Application to English-taught Master's Courses

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Here you can find all information about the application procedure if you want to apply for english-taught Master's courses at Trier University.
Information on the english-taught Master's courses can be found at

Application deadlines | winter semester 2020/21

Application deadlines in winter semester 2020/21

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Application period for students with german university admission qualifications 
     subjects with admission restriction (Bachelor)01.07. - probably 20.08
     subjects with admission restriction (Master)12.05. - probably 20.08.
     subjects without admission restriction12.05. - 15.09.2020
Application period for foreign students... 
     subjects with admission restriction (Bachelor)01.07. - probably 20.08
     subjects with admission restriction (Master)12.05. - probably 20.08.
     subjects without admission restriction12.05. - 15.07.2020
...non EU-citizens 
     subjects with admission restriction (Bachelor)01.07. - probably 20.08
     subjects with admission restriction (Master)12.05. - probably 20.08.
     subjects without admission restriction (Bachelor and Master)12.05. - 15.07.2020
     english taught masters (without admission restriction)12.05. - 31.05.2020

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”) - a detailed checklist of required documents is automatically printed
  • 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
    • document stating your final GPA of your university degree, if it is not listed at your 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 and Vietnamese applicants have to submit an APS Certificate

Please note:

  • Incomplete or incorrectly filled out applications will not be processed!
  • Due tot he COVID-19 pandemic there are restrictions in the postal service in serveral countries and some German embassies are closed. Make sure that you arrange the sending of your documents as hard copies in paper form before transferring the fee. The fee cannot be refunded, irrespective whether documents were received or not.
  • 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 write an e-mail to admissionuni-trierde.

Application requirements

Language requirements

Applicants must prove their English language proficiency level C1, based on the Common European Framework  through one of the following tests. The test must have been taken within the last three years:

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

Equivalent to one of the tests is proof of:

  • Native speaker coming from Great Britain, North-Ireland, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or Malta
  • Two years of full time study in an English taught program, in an English speaking country like Great Britain, North-Ireland, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malta, 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)


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.