Application for the study programmes of the department of Sports and Health Sciences

Application Bachelor Degree Courses

Applications for Winter Semester can be made between May 15 - July 15!

For the Summer Semester (Application period: November 15 – January 15) only applications for higher semesters will be accepted. In order to apply for the summer semester you need a Semester Qualifying Certificate, which has to be submitted with the other documents in the online application.

To receive this certificate please contact following address until December 31 and arrange an appointment: studienberatung.sg@tum.de

For the Bachelor course of studies in Health science, an adjusted suitability/aptitude procedure has been designed. This is in accordance with new criteria based on the requirement profile.

The suitability/evaluation procedure is note-based. The relevant grades will be: High school average, best social science subject, best natural science subject, and English. If you receive the required points, you will be admitted (Phase 1). If you do not, you will then, according to the exact score, be invited for a personal suitability interview (Phase 2) or you will be rejected.

Further information regarding the application and the suitability/aptitude procedure.

Language of instruction is German. Proof of sufficient German language skills must be submitted before the end of the application period.

Please pay also attention to the informations about application and acceptance.

Applications for Winter Semester can be made between May 15 - July 15!

For the Summer Semester (Application period: November 15 – January 15) only applications for higher semesters will be accepted. In order to apply for the summer semester you need a Semester Qualifying Certificate, which has to be submitted with the other documents in the online application.

To receive this certificate please contact following address until December 31 and arrange an appointment: studienberatung.sg@tum.de

For the Bachelor course of studies in Sport science, an adjusted suitability/aptitude procedure has been designed. This is in accordance with new criteria based on the requirement profile.

There is no Sport aptitude test. But it is recommended to prove your sports performance by showing a medical certificate. The suitability/evaluation procedure is note-based. The relevant grades will be: High school average, Mathematics, Physical education, best natural science subject, and English. If you receive the required points, you will be admitted (Phase 1). If you do not, you will then, according to the exact score, be invited for a personal suitability interview (Phase 2) or you will be rejected.

Further information regarding the application and the suitability/aptitude procedure.

Language of instruction is German. Proof of sufficient German language skills must be submitted before the end of the application period.

Please pay also attention to the informations about application and acceptance.

Application Master Degree Courses

Important note for the application for the winter semester 2022/23: Application is probably not possible until February 01, 2022.

Due to the upcoming change of the statutes on the aptitude procedure for the degree programs M.Sc. Sport and Exercise Science and M.Sc. Health Science - Prevention and Health Promotion, the application for the winter semester 2022/23 will probably only be possible from February 01, 2022.

Planned changes:

  •     M.Sc. Sport and Exercise Science:
    • Changes regarding the aptitude committee
  •     M.Sc. Health Science - Prevention and Health Promotion:
    • Changes regarding the aptitude committee
    • "Public Health" will be added to the subject areas of the test (performance survey)

As soon as the new statutes are legally valid, they will be published here.

Application period for winter semester: January 1st - May 31st.

Application is only possible for the winter semester.

Deadline for submission of application documents (online): 31.05.

Submitting an application consists of

  • Completing an online application form in TUMonline

General Information about: How to apply for a Master`s Degree Program at TUM

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS:

Here you can find General information for international students at TUM

Applicants who have obtained their qualification for postgraduate studies (i.e. a bachelor's degree) in a country outside of the EU/EEA, must have their documents processed by uni-assist. Find more information under: How to apply for a Master`s Degree Program at TUM or contact the TUM Center for Study and Teaching (CST)

Academic admission requirements for M.Sc. Sport & Exercise Science:

