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Goethe University Frankfurt Admission 2020-2021, Deadlines & Entry Requirements

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Goethe University Frankfurt is a research-oriented university which is considered as one of the well- funded universities in Germany. The university has a student population of more than 48,000 students with around 7,600 international students. The university also has 5% reservations for candidates belonging to countries outside the EU.

The academic sessions at Goethe University Frankfurt begin in Summer and Winter season. Applicants must note that not all the programs are offered in both seasons. Therefore, applicants must check the entry semester before starting their application process.

  • The application process varies for UG and PG admissions.
  • University does not have any admission deadlines for doctoral programs.


Application PortalOnline portal/Uni-Assist
Application Fee (non- refundable)75 EUR
Mode of PaymentCredit Card
Academic CalendarSemester- based
Intake SessionsSummer/ Winter
Language of InstructionGerman and English
Work ExperienceRequired for some PG programs
Financial AidScholarships

Goethe University Frankfurt Admission Deadlines

Goethe University Frankfurt has fixed deadlines for UG applicants. Some of the important deadlines for undergraduate courses are given below:

DSH preparatory course and StudienkollegSummer: 15 October
Winter: 15 April
Bachelor’s und state exams with no admission restrictionsSummer: 28 February
Winter: 31 August
Applicants with direct university entrance qualificationSummer: 15 January
Winter: 15 July
Medicine/ DentistryNon-EU applicants: 15 July via uni-assist
EU applicants: 15 July via hochschulstart

Note: The application deadlines for master’s programs vary with the course.

Goethe University Frankfurt International Admissions

International students seeking admission in UG and PG programs at Goethe University Frankfurtare required to fulfill the admission requirements set by the university.

Apart from meeting the academic requirements, students must also complete their visa process before the beginning of the entry semester.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Official transcripts and other academic records
  • Evidence of proficiency in English/German language
  • Interview, as per program requirement.

Language Proficiency Test Score for International Students

Applicants who do not have German as their first language or who have not received a degree from a German institute need to prove their proficiency in the German language by submitting their test scores.

The minimum requirements for undergraduate courses are given below:

Test NameMinimum Score Required
TestDaFTDN 4
Goethe certificateC2
KMK examinationGerman language diploma second class (DSD II) with level C1

Visa Process for International Students

The selected applicants will be issued an assessment report by the Goethe University which might be required by the embassy.

  • Apply for a student visa or language visa by completing the visa application.
  • You will be required to book an appointment with the German embassy in your country.
  • Documents required for completing the visa application are:
    • Passport
    • University’s admission notice
    • Bank guarantee
    • Letter of Invitation
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview by consulting the German embassy in your country.

Goethe University Frankfurt Undergraduate Admissions

At the undergraduate level, Goethe University offers an array of programs in different academic fields. The general admission process and requirements are similar for a majority of the programs. Still, applicants are asked to check the particular program page for any additional requirements.

Application Portal: Uni-Assist

Application Fee: 75 Euro

Admission Requirements: The following documents have to be provided by the applicants at the time of admission:

  • Official transcripts of secondary school.
  • School leaving certificate
  • Confirmation of participation in online self- assessment required for certain programs.
  • Test for Academic Studies (TestAS) might be required.
  • Financial Support Documents
  • Copy of passport
  • International students need to provide German proficiency test score (at least B1).

Goethe University Frankfurt Graduate Admissions

Goethe University offers a number of graduate programs in German and English language. The academic requirements vary for all the programs. However, the basic requirements for admission are the same for all courses.

Application Portal: Graduate Application Portal

Application Fee: N/A

CourseApplication DeadlineAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MA in American Studies31 MayUG Degree in American Studies or related subject; transcriptsTOEFL (iBT): 110
CBT: 270
PBT: 637
IELTS: 7.0
MSc. International Economics and Economic Policy15 MayUG Degree in Economics or equivalent; Transcripts; Letter of the motivation of up to 750 wordsTOEFL (iBT): 100
PBT: 600
IELTS: 7.0
MSc. Business Informatics15 JanuaryUG Degree in Computer Science; Transcripts DSH- 2 Certificate TestDaF: Level TDN 4
KMK examination: Level C1 Deutsche Sprachprüfung II

The university has a diverse student base with more than 7,600 international students coming from around 136 countries. Admission is also granted based on the performance in previous examinations and proficiency in the required language. International students can contact the international office in case they have any queries.

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