Physical aptitude test

Prospective students of the Bachelor´s degrees and the teacher training programme have to complete a physical aptitude test to demonstrate their particular applicability for studies in sport science.

The test itself acts as an assessment of various motor functions and is valid for 3 years. Usually, the test takes place twice a year. The first date is scheduled for early to mid February, the second soon after Pentecost.

To apply please follow the link in the right column. Please note that the application has to be submitted online. The signed application form and other relevant documents have to be sent on time by mail to the Examination Office of the GSU. Only applicants who have their school leaving certificate / high school diploma or who are in year 11 or 12 at school can apply. A doctor‘s certificate stating that the applicant is healthy and proof of the bank transfer of the application fee must also be included.


+++ It is possible to apply for a study place for the winter semester 2020/21, as well as for admission, without proof of the aptitude test! In the case of such an admission, proof of successful completion of the aptitude test must be provided at the earliest possible date - presumably February 2021. In this case, registration is conditional. Students who do not pass the next possible aptitude test will be exmatriculated. Please see the FAQ´s on the right side.+++


For the Physical Aptitude Test 20 individual performances must be completed. The minimum acceptable performance level to be achieved is fixed for every individual performance. If 19 of the 20 individual performance levels are reached, the test is considered to be passed. Hereby, the endurance performance must be achieved in the stipulated time. Should the second performance requirement on the day of the test not be achieved, the applicant is considered to have failed the test. In this case the applicant is required to discontinue the test. This does not apply to high performance athletes, disabled applicants etc.  For further information please note the requirements of the test in the right column.

Language of instruction

Please note that the physical aptitude test requires a basic understanding of the German language. Instructions and important information will be given in German. 

Next dates

February 2020

June 2020

no longer valid dates! See note below.

Time for applications

The physical aptitude test has been postponed. A new date has not yet been decided. This will depend on future changes in the situation. The registration deadline has been extended to 25.06.2020.

Online application



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