  1. a qualified bachelor's degree of at least six semesters obtained at a national or foreign university or a degree of at least equivalent value
    • Note: The final grade (best graded 140/170/200 credits) of the Bachelor's degree is included in the aptitude assessment procedure. Foreign grades are calculated using the Bavarian formula. Please download the following Excel sheet that is suitable for you, enter your grades and upload it in your TUMonline account when applying. Uploading the document is mandatory when applying. We need the data to calculate the grade with the best modules amounting to 140/164/187 credits (depending on the standard period of study of the Bachelor program). The overall grade point average is calculated as the weighted grade point average of the modules.
  2. Advanced knowledge in English. Proof must be submitted to the Application and Enrollment Office by the application deadline and cannot be submitted later. Knowledge in German language is not required.
  3. Evidence of a successfully passed vocational internship (min. 8 weeks in the field of sport science) before starting the master's studies. Proof must be provided to the Department's Student Advisory Office no later than 5 weeks after the start of lectures. The Department's Examination Board examines vocational qualifications on the basis of the Professional Qualifications Directive. Internships passed during an undergraduate degree will be recognized. The proof of internship should be submitted by the start of course registration at the beginning of October, as a valid matriculation status is required for registration (proof of internship does not have to be submitted by the end of the application period). Please note that no definitive assessments can be made about the internship by the faculty in advance. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree at the Faculty SG do not have to submit proof of practical training (available in-house). 
  4. Essay. Applicants should include an essay of their Bachelor thesis (300-500 words). If the thesis is not complete at the time of the application or is not required in the bachelor`s program, the essay can instead by a description of the main concept (scientific problem, methods). In the case that an international applicant was not required to write a Bachelor thesis, they should instead instead submit a scientific exposé (300-500 words). The exposé should cover a research project conducted during the Bachelor studies e.g. in one of the courses or during an internship. This exposé should detail a scientific question that is relevant to the field of sport science and by what scientific methods one might use to answer this question. The essay/exposé should meet international scientific standards in form and content, should properly cite outside sources, and should include a declaration that the applicant has written the essay/exposé by him/herself.
  5. Successfully passing the selection procedure, see Academic and Examination Regulations (FPSO - Readable version from 15.02.2021) or our Overview: Application and Approval M.Sc. Sport and Exercise Science

Performance assessment 2022:

The performance survey will take place in the calendar week 27/28, the subsequent date in the calendar week 34/35.

This period must be kept free! The performance survey takes place only once per application phase. The specific date will be announced by the commission at least one week in advance.

Participation in the later date is only possible in justified (written proof required) exceptional cases. Please send the proof by 01.07. at the latest to bewerbung.studienplatz@sg.tum.de.

Information on how to prepare for the performance assessment can be found in the document Preparation for the written exam within the aptitude test

Aptitude assessment interviews (only in phase 2) 2022:

Calendar week 30-32 (subject to notice, dates are subject to change).

This period must be kept free! Requests for appointments will only be considered in justified exceptional cases in advance (deadline: 15.07.) with valid reasons and must be supported by written proof. Please send this to bewerbung.studienplatz@sg.tum.de. Only the following reasons will be accepted:

  •     Voluntary social/ecological year
  •     internship
  •     health condition (examination, therapy)
  •     other examination dates
  •     care of relatives

Vacation will not be considered as a reason for an appointment request; corresponding emails will not be processed. As of July 15, requests for appointments in a specific time period are no longer possible when applying for the winter semester.

Time requests for a fixed appointment cannot be considered in advance. These can be expressed in the morning during the technology check on the day of the interview, so you must appear for this in any case. There is no guarantee that requests can be considered.

Invitation to an interview

Applicants will be invited to the interview date by email. Please note that the invitation is binding and cannot be rescheduled. If you are unable to attend the appointment due to unforeseen circumstances, this must be reported by the end of the following day (midnight) at the latest and documented with written proof. Without written proof, it will not be possible to check whether an alternative date can be allocated.

If you wish to withdraw from the application, cancellation is possible up to the day before (midnight) the scheduled interview date. Please write an informal reply to the invitation email.

The alternative dates (WS 2022/23) are expected to be held in calendar week 37/38.

As things stand, it has not yet been decided whether the 2022 interviews will be held on-site in person or online. Should they be conducted online, it is expected that similar general conditions will apply as below for the previous application round in 2021.

