Admission Requirements

Eligibility for the Master Programme

Eligibility for the Master of Physical Activity and Health program is proven with the following:

A first tertiary level degree e.g. a Bachelor degree, or in the German system a "Diplom" or "Staatsexamen" from one of the following subject fields;

  1. Sport Science
  2. Kinesiology /Exercise Science
  3. Physiotherapy
  4. Rehabilitation Science
  5. Health Education
  6. Health Science/Public Health

In exceptional cases students may be accepted to the program if they have completed a comparable degree for example in Physical Education, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, or Medicine. Students must provide evidence they have undertaken an equivalent of at least 20 ECTS credit points in the subjects of either Sport/ Physiotherapy/ Public Health, or have at least 1 year working experience (full-time) in one of these fields.

Minimum final grade point average required for applicants to apply:

  • 75% or higher for students from a percentage based grading system
  • 3.00 or higher for students from a 4-point-scale GPA based system (e.g. USA)
  • 2.5 or lower for German students

Students currently enrolled in a Bachelor program may submit an application once they have completed a minimum of 140 ECTS credit points. A final transcript of records and Bachelor certificate must be submitted before enrolment; any acceptance is provisional until final Bachelor documents have been received.


Language skills: English

All MA programme classes are taught in English.
All non-native English speakers are asked to provide proof of proficient English language skills with a minimum level of B2 of the CEFR European language portfolio.

If you have obtained a language certificate other than CEFR, the following chart gives a comparison of the certificates and test scores roughly equivalent to CEFR B2.

Language Certificates

Please note: This chart is not legally binding and is for orientation purposes only. The adequacy of any language certificate/test score other than CEFR B2 will be assessed separately for every individual case. Applicants not providing CEFR B2 level language certificates may have to take an additional English language exam at the University Language Center prior to enrollment, regardless of the score achieved in other language tests.


Language skills: German

German language proficiency is not required for enrolment, but must be studied within the first year at FAU on at least a minimum level (A1). A basic knowledge of German is highly recommended, especially for the project-based classes in the 2nd year. Among others, the Language Center of the University offers free German classes for all levels of proficiency.


Tuition Fee

There is no tuition fee.