Applications

Admissions Criteria and Application Procedure

The IPU chooses its students itself. Using our individualised selection process as the basis, we ensure that our students are also suitable for us – and we are for them. Doing so, we do not regard the secondary school results (A levels equivalents) as the primary criterion for a successful course of studies, for which reason we also do not have a numerus clausus limitation on the number of study places on our courses.

Due to the increased risk of Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infection, we would like to inform you of the following:
The current Coronavirus crisis is affecting study programs in ways that we as the university executive board are as of yet unable to fully assess, and over which we have only limited influence. It is possible that these interruptions will cause some of you to exceed the expected duration of your study programs. Normally this would result in financial consequences in the form of extended study fees.
The University Executive Board has therefore decided to collect tuition for the Summer 2020 semester in accordance with established contracts. In the event of necessary extended study, the first six months will be permitted at the university's expense or without the requirement of mandatory extension fees. This applies to all students who are enrolled for the whole Summer 2020 semester at IPU.
Despite all adversity, we are making our best efforts to continue providing you with a high quality education within the context of the present limitations.

Interview instead of numerus clausus limitation rule

All applicants who apply online and fulfil the formal requirements are invited to a personal selection interview. The university executive board then decides on the applicant's acceptance onto the respective course, while taking into consideration the various documents submitted and the impression gained at the selection interview. We inform the applicants in writing about our decision as quickly as possible.

The Winter 2020/2021 semester will begin as planned in October; however, the lecture period for the B.Sc. Psychology and M.A. Psychology (Full-time) programs will begin on November 2, 2020. The first block course weekends for all part-time programs will begin in October. Specific information can be found on our Schedules page. 

Winter semester

German HZB/certificates
For your application to the IPU, please create a new account in our campus management system. After registration you will receive an e-mail with the login details for your user account, which you can use to log in and fill out the application form.

Foreign HZB/certificates
If you have not obtained or will not obtain your university entrance qualification (Abitur or comparable school-leaving certificate, Bachelor's degree, Diplom, Magister, Staatsexamen) at a German school or university, please apply directly via the online portal uni-assist.

A higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung - HZB), also known as a university entrance qualification, entitles you to study at a college or university.

Applications for the next intake (winter semester 2020/21) are now open and expected to close on 20 September 2020.

German HZB/certificates
For your application to the IPU, please create a new account in our campus management system. After registration you will receive an e-mail with the login details for your user account, which you can use to log in and fill out the application form.

Foreign HZB/certificates
If you have not obtained or will not obtain your university entrance qualification (Abitur or comparable school-leaving certificate, Bachelor's degree, Diplom, Magister, Staatsexamen) at a German school or university, please apply directly via the online portal uni-assist.

A higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung - HZB), also known as a university entrance qualification, entitles you to study at a college or university.

We will check the admission requirements in personal selection interviews. We therefore ask you to apply early in order to to clarify which preliminary work can be credited or must still be completed in order to be admitted to the Psychology Master's program.

Applications for the next intake (winter semester 2020/21) are now open and expected to close on 20 September 2020.

German HZB/certificates
For your application to the IPU, please create a new account in our campus management system. After registration you will receive an e-mail with the login details for your user account, which you can use to log in and fill out the application form.

Foreign HZB/certificates
If you have not obtained or will not obtain your university entrance qualification (Abitur or comparable school-leaving certificate, Bachelor's degree, Diplom, Magister, Staatsexamen) at a German school or university, please apply directly via the online portal uni-assist.

A higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung - HZB), also known as a university entrance qualification, entitles you to study at a college or university.

We will check the admission requirements in personal selection interviews. We therefore ask you to apply early in order to to clarify which preliminary work can be credited or must still be completed in order to be admitted to the Psychology Master's program.

Applications for the next intake (winter semester 2020/21) are now open and expected to close on 20 September 2020.

German HZB/certificates
For your application to the IPU, please create a new account in our campus management system. After registration you will receive an e-mail with the login details for your user account, which you can use to log in and fill out the application form.

Foreign HZB/certificates
If you have not obtained or will not obtain your university entrance qualification (Abitur or comparable school-leaving certificate, Bachelor's degree, Diplom, Magister, Staatsexamen) at a German school or university, please apply directly via the online portal uni-assist.

A higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung - HZB), also known as a university entrance qualification, entitles you to study at a college or university.

We will check the admission requirements in personal selection interviews. We therefore ask you to apply early in order to to clarify which preliminary work can be credited or must still be completed in order to be admitted to the program.

Applications for the next intake (winter semester 2020/21) are now open and expected to close on 20 September 2020.

Application via uni-assist
To apply for our English track MA Psychology programme, please apply online via uni-assist. uni-assist is a non-profit organisation that evaluates international school and university certificates on behalf of German universities. uni-assist examines if the submitted school/university certificates are equivalent to German school/university degrees, i.e. whether they qualify in principle for admission to university studies in Germany. For more information about the application process, visit https://psychology-berlin.com/application-and-admission.html

Online application is open until 20 August 2020 at www.uni-assist.de

German HZB/certificates
For your application to the IPU, please create a new account in our campus management system. After registration you will receive an e-mail with the login details for your user account, which you can use to log in and fill out the application form. You can complete or change your entry at any time after logging in, until your application is complete.

Applications for the next intake (winter semester 2020/21) are now open and expected to close on 20 September 2020.

German HZB/certificates
For your application to the IPU, please create a new account in our campus management system. After registration you will receive an e-mail with the login details for your user account, which you can use to log in and fill out the application form. You can complete or change your entry at any time after logging in, until your application is complete.

Applications for the next intake (winter semester 2020/21) are now open and expected to close on 20 September 2020.

Contact the IPU via e-mail

If you are interested in the postgraduate study programme, please contact us by sending an e-mail to info(at)ipu-berlin.de.

Summer semester

German HZB/certificates
For your application to the IPU, please create a new account in our campus management system. After registration you will receive an e-mail with the login details for your user account, which you can use to log in and fill out the application form.

Foreign HZB/certificates
If you have not obtained or will not obtain your university entrance qualification (Abitur or comparable school-leaving certificate, Bachelor's degree, Diplom, Magister, Staatsexamen) at a German school or university, please apply directly via the online portal uni-assist.

A higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung - HZB), also known as a university entrance qualification, entitles you to study at a college or university.

Applications for the next round of the SoSe 2021 are expected to open in November 2020.

German HZB/certificates
For your application to the IPU, please create a new account in our campus management system. After registration you will receive an e-mail with the login details for your user account, which you can use to log in and fill out the application form.

Foreign HZB/certificates
If you have not obtained or will not obtain your university entrance qualification (Abitur or comparable school-leaving certificate, Bachelor's degree, Diplom, Magister, Staatsexamen) at a German school or university, please apply directly via the online portal uni-assist.

A higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung - HZB), also known as a university entrance qualification, entitles you to study at a college or university.

Applications for the next round of the SoSe 2021 are expected to open in November 2020.

German HZB/certificates
For your application to the IPU, please create a new account in our campus management system. After registration you will receive an e-mail with the login details for your user account, which you can use to log in and fill out the application form. You can complete or change your entry at any time after logging in, until your application is complete.

Applications for the next round of the SoSe 2021 are expected to open in November 2020.

Contact the IPU via e-mail

If you are interested in the postgraduate study programme, please contact us by sending an e-mail to info(at)ipu-berlin.de.