Application to English-taught Master's Courses

Application deadlines

winter semester (01.10 - 31.03)

  • 31.05. | non-EU citizens
  • 15.07. | EU citizens
  • 15.09. | applicants with a German admission qualification

summer semester (01.04 - 30.09)

  •     -      | no admission for non-EU citizens
  • 15.01. | EU citizens
  • 15.03. | applicants with a German admission qualification

Application process

Please apply directly to Trier University. Our application process is available online using the Porta icon on our homepage.

Note: An application at „Arbeits- und Servicestelle für ausländische Studienbewerbung“ (uni-assist e.V.). is neither necessary nor helpful for your application to Trier University.

1. Register and apply online (please ensure you are aware of the dates and deadlines)

2. A check-list detailing which documents need to be sent to the University is provided in the application portal (Porta)

3. Send the required documents to:

    Universität Trier
    54286 Trier  

    → Personal contact

Important Notes:

  • All documents must be received by the deadline in order for your application to be considered complete and to be assessed.
  • A street address is not required when mailing documents as the postal code is sufficient.

Application Documents

Within the application portal, a checklist of all required documents is provided.
Examples of required documents may include:

  • Request for Enrolment (once you have completed your online registration in PORTA, you will be able to print out a PDF document which is called “Request for Enrolment”)
  • Officially certified copies (with translations in German or English) of:
    • your University Entrance Qualification (certificate of qualification for enrolling at an university) including subject and grade overview
    • previously obtained degrees (master's, bachelor's, etc.) and the related Transcript(s) of Records
    • Proof of English language skills
  • Copy of your Identity Card or Passport (uncertified)
  • Proof of payment for the processing fee of 50 Euros
  • Chinese, Vietnamese and Mongolian applicants have to submit an APS Certificate

Please note:

  • Incomplete or incorrectly filled out applications will not be processed!
  • A copy of an officially certified document is not valid and will not be accepted when a certified document is required. For more information about the certification procedure, please click here
  • As previously noted, you will find a complete list of all required documents in the application portal.

Questions? Please contact the Students´ Registry for International Students.


Trier University does not charge any tuition fees.
However, there is an an application fee for international students, as well as an enrolment fee once you are accepted and a semester fee for each subsequent semester.

Please note:

If you have previously completed a degree at the same level to which you have applied, this application is considered as a second degree programme.

Pursuant to Section 70 (3) of the Higher Education Act Rhineland-Palatinate, fees are to be charged for, among other things, secondary studies. According to current state ordinance no. 3.6, on fees in the fields of science, further education and research (special schedule of fees), the fee for a second study, which is completed after earning a first university degree, is 650 euros per semester.

Application Requirements

Language requirements

Applicants must prove their language proficiency in English (level C1, based on the Common European Framework) by one of the following tests, undertaken within the past three years:

  • TOEFL (Code 9208): a minimum of (at least) 215 points (computer based) or 550 points (paper based) or 80 points (internet based)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • IELTS (a minimum of 6.0 points)
  • UNIcert III

Equivalent to one of the tests is proof of:

  • Native speaker
  • Two years of full time study in an English taught course, in an English speaking country and undertaken within the past two years
  • At least 5 school years of English in secondary education and at least 5 points in English at "Abitur" level (only Germany and Luxembourg)