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Study Sport in Germany: 14 Universities with 29 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2021/2022)

Updated: 12-08-2021 | Reading Time: 6 minutes

English-language Master’s programs in Sports are offered by some universities in Germany, the German Sports University of Cologne being the most prominent among them. While the various courses deal with different questions regarding sports - the ethics and politics of it, management, performance analysis, and health - it might come as a surprise that in most programs, students don’t actually do sports as part of the curriculum.

Instead, many programs in this subject field are research oriented and often interdisciplinary. They for example intersect with subjects such as Psychology, Political Science, Business Administration or Neuroscience. Yet, many of them don’t lose the practical side of things out of their sight, either; many Master’s degrees in Sports have the objective to prepare students for the business world and enable them to design therapies or trainings themselves. The Study Finder gives you an overview of all your options.

Overview

masters
29

Study Programs in English

universities
14

Universities

ranking
10

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (17 programs for EU citizens, 16 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

6,840 € per semester (2 programs for EU citizens, 1 program for Non-EU citizens)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between December 31 and September 21

Summer Semester

between June 30 and September 15

View all 29 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Sport

#151-200Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
University of Münster

public University

No. of Students: approx. 45,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #189, QS World University Rankings #329
#183Times Higher Education Ranking
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University

No. of Students: approx. 39,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #201-300, QS World University Rankings #299
#189Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Konstanz

public University

No. of Students: approx. 11,000 students

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

QS World University Rankings #397, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #401-500
#201-300Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

public University

No. of Students: approx. 32,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #301-350, QS World University Rankings #407
#201-300Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
Leipzig University

public University

No. of Students: approx. 29,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #581-590

Tuition Fees

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16
2
0
3
10

2 English Degree Programs for Sport in Germany

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Become a strategic manager in the sports industryStudy and live near a German metropolisInternational classrooms with experienced lecturers
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Learn the keystones of developing your own business ideasWork in practical projects with brand companies, agencies or start-upsCareer opportunities in innovative sectors and companies

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Summer Semester 2022

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Open Programs

Application Requirements

When you apply to a Master’s program in Germany, universities will usually expect you to have an academic degree in a related discipline. For the subject Sports, this could be a first degree in Sports Science or related disciplines such as Physiotherapy or Biology. Many interdisciplinary programs accept applicants from broad fields, including  social sciences, humanities, Philosophy, Law, Cultural Studies, or Economics, Usually, sports tests or interviews are not part of the admission process on a Master’s level, however, some universities look for applicants interested in sports and with experience in sports competitions. 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)
58.6% local admission restriction (local NC)
20.7% no admission restriction
20.7% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

82.8% directly at University
17.2% via uni-assist

6 English Degree Programs for Sport in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (2 programs )

Minimum:

61 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (4 programs )

Maximum:

7 (5 programs )

Maximum:

95 (5 programs )

Maximum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (5 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (2 programs )

Maximum:

7 (5 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

61 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (5 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (4 programs )

Maximum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (5 programs )

6 English Degree Programs for Sport in Germany

Program Features

3-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

62.1%

Summer intake

3.4%

Winter & Summer intake

27.6%

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

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accadis Hochschule Bad Homburg - University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 550

Program Fees: 5,700 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

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)

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University · No. of Students: 39,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

German Sport University Cologne

public University · No. of Students: 5,700

Program Fees: 0,- € - 1,250 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

public University · No. of Students: 32,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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