Application Procedure

Application Deadlines

The next application period will start on 15 January 2019.

Deadlines for:

  • Non-EU Citizens: 31 March 2019
  • EU Citizens: 15 July 2019

For an overview the application procedure for intake 2018 is provided on this page. Updated information on the application procedure for intake 2019 will be made known as soon as possible. Please check again for updates in January 2019.

Application procedure for intake 2018

1 Please apply via the online application form and submit your supporting documents (a description of the expected documents can be found in the section “Supporting Documents” below) in the explained manner via email to the MAP office (map-applications[at] before the relevant deadline. Only applications with correctly named documents can be considered during the selection / admission process.

All documents must be submitted in *PDF format* and named in the following way:

  • MAP01_CoverLetter_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName
  • MAP02_CV_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName
  • MAP03_TranscriptSchool_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName
  • MAP04_EnglishTranscriptUniversity_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName
  • MAP05_OriginalLanguageTranscriptUniversity_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName
  • MAP06_TOEFL_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName (respectively IELTS or other evidence)
  • MAP07_Language_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName (if any)
  • MAP08_APS_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName (China)
  • MAP09_Scholarship_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName

Further documents should follow the naming convention:

  • MAP1x_xxx_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName

Please submit all test results as scanned copies or screen shots.

If you will receive any requested application document later you can submit it after the application deadline has passed. But you should send the remaining documents in time.

Please apply in any case with your latest transcript of records even if you have not graduated yet.

When problems appear during the email transfer please make sure, that your documents have an appropriate size (5 MB limit).

We do not give any pre-assessment regarding your application. The suitability of the applicant is evaluated by the MAP admission board after a full application only.

2 First round of selection: Academic committee ranks the applicants and decides whether