Application & requirements

Applicants for the Master’s degree programme M.Sc. in Sport Physiotherapy must prove the following qualifications:

    Professional skills

    Professional skills

    Before you start your studies, you must prove of the following qualifications:

    • an undergraduate degree (B.A., B.Sc. or Diploma) with a minimum of 180 credit points


    • vocational training as a physiotherapist


    • at least one year’s practical experience as a physiotherapist.


    Please note: In order to finally obtain the Master’s degree, you need a total of 300 credit points according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ETCS). When completing the Master’s degree programme M.Sc. in Sport Physiotherapy at the German Sport University Cologne, you will acquire 60 credit points. This means, that in case you have completed a Bachelor's degree with less than 240 points, you must provide additional evidence for the missing credit points (difference of 240 to 180) before you register your Master's thesis. These credits points can be acquired through subject-specific continuing education, activities in competitive sports or science, which is shown exemplary in the credit catalogue.


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    Language skills

    Language skills

    To study at a German university you have to make proof of your German language skills. The language of instruction in this Master’s programme is German. However, English texts are also used. Foreign applicants may take part in the Master’s programme as long as they have command of the German language. Candidates are required to have passed one of the following two university language examinations:

    • DSH Level 2 (“DSH“ is the abbreviation of “Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber”, resp. “German Language Examination for University Admission of Foreign Student Applicants”).


    • TestDaF (The “TestDaF” is a language examination at advanced level. It ranges from level B2 to C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference and is the language qualification recognized by all German universities as an admission requirement.)


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