Application for the executive Master's programs

Each year, 40 students can be admitted to the Master of Public Health and 20 places are available for the Master of Science in Epidemiology.

The courses start each winter semester. The attendance time for the modules starts in mid-October. An obligatory orientation day takes place one week before the modules begin.

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Application Process

Each year, 40 students are admitted to the Master of Public Health program and 20 students to the Master of Science in Epidemiology. Admission is only possible once a year in the fall for the winter semester (October 1 - March 31).

In order to give you enough time for planning and coordinating with your employers, we provide an early admission process with a deadline on May 15 of each year. Applications are processed and notice of admission is provided in early June. Applications revieced after May 15 will be processed in the order in which they are recieved as long as space is available. Applications are possible until October 1st of each year.

Tuition and enrollment fees are due for four semesters and must be paid per semester (€2550). Attendance times for the modules starts in mid-October. One week before the start of the modules there will is a one day obligatory orientation.

We look forward to your application!

Application Requirements

1. University Degree:
In order to ensure a high level of scientific quality in the continuing Master's programs, we require the completion of a university degree and at least one year of qualified, professional work experience. The university degree must encompass a minimum of 240 ECTS or equivalentfour (years of regular course work). Since the different academic backgrounds of our students and their respective work experience greatly shape the quality of the discussions in our seminars, we look forward to applications from the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and medicine. 

2. Professional Experience:
The program is aimed at students with professional experience (mid-career professionals). At least one year of qualified work experience is required for admission.

3. Knowledge of German and English:
Courses are taught in both German and English. International applicants must provide proof of German language proficiency (DSH examination for university admission). Equivalent are e.g. the TestDaF with the result TDN 4 in all four examination parts or a Goethe certificate of level C2. In order to be able to read relevant literature and participate in the english langage courses, a good command of English (C1) is also indispensable.

4. Mathematical knowledge:
Both qualitative and quantitative research methods are used in public health. Students are encouraged to have a basic mathematical aptitude and good knowledge of statistics. Students should be willing and interested in learning and using statistical software to understand health data.

Tuition Fees

The Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin charges tuition (module fee) and an enrolment fee per semester for participation in the continuing master's courses at the Berlin School of Public Health.

The Master's program in Public Health is has a modular structure according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and corresponds to a total of 60 ECTS including Master's thesis.

The tuition (module fee) for the entire program, including supervision and evaluation of the Master's thesis, is €10,200.

Four payments of €2,550 each are due at the beginning of each winter semester and at the beginning of each summer semester during the four semesters of regular study. Should you take longer to complete the program, no further module fees are due. Enrolled students recieve a bill for each payment due. 

In addition, the regular enrollment fees (matriculation fees) of the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin are due for every semester that you are enrolled as a student.

As a financial aid, the Federal Government offers students in advanced education low-interest loans in accordance with the funding regulations of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF):

Furthermore, since January 1st  2003 there has been the possibility of receiving an education voucher from the Employment Agency, provided that all funding conditions have been met. However, it must first be established in each individual case how high and to what extent the educational need exists. More information is available at www.arbeitsagentur.de

Finally, there is also the possibility of a scholarship, which you can find out about on the homepage of the Federal Association of German Foundations (www.stiftungen.org/stiftunssuche).

Application Documents

The following documents must be submitted in order to apply for the executive Master of Public Health or Master of Science in Epidemiology: 

  1. Application form (in German only)
  2. Copy of your university degree(s) (degree certificate and Transcript of Records)
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. A letter of motivation (1-2 pages) setting out your objectives for the program.

Please send your application by E-Mail (PDF format) to tanja.te-gude(at)charite.de or by postal mail (no folders or loose-leaf binders please!):

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Berlin School of Public Health
- Student Services -
Application for Master's program
Charitéplatz 1
10117 Berlin

Please note: application documents will only be returned upon request.