M.A. International Sport Development and Politics
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!
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).
- 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
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).
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
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)
E.g. participation in research projects, scientific publications, etc.
E.g. employment certificates, interim references, internship certificates, work abroad, etc.
E.g. trainer´s certificates
Eligibility of Bachelor´s degree
Please complete the form to indicate the eligibility of your degree. This will be evaluated by the admission committee. The form is available for download here.
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.