Application Master

Each year you can apply online for the Master Programmes at the German Sport University Cologne for the upcoming winter semester. Please note: no applications will be accepted after the deadline has passed!

The following deadlines apply:

For Germans and EU-citizens - 15th July 2021
(application possible from beginning of June) 

For Non-EU citizens - 31st May 2021
(application possible from April 19th)


Please note:

Due to the Corona pandemic, application periods as well as the lecture periods within the set semester timeframes are subject to potential changes.

The German Sport University will react to the dynamics of the pandemic in accordance with the official regulations put in place by the federal government and the state of North-Rhine Westphalia.

Please check the website regularly for the latest developments and adjustments.

All applicants have to apply through our online application portal (mySpoho, see link on the right) which is only available during the application period. After registration via the online application portal the documents listed below have to be uploaded to the portal. The legal basis for the Master admission process is outlined in the admissions regulations, see all regulations here).

1. Study diploma and diploma supplement/transcript of records
  • Transcript of records, indicating all courses (including grade) and the number of credit points and/or the number of hours. 
  • Certificate with the average grade of your degree including the respective grading table 
2. Language Skills

For all study degrees that are taught in German applicants require a German language certificate. For a degree which is taught in English all applicants require a valid English language certificate

  • German language
    We only accept DSHII, TestDaF TN4 or Telc C1 "Hochschule" certificates level "good" for the proof of German language no older than two years at the time of the deadline expiry date.
  • English language

    For the Master's Degree courses "Sports Management", "Human Technology in Sports and Medicine", "International Sports Development and Politics" and "Psychology in Sports and Exercise" special knowledge of English must also be provided by one of the following language test certificates: TOEFL iBT (≥ 95 points), IELTS (≥ 7 points) or Cambridge Certificate (CAE) at C1 level in accordance with the European Reference Framework for Languages (GER).

3. Curriculum vita

For the 'M.Sc. Sport Management', 'M.Sc. Human Technology in Sports and Medicine', 'M.Sc. Psychology in Sport and Exercise' and 'M.A. International Sport Development and Politics'  in English, for all other Master´s degrees in German language 

4. Motivational letter

The motivational letter shall explain your interest for the main subject areas of the Master´s degree, your motives for commencing the studies and your medium-term professional goals (for the 'M.Sc. Sport Management', 'M.Sc. Human Technology in Sports and Medicine', 'M.Sc. Psychology in Sport and Exercise' and 'M.A. International Sport Development and Politics'  in English language)

5. Proof of scientific performance

E.g. participation in research projects, scientific publications, etc. 

6. Proof of work experience

E.g. employment certificates, interim references, internship certificates, work abroad, etc. 

7. Proof of practical sporting experience

E.g. trainer´s certificates  

The certificates and documents mentioned under 1) till 4) are mandatory. The documents 5)- 7) are not mandatory and depend on the individual experience in the respective field.

Officially certified translations are necessary for certificates that are not issued in German or English.

Online application

Application periods

For Germans and EU-citizens
Early June - 15th July

For Non-EU citizens
19th April - 31st May

Contact for non-German applicants

Personal office hours on site
Mon & Wed 9:00 -11:00 & 14:00-15:00  

Further individual appointments with the responsible contact persons are possible. These appointments are agreed upon by arrangement on site, via Webex or by telephone.

Open telephone consultation hours
Mon-Fri 9:00-11:00
Mon-Thu 14:00-15:00