Application for the Master's programmes in Public Health and Epidemiology

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 times of the modules start in mid-October. An obligatory orientation day takes place one week before the module begins.

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Application Process

Each year, 40 students are admitted to the Master of Public Health program in the winter semester and 20 students to the Master of Science in Epidemiology.

Applications must be submitted by May 15 of the respective year. If you missed the application deadline, please contact our Student Administration Office. If there are still places available, a later application is also possible.

Module and enrollment fees are charged each semester. Attendance times for the modules start in mid-October. One week before the start of the module there will be an obligatory orientation week.

We are looking 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 first university degree qualifying for a profession in accordance with international agreements for admission. This includes a Master's degree, Diploma/Magister (university or technical college), state examination or license to practice medicine. A Bachelor's degree meets the admission requirements if it comprises 240 ECTS (4 years standard period of study), or if it has been completed in addition to vocational training in the fields of occupational therapy, logo therapy, physiotherapy or nursing.
Since the different previous knowledge of the students and their respective work experience play a decisive role in shaping the quality of the discussions and seminars, we are looking 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:
The languages of study are German and English. Foreign applicants must provide proof of the German language examination for DSH 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 work on international specialist literature, a good command of English is also indispensable.

4. Mathematical knowledge:
Both qualitative and quantitative research methods are used in public health research and require at least mathematical knowledge at A level. The degree programs have a scientific-methodological orientation.

Study Fees

The Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin charges a 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 module fee for the entire program, including supervision and evaluation of the Master's thesis, is €10,200. In addition, the usual enrollment fees of the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin are charged per semester.

The payments are due at the beginning of the winter semester (€2,550 each) and at the beginning of the summer semester (€2,550 each).

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

  1. Application form
  2. Copy of the first university degree qualifying for a profession (certificate and diploma)
  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) to tanja.te-gude(at)charite.de or by mail without folders and loose-leaf binders:

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Berlin School of Public Health
- Office -
Application for Master program
Charitéplatz 1
10117 Berlin

Please note: Application documents will only be returned on request.