Digital conduction of the aptitude assessment interviews (2021)

The aptitude (assessment) interviews for the study programs

  • M.Sc. Sport and Exercise Science
  • M.Sc. Health Science
  • B.Sc. Health Science
  • B.Sc. Sport Science

will be conducted digitally via video conferencing system as part of the application process for the winter semester 2021/22 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (Coronavirus SARS CoV-2).
If applicants do not agree to the digital conduct of the aptitude interview, a face-to-face interview will be offered on site in compliance with the handout on the conduct of oral examinations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Suitability interviews will generally be conducted using the Zoom video conferencing system. The consent of the applicants to use Zoom will be obtained. If the applicants do not agree to the use of Zoom, an alternative video conferencing system will be suggested.
If the oral aptitude test is held as an electronic remote test, the participation of the student representatives (otherwise possible with the applicant's consent) virtually via their own device is strongly discouraged for reasons of data protection. This is explicitly not a distrust of our student representatives, but is based on legal considerations: According to the principle of data economy, the circle of those who gain knowledge of sensitive data should be kept as small as possible, since it must be assumed that the examinations take place in the private domestic environment, which is particularly protected by fundamental rights. The university must do everything reasonable to ensure data security. Limiting the number of virtual access points to protect against hacker attacks and ensuring at all times that no third parties besides the examiners enter the virtual room fall into this category.
If the examination is conducted in person or if the entire committee, including the student representative, is in a room and only the candidate is connected virtually, the participation of the student representative is permissible under data protection law on the basis of the candidate's express consent.

Application period for Winter Semester: January 1st - May 31st.

Application is only possible for the winter semester.

Deadline for submission of application documents (online): 31.05.

Submitting an application consists of

  • Completing an online application form in TUMonline

General Information about: How to apply for a Master`s Degree Program at TUM

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS:

Here you can find General information for international students at TUM

Applicants who have obtained their qualification for postgraduate studies (i.e. a bachelor's degree) in a country outside of the EU/EEA, must have their documents processed by uni-assist. Find more information under: How to apply for a Master`s Degree Program at TUM or contact the TUM Center for Study and Teaching (CST)

Academic admission requirements for M.Sc. Health Science:

  1. a qualified bachelor's degree of at least six semesters obtained at a national or foreign university or a degree of at least equivalent value
    • Note: The final grade (best graded 140/170/200 credits) of the Bachelor's degree is included in the aptitude assessment procedure. Foreign grades are calculated using the Bavarian formula. Please download the following Excel sheet that is suitable for you, enter your grades and upload it in your TUMonline account when applying. Uploading the document is mandatory when applying. We need the data to calculate the grade with the best modules amounting to 140/164/187 credits (depending on the standard period of study of the Bachelor program). The overall grade point average is calculated as the weighted grade point average of the modules.
  2. Advanced knowledge in English. Proof must be submitted to the Application and Enrollment Office by the application deadline and cannot be submitted later. Knowledge in German language is not required.
  3. Evidence of a successfully passed vocational internship (min. 8 weeks in the field of health science) before taking up the master's studies. Proof has to be given to the Department's Student Advisory Office no later than 5 weeks after the start of lectures. The Department's Examination Board examines vocational qualifications on the basis of the Professional Qualifications Directive. Internships passed during an undergraduate degree will be recognized. The proof of internship should be submitted by the start of course registration at the beginning of October, as a valid matriculation status is required for registration (proof of internship does not have to be submitted by the end of the application period). Please note that no definitive assessments can be made about the internship by the faculty in advance. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree at the Faculty SG do not have to submit proof of practical training (available in-house). 
  4. Essay. Applicants should include an essay of their Bachelor thesis (300-500 words). If the thesis is not complete at the time of the application or is not required in the bachelor`s program, the essay can instead by a description of the main concept (scientific problem, methods). In the case that an international applicant was not required to write a Bachelor thesis, they should instead instead submit a scientific exposé (300-500 words). The exposé should cover a research project conducted during the Bachelor studies e.g. in one of the courses or during an internship. This exposé should detail a scientific question that is relevant to the field of health science and by what scientific methods one might use to answer this question. The essay/exposé should meet international scientific standards in form and content, should properly cite outside sources, and should include a declaration that the applicant has written the essay/exposé by him/herself.
  5. Successfully passing the selection procedure, see Academic and Examination Regulations (FPSO - Readable Version 15.02.2021) or our Overview: Application and Approval M.Sc. Health Science

Performance assessment 2022:

The performance survey will take place in the calendar week 27/28, the subsequent date in the calendar week 34/35.

