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Study Psychology in Germany: 31 Universities with 47 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2022/2023)

Updated: 09-30-2022 | Reading Time: 6 minutes

Many important developments in the discipline of Psychology stem from German researchers and universities - the contributions of William Stern and the founding of Gestalt psychology are some examples. Today, Germany still offers high quality education in this subject to students, placing 7 universities in the top 100 of the THE subject ranking, as well as in other reputable rankings.

During a Master’s program, you will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge in a certain sub-field of Psychology, such as Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Psychology, or Neuropsychology. Programs in Organizational Psychology are also offered, as well as more interdisciplinary courses, intersecting with subjects such as Sports, Computer Science, or Business Administration.

There are various choices to study Psychology in English in Germany that you can explore in our Study Finder.

Overview

masters
47

Study Programs in English

universities
31

Universities

ranking
14

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (27 programs for EU citizens, 23 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 14,760 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between January 15 and September 15

Summer Semester

between March 01 and September 15

View all 47 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Psychology

#32Times Higher Education Ranking
LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

public University

No. of Students: approx. 51,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #48, QS World University Rankings #64
#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 36,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #128
#78Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Tübingen

public University

No. of Students: approx. 28,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #151-200, QS World University Rankings #177

Tuition Fees

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23
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3 English Degree Programs for Psychology in Germany

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Combine psychology, business, and management to become an asset in your companyPut your knowledge into practice during an internshipChoose between two great locations: Cologne or Mainz

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Summer Semester 2023

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Open Programs

Application Requirements

When you apply to a Master’s program in Psychology in Germany, universities will usually expect you to have an academic degree in a related discipline. Since a course in Psychology may focus on different aspects of social sciences, natural sciences, and the humanities, different degrees are accepted by different programs. For some courses, relevant fields may be natural sciences, Mathematics, Informatics, Neuroscience, Biology or Medicine, and for others these may be Philosophy or Linguistics. A first degree in Psychology should get you into most programs, however some programs may require students to have a certain amount of classes in Statistics or Clinical Research. Usually, application tests or interviews are not part of the admission process, students must simply submit required documents. In addition to standard certificates (e.g. first degree certificate, a transcript of records, a language certificate), a CV and a letter of motivation are typically required.

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Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
46.8% local admission restriction (local NC)
25.5% no admission restriction
27.7% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

66% directly at University
31.9% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Psychology in Germany

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Learn how to make strategic decisions based on facts and figuresAn internship to practice consultingCologne or Mainz: Two attractive locations
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Combine psychology, business, and management to become an asset in your companyPut your knowledge into practice during an internshipChoose between two great locations: Cologne or Mainz

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (3 programs )

Minimum:

72 (4 programs )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (14 programs )

Maximum:

7 (4 programs )

Maximum:

100 (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (4 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (3 programs )

Maximum:

7 (4 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (4 programs )

Maximum:

100 (2 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (14 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (4 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Psychology in Germany

program image
Learn how to make strategic decisions based on facts and figuresAn internship to practice consultingCologne or Mainz: Two attractive locations
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Combine psychology, business, and management to become an asset in your companyPut your knowledge into practice during an internshipChoose between two great locations: Cologne or Mainz

Program Features

3-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

66%

Summer intake

2.1%

Winter & Summer intake

25.5%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Psychology

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Brand University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 300

Program Fees: € 5,340 - € 6,840

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

run by church (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 5,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

CBS International Business School

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 1,800

Program Fees: € 5,370 - € 7,830

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 3,400

Program Fees: € 3,675

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

Furtwangen University

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 5,700

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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