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Admission Requirements


  • For admission to the Master’s program in Materials Science, a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the fields of materials science, physics, chemistry, or materials science and engineering is required. A degree in a related discipline might be deemed equivalent by the examination board, subject to evaluation of the documents submitted by the applicant. In the majority of cases a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering does not provide the required ECTS credits (see below).

  • All applicants have to submit proof of having obtained at least 16 ECTS credits in each of the following subjects: (1) Materials Science, (2) Physics, (3) Chemistry. To evaluate if you fulfill this requirement, you have to list corresponding courses in the evaluation form, which you have to submit as part of your application documents. Note: Applicants who graduated from Augsburg University do not have to submit this form.

  • If, at the time of application, the documentation of your Bachelor’s degree is not yet available, a current transcript of records must be submitted and the diploma and associated documents submitted within one year of commencing the Master’s program.

  • Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of a sufficient knowledge of English corresponding to level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Currently, equivalences to B2 in terms of one of internationally recognized test methods (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) are as follows:

    • TOEFL TOEFL (paper-based) score of at least 550 or

    • TOEFL TOEFL (computer-based) score of at least 213 or

    • TOEFL TOEFL (internet-based) score of at least 80 or

    • IELTS-Overall Band Score of at least 6.5 (out of 9)

      Note: You do not have to submit this proof if you are a native speaker of English or you have graduated from a university where English is the primary language of instruction. In the latter case, please provide supporting documentation. Students with a German 'Abitur' need no further proof of their knowledge of English.