This period must be kept free! The performance survey takes place only once per application phase. The specific date will be announced by the commission at least one week in advance.

Participation in the later date is only possible in justified (written proof required) exceptional cases. Please send the proof by 01.07. at the latest to bewerbung.studienplatz@sg.tum.de.

Information on how to prepare for the performance assessment can be found in the document Preparation for the written exam within the aptitude test

Aptitude assessment interviews (only in phase 2) 2022:

Calendar week 30-32 (subject to notice, dates are subject to change).

This period must be kept free! Requests for appointments will only be considered in justified exceptional cases in advance (deadline: 15.07.) with valid reasons and must be supported by written proof. Please send this to bewerbung.studienplatz@sg.tum.de. Only the following reasons will be accepted:

  •     Voluntary social/ecological year
  •     internship
  •     health condition (examination, therapy)
  •     other examination dates
  •     care of relatives

Vacation will not be considered as a reason for an appointment request; corresponding emails will not be processed. As of July 15, requests for appointments in a specific time period are no longer possible when applying for the winter semester.

Time requests for a fixed appointment cannot be considered in advance. These can be expressed in the morning during the technology check on the day of the interview, so you must appear for this in any case. There is no guarantee that requests can be considered.

Invitation to an interview

Applicants will be invited to the interview date by email. Please note that the invitation is binding and cannot be rescheduled. If you are unable to attend the appointment due to unforeseen circumstances, this must be reported by the end of the following day (midnight) at the latest and documented with written proof. Without written proof, it will not be possible to check whether an alternative date can be allocated.

If you wish to withdraw from the application, cancellation is possible up to the day before (midnight) the scheduled interview date. Please write an informal reply to the invitation email.

The alternative dates (WS 2022/23) are expected to be held in calendar week 37/38.

As things stand, it has not yet been decided whether the 2022 interviews will be held on-site in person or online. Should they be conducted online, it is expected that similar general conditions will apply as below for the previous application round in 2021.

Digital conduction of the aptitude assessment interviews (2021)

The aptitude (assessment) interviews for the study programs

  • M.Sc. Sport and Exercise Science
  • M.Sc. Health Science
  • B.Sc. Health Science
  • B.Sc. Sport Science

will be conducted digitally via video conferencing system as part of the application process for the winter semester 2021/22 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (Coronavirus SARS CoV-2).
If applicants do not agree to the digital conduct of the aptitude interview, a face-to-face interview will be offered on site in compliance with the handout on the conduct of oral examinations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Suitability interviews will generally be conducted using the Zoom video conferencing system. The consent of the applicants to use Zoom will be obtained. If the applicants do not agree to the use of Zoom, an alternative video conferencing system will be suggested.
If the oral aptitude test is held as an electronic remote test, the participation of the student representatives (otherwise possible with the applicant's consent) virtually via their own device is strongly discouraged for reasons of data protection. This is explicitly not a distrust of our student representatives, but is based on legal considerations: According to the principle of data economy, the circle of those who gain knowledge of sensitive data should be kept as small as possible, since it must be assumed that the examinations take place in the private domestic environment, which is particularly protected by fundamental rights. The university must do everything reasonable to ensure data security. Limiting the number of virtual access points to protect against hacker attacks and ensuring at all times that no third parties besides the examiners enter the virtual room fall into this category.
If the examination is conducted in person or if the entire committee, including the student representative, is in a room and only the candidate is connected virtually, the participation of the student representative is permissible under data protection law on the basis of the candidate's express consent.