Requirements for application


Read the Guide for submitting applications carefully befor starting the application process! Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Requirements for enrolment in the M.Sc. in High-Performance Sport are:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in Sport Science or a related field.
  • Proof of eligibility by means of an above average final grade (at least 2.5 in the German grading system or Grade B according to ECTS). International degrees will be verified for equivalence according to KMK-regulations and grades transferred into the German grading system via the modified Bavarian formula.
  • Proof of English language proficiency, proven by:

a) Native language,
b) High school and/or university degree studied and passed in an English-speaking country,
c) A certificate proving English language proficiency on level B2 within the European reference agreement. Accepted certificates are TOEFL (iBT: 72), Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (Categorie: FCS), IELTS (Score: 5.5),

d) Means of a “good” final grade in English within the German “Abitur” (equal to at least 10 of 15 points; level: E-course), or equivalent.

The final decision regarding the equivalences of other certificates will be made by the Examination Board of the Faculty. Proof of equivalence before submitting any documents is not possible.

  • Motivational video: This video should have a maximum duration of 3 minutes in standard video formats. In this video the applicant should answer the following questions

1. Why do you want to study the master programme 'High-performance sport'?

2. Why do you want to study at Saarland University in Germany?

3. Which practical experiences have you already achieved regarding high-performance sport? 

The video file should be a maximum of 25 MB, medium quality is sufficient, MP4 format. If you need to reduce the file size, you can use this link as example:


Please note, that achieving the minimum grade for admission (2.5 in the German grading system) does not gurantee acceptance. As only limited places are available in each term, a ranking will be created based on the grades of all applicants. If the final undergraduate certificate is not available until the application deadline it is possible to apply with the current transcript of records, as long as the final certificate can be submitted to Saarland University until the 15th of December.

The next regular intake will be the winter term 20/21 (application deadline: 20th of August 2020). Please note that all applications have to be submitted via the online application portal on the degree programme website, which opens six to four weeks before the deadline. Applications send via email will not be accepted.


Important information for students interested in applying for the double-degree programme

English language requirements for a student Visa are as follows: 

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall, writing 6.0
  • TOEFL (Internet-based): 94-101 overall, writing 23
  • PTE (Academic): 65-72
  • CAE: 185-190
  • AE5/AE6 (PASS): AE6

Detailed information is provided on the website of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). 

Admission for postgraduate studies at the UTS further requires a Bachelor degree of at least 2.0 in the German grading scale. For further information please visit the website of UTS.

Visa requirements: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Please visit the Australien homeaffairs website for detailed, country specific regulations.



Degree Coordinator:

Dr. Sabrina Skorski (PhD)
Degree Coordinator High-Performance Sport
Campus Bldg. B 8.2, room: -1.11

Phone.: +49 681 302 70411


Dr. Florian Beaudouin
Degree Coordinator High-Performance Sport
Campus Bldg. B 8.2, room: -1.12

Phone.: +49 681 302 70407


Consulting hours:

Wednesdays: 2  - 4 pm
Thursdays: 12 - 2 pm

In urgent circumstances appointments outside these hours can be scheduled via email.