M.Sc. Psychology in Sport and Exercise

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 which is only available during the application period. After registration via the online application portal the following documents have to be uploaded to the portal:  

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 

German and European applicants who do not yet have their degree certificate alternatively send a certificate that confirms the completion of their studies and indicates the final grade, issued by the universities examination office, as a PDF file to k.hecker@dshs-koeln.de until the 18th September!

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). 

    The test results must be submitted until 18th September at the latest.

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  

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.

All applicants with a foreign university degree send all documents mentioned under 1) and 2) additionally via postal mail as officially certified copies to the International Office. Officially certified translations are necessary for certificates that are not issued in German or English.

Address International Office:
German Sport University Cologne
International Office
Application Master
Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6
50933 Cologne

Online application

Application periods

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

For Non-EU citizens
Mid-April - 31st May

Contact for non-German applicants