Examinations Board shall determine compliance with the requirements of clause 2.

b) The degree qualification must be in a sports science, health science, physiotherapy or  neuroscience subject. The Examinations Board shall determine compliance with these requirements.

Language Prerequisites

A knowledge of English at the B2 level of the Common European Reference Framework for Languages (CEFR). Knowledge of English can be demonstrated in particular by means of an Abitur (school-leaving) certificate confirming that Level B2 has been achieved, by a bachelor’s degree taught in the English language or by TOEFL (internet-based: 87 points), IELTS (5.5), Cambridge ESOL (FCE) or Unicert II. The certificate provided must be no older than a maximum of two years, calculated from the start of the semester in which enrollment takes place.

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