Master's degree programmes – Information for prospective international students

To see a list of all the Master's degree programmes offered at OTH Regensburg University of Applied Sciences, please visit Follow the links to find out more about the study programmes. Especially important are the information sheets to every single Master's degree programme. They only exist in German. To find them you need to switch to the German version of the site and open the respective "Bitte lesen!"-link in the column "Infoblatt".

Please note: If you change your study programme, you need to inform the Foreigners’ Registration Office (Ausländerbehörde) at an early stage. If not, your stay is illegal!

There is no tution fee at Bavarian universities. But you you have to pay an administrative fee for the „Studentenwerk” per semester, which includes the public transport semester ticket.

The teaching language in all Master's degree programmes at OTH Regensburg is German, including those with English titles. (Exceptions are the two Master's degree programmes "European Business Studies" and "Electrical and Microsystems Engineering".) Therefore applicants have to proof a sufficient level of German, if they have acquired their Higher Education Entrance Qualification abroad. You can see the required level for each field of study in the list German language skills.

Please also check, if there are requirements listed in the Master's information sheets (mentioned above).

In order to gain the required language level you can register at the International Office of the OTH Regensburg for a preparatory German language course.

Please note:
If you want to attend a preparatory German language course before starting your Master's degree programme, please DO NOT apply for the Master via our online-portal.
You will be enrolled as a student of "German as a foreign language" during the preparatory semester, not as a Master's student. You will get a student ID card. There is no conditional admission.

A further possibility to improve your knowledge of the German language is for example to attend courses at the Volkshochschule Regensburg (TestDaF).

If you want to study a Master's degree programme at OTH Regensburg you have to apply for a place. Please use our online portal. You will be guided through step by step. You can upload all the required documents directly in the portal.

Information about entrance requirements and the necessary documents will be found in the "Please read" (“Bitte lesen”) information sheet for each individual Master's degree course at For details concerning the question if you meet the requirements, please contact the specific academic counsellor. They will also be able to tell you details concerning the language proficiency, that will be required.

If you have got a place in a Master's degree programme, but the proof of German knowledge is missing, you can usually switch to a preparatory German language course for the same semester. You cannot keep your place in the degree programme. You have to apply for the next semester again.

Useful information and tips for your studies and for living in Germany can be found on the website study-in-germany and in the OPEN vhb online course "How to Study in Germany".

Information about grants (only available in German) and halls of residence

Information for refugees

We would be happy to welcome you as a student at our university!