Technical University of Munich

Health Science - Prevention and Health Promotion

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Health Sciences
English only
Winter semester: 31 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
students from Non-EU/EEA Countries (minus Switzerland): directly at the University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)students from EU/EEA Countries (plus Switzerland): directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in health science or comparable degree.

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.

Proof of at least 8 weeks of relevant professional internship before starting the master's degree.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

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Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by the "Cambridge Main Suite of English Examinations", examinations in the basic course of study amounting to 20 credits in English-language examination modules completed or if the final thesis has been written in English.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:January 01 (German)January 01 (EU)January 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: Due to the current situation, the application deadline for the master's programs has been postponed once for the application for the winter semester 2020/21 from May 31st, 2020 to June 30th, 2020.
In 12 hours free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
students from Non-EU/EEA Countries (minus Switzerland): directly at the University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)students from EU/EEA Countries (plus Switzerland): directly at the University
Application Fee:
75 € for the first application, 30 € for each additional

Application Documents

  1. University's bachelor's degree with a minimum amount of 6 semesters, or an equivalent in health science or related course of studies. Subject to official inspection of application documents, bachelor's programs in the following fields will be accepted: health, medicine, nutrition, physiotherapy, psychology, etc. Other degrees will be examined on a case by case basis. Please notice that the department is not able to give you any reliable estimation of your admissibility or whether your previous degree program will be accepted in advance.
    Note: the grade of the bachelor's degree and the professional qualification are included in the aptitude procedure. Foreign grades are calculated using the Bavarian formula. The professional qualification is recorded using a curricular analysis. Please download the following Excel sheet, enter your grades and information on the curricular analysis and upload it to your TUMonline account when applying. The university needs the data to calculate the grade with the best modules in the amount of 140 credits (TUM equivalent). The overall grade average is calculated as the weighted average of the grades of the modules. Without submission of the data, you can be accepted as well, but the university will not calculate the better grade but take the official grade.
  2. Advanced knowledge in English (see language requirements).
  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. Letter of motivation. Applicants should include a written statement explaining why he/she considers him/herself a suitable candidate for the M.Sc program. This could include exceptional motivation. The statement should be a maximum of 1 DIN A4 pages.
  5. Abstract/exposé. Applicants should include an abstract 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 abstract can instead be 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 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 abstract/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 abstract/exposé by him/herself.
  6. Successfully passing the selection procedure.

Further Information

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