Admission Requirements

Educational Requirements

The international MA "Physical Activity and Health" programme is open for students with a college or university degree (BA as a minimum requirement).

Minimum requirement for overall grade

  • The overall score in the transcript has to be equivalant to at least 80% of total available points, indicating a minimum grade of "good" or "very good", depending on the universities grading system.

Degrees from the following programmes will be accepted:

  • A primarily health or physical activity focused programme (e.g., Diploma, Master or Bachelor in Sports Science, Medicine, Health Sciences, Physiotherapy) from a German or foreign university or college.
  • Another programme (e.g., Diplom, Master or Bachelor in Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology) with a focus on health or physical activity from a German or foreign university or college, or other comparable degrees.

Degress from the following programmes will NOT be accepted without additional qualifications:

  • Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Biology, Business Administrtion

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.