Information on application and admission procedures


This website contains key information on the application and admission process of the Master's programme in Applied Statistics. Here, we will take you step-by-step through the application process. Please read the following information carefully. Please also understand that we cannot accept incomplete applications, or applications that are not submitted by the deadline.

The application process requires the submission of several key documents.

  • Admission requirements and selection procedure

    Admission to the Master’s programme in Applied Statistics is competitive. Admission into the programme is based on proof of relevance of previous studies.

    Proof of relevance of previous studies

    • A minimum of six semesters of study culminating in a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent course of study with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Economics, Agricultural Economics or a closely related discipline (e.g. empirical Social Sciences and Psychology).

    • Applicants must have completed at least 150 of the 180 ECTS credits at the time of application. Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications that do not meet this requirement.

    • Completed 60 ECTS credits and course work in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Sciences, or another quantitative subject

      • including 24 ECTS credits in Statistics, and

      • a minimum of 12 ECTS from the modules must be from coursework that is of intermediate or advanced levels.

    Proof of relevant language skills

    • English language skills

    • German language skills, if German is not your native language

    • For a list of accepted documents, see: "Required application documents"

    Please note

    • If you have not completed your degree at the time of application, the current average score will be calculated.

    • For courses to be considered intermediate or advanced, the course content must clearly go beyond introductory or basic concepts.

    • Determining the relevance of previous studies for the MSc in Applied Statistics programme will be based on the documents enclosed in the application (see: "Required application documents").

    The selection process is a two-stage process. The initial selection round will evaluate candidates based on their written application. The second round will evaluate candidates based on personal interviews. Further information on the application process and eligibility requirements can be found in the admission regulations ("Ordnung über die Zugangsvoraussetzungen und über die Zulassung") for the Master’s degree in Applied Statistics (see: "Admission regulations").

    To get a sense of the course requirements for bachelor’s students at the University of Göttingen, see the Module Recommendations for Undergraduate Students. This list (in German) contains recommendations for bachelor’s students in terms of entry into the Master’s programme in Applied Statistics.

  • Application period

    April 1 to May 15 to commence studies in the winter semester (October)

    Please note that all necessary application documents have to be uploaded via the upload portal by the respective deadline (May 15). Subsequent submission of documents after the deadline is not possible.

  • Application form

Application Process

The application will be completely digital. If requested, you are obliged to submit original documents subsequently. The application process consists of four steps:

  1. Fill in our online application form for the Master's programme in Applied Statistics during the application period and send it by clicking the send button at the end of the form.

  2. Hereafter, you will receive an email with a link to our document upload portal. The email also contains your login data (user name and password) for this upload portal. You will also find two PDF documents in this email: a summary of your data from step 1 and additionally a list with the required application documents that you have to upload (checklist application documents).

  3. Go to the upload portal, enter your user name and password from the email and follow the steps in the upload portal to upload your documents.

  4. Once the selection procedure is completed, you will receive a reply via email regarding your application. You can expect this possibly six weeks after the end of the application deadline.

Please check your application materials for completeness before clicking on “Binding Submission” in our upload portal. Unfortunately, incomplete applications, or those sent after the deadline will not be considered

For any further questions, please feel free to contact the Student Advisory Service of the Faculty of Business and Economics - our study advisors are looking forward to assisting you.

We wish you the best of luck on your application, and look forward to hearing from you.

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