Application procedure

Admission Regulation

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Application procedure

1. Application documents

Mandatory qualifications / documents:

  1. Bachelor’s or equivalent degree and transcript of records
  2. Proof of English language proficiency

Documents that can be submitted voluntarily, but are highly welcomed:

  1. CV
  2. Letter of motivation
  3. Tabular listing of fitting experience
  4. Letter of recommendation
  5. Other certificates or qualifications if applicable

For more information, please download the admission regulations.

The Master's programme is non-consecutive, meaning that you do not need a particular Bachelor's degree for admission. Yet, your Bachelor’s or equivalent degree should be in a scientific or interdisciplinary, environmental science-oriented programme, with scientific, economic and / or geographical-spatial planning components, or in another appropriate prior degree programme. You should be able to explain your interests in the WCM programme.

Please note that the DD Water and Coastal Management is a Master of Science and not a Master of Engineering.

2. Application deadline

For holders of a German university degree:

  • To apply directly to the university, applications open on 1 June and close on 30 September. 

For holders of a foreign university degree:

  • Applications for the winter semester 2023 via uni-assist is currently open.
  • We strongly recommend that you submit your documents as early as possible (before 15 June) so that the university receives your documents from uni-assist in time for the selection procedure. The reason for this is that the examination of international documents takes up to 10 weeks in total. If necessary, the visa must also be obtained at the start of the semester in order to be able to participate in the Welcome Week (from 02.10.2023) and the Orientation Week for the WCM degree programme (from 09.10.2023).
  •  If the documents are submitted after 15 June but before the regular application deadline (30 September), a decision on your applications may not be made until the beginning of the semester.

The programme only starts in autumn (winter term).

3. How to apply

For holders of a German university degree:

For holders of a foreign university degree:

  • You need to apply through uni-assist. The core task of uni-assist e.V. is the evaluation of international university certificates in regard to their equivalence to German university degrees. The evaluation of your documents through uni-assist e.V. can take up to 8 weeks. For more information and support, see the Admissions Office.

4. Acceptance

The admission decision is made by the admission committee of the WCM programme. Admission decisions are sent by email as soon as the Admissions office is informed about the decisions.

5. Enrollment

For holders of a German university degree

  • Enrol to WCM before the enrollment deadline.

For holders of a foreign university degree

  • After you have been accepted, you need to come to the registrar’s office and bring the documents mentioned in your admission letter to enrol for your degree course before the enrollment deadline.
Application deadline: 15.07.

6. Questions regarding enrolment and application:

  • Any questions about deadline, necessary documents or enrolment in general can be directed at Annika Strehl (
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