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Transfer application for a Master's program (advanced placement)

An advanced placement transfer application is only possible if you have already received credits in another Master's program that are equivalent in subject and content to the program to which you would like to transfer, according to § 33.1 of the Hessian University Admission Ordinance (Hessische Hochschulzulassungsverordnung).

The completed coursework from another program and/or university must be recognized for advanced placement into the new degree program.


Application procedure

  • Application via uni-assist

    Please apply via uni-assist for the desired program as if you were a first-semester applicant. The same application deadlines for first-semester applicants apply to transfer applicants as well. For information about the relevant deadlines, please see our application deadlines overview.

    The application guidelines for Master’s applicants can be found on our website "Application for a consecutive Master’s program - first semester".

    In addition to the requested documents there, please attach a transcript of records and/or certificates of achievement of your current Master's program to the application.

  • Application for the placement certificate

    After you have received your notice of acceptance at the University of Marburg, please request a placement certificate from your new department. This certificate provides information on the semester in which you can begin your new program. This placement depends on your previously completed coursework and its relevancy to your new program’s coursework.

    The departmental advisor of the respective Master's program is responsible for the placement. It is recommended that you seek consultation in advance about the recognition of your previously completed coursework. You will find the contact data to your advisor on the study program's short description website.

    ATTENTION: The placement certificate must be submitted to the Master's Office together with the enrollment documents for the winter semester 2023/2024 by September 30, 2023, irrespective of the deadlines for applying for a first semester.

    If the placement certificate is not received by the Master’s Office by the given deadline, the transfer applicant will be ineligible for advanced placement.

  • Relocation

    If you are already enrolled in a degree program of the same name at another German university, you can only apply for admission to this degree program for the next higher subject semester (all previously completed subject semesters must be counted). With your application, please attach a current certificate of enrollment which shows the degree program and the current subject semester.