Enrolling at the Munich School of Philosophy:

General Information:

The formal requirements for studying at the Munich School of Philosophy are listed below.

Apart from the formal admission requirements at the Munich School of Philosophy there are also other aspects to be considered.

For this reason, please obtain detailed information on the particularities of studying in Germany from the German Embassy in your country, or the German Federal Foreign Office where you can also access information on German courses and recognition of examination results.

We answer selected questions on our FAQs page.

Overview:

Admission:
> Qualification Requirements
> Language Requirements
> Restrictions

Enrolment:
> Schedule
> Formal Requirements

Admission:

Several steps need to be taken before enrolling at the Munich School of Philosophy:


Qualification:

Recognition of Higher Education Entrance Qualification
The general requirement for studying at the Munich School of Philosophy is a valid Higher Education Entrance Qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung; Abitur, A-level) or an international equivalent. Certificates of previous qualifications may need to be provided for post-graduate courses.

Students without a German Higher Education Entrance Qualification need to have their documents checked in advance. A certified translation (English or German) are necessary in most cases. We also need an Academic Curriculum Vitae for clarification purposes. We may also contact you for additional information.

Please send the following documents as PDF by email to: international.office@hfph.de:

  • school certificates
  • any third-level qualifications
  • any translations (english or german)
  • Academic Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or doubts.

After checking your qualifications, the Munich School of Philosophy can issue you a confirmation of admission, which you can use to apply for a visa as a student applicant. You can find more information on this here.
However, please note that you cannot enroll without providing proof of your language skills (see below)!

Important: Please bring the original and a copy of the certificate and any translations with you to personal enrolment.


Language:

Proof of sufficient German Proficiency:
To study at the Munich School of Philosophy, you need to have sufficient speaking, writing and reading skills in German. There are no courses in English yet.

Proof of competence in German can be obtained through various courses. The Munich School of Philosophy accepts the following certificates:

  1. DSH-2
  2. TestDaf: At least level 4 in all four partial examinations
  3. Goethe Institute: C1
  4. "Deutsche Sprachprüfung II" from the Sprachen- und Dolmetscher-Institut München (Munich Language and Interpreting Institute, SDI)

You can find more information about language courses on the web pages of the Studentenwerk München (Munich Student Union).

Important: A language level of C1 (Common European Reference Framework of Reference for Languages) is a prerequisite for enrolment. You can aquire an admission without the required level and therefore come to Germany to advance your language skills.

We have an agreement with "Deutschkurse bei der Universität München (dkfa)" to provide you with an easy access to German courses.


Restrictions:

There is an additional admission restriction for some study courses. You need to apply for these study courses.

Bachelor: Enrolment in the Bachelor program does not require admission. You do not need to apply.

Masters: Admission to the consecutive Master program is restricted.The prerequisite for applying is proof of a Bachelor degree with at least 90 ECTS in Philosophy or an international equivalent. The official deadline for application is 15th of July each year. Please send copies and translations of your certificates in good time to international.office@hfph.de to be checked. Enrolment is only possible in the winter semester!
If you have not completed the last semester of your Bachelor degree by the application deadline, there is the option of a preliminary application. In this case, please submit your “Transcript of Records”. The Bachelor certificate can then be submitted at a later time.

Promotion/PhD: Admission to the PhD program is restricted. Please inform yourself of the general requirements for admission and contact promotion@hfph.de in good time.


Enrolment:


Schedule:

Our semesters start in mid April and in mid October. Please refer to the schedule pages (German) for the dates on which you can enroll for the new semester.


Formal
Requirements:

You must enroll in person.

Enrolment takes place in the student secretariat at the Munich School of Philosophy. Enrolling in the courses mentioned above is only possible if all specified documents and materials are provided.

  1. Electronic registration form filled out in advance
    Please fill out the registration form and send it to us.
    • After sending the form, please print it out and bring the printout with you to the enrolment.
    • We are obliged by the Bavarian State Agency for Statistics and Data Processing to collect this data and have no influence on the questions asked.

  2. Fees: 228.50 Euro per Semester
    (latest update WiSe 2017/18, the actual numbers of the fees might differ slightly)

    This amount comprises:

    • 100.00 Euro Administration Fee
    • 62.00 Euro Student Union Fee
    • 66.50 Semester Ticket for part time Public Transport in Munich

    You can pay the fee either by bank transfer (see below) or in cash during your enrolment.

  3. Proof of Higher Education Entrance Qualification
    Please have your school or university certificates checked in good time before enrolment (or application).
    Please bring the original and a copy of all certificates and translations, if any, with you to enrolment.
    If you have any questions or doubts concerning your documents, please send them to international.office@hfph.de beforehand.

  4. Presentation of ID Card or Passport

  5. Health Insurance Certificate
    Health insurance is obligatory in Germany.
    For this reason, you need to provide evidence of your health insurance or evidence of exemption from this requirement:

    Submission of a valid certification of student health insurance for the corresponding semester.
    • Your health insurance company needs to provide you with a certificate “for enrolment at a university”. Any other certificate is insufficient.
    • If you are privately insured, we require an exemption certificate from a public health insurance company.
    • If you have never had public health insurance, you can obtain this exemption certificate from public health insurance companies (more information as PDF, German).
      International students can obtain more information on the topic of “health insurance” at the German Student Union.

  6. Official Certificate of Good Conduct
    In order to enroll, you must present or send to us an official certificate of good conduct. The easiest way is to apply for the certificate of good conduct personally in Germany.
    The receipt of your application for the certificate of good conduct is sufficient initially for enrolment.
    You can find more information on the certificate of good contact on the web pages of the German Federal Office of Justice.

  7. Two passport photos for your student identification and our records.

  8. Specification of Email Address

Bank Details:

You can transfer the administration fees to our account at the LIGA Bank in Munich:

Account Holder: Dt. Provinz der Jesuiten KdöR Hochschule
Account Number: 10 213 98 20
Bank Sort Code: 750 903 00
IBAN: DE94 7509 0300 0102 1398 20
BIC: GENODEF1M05
Bank: LIGA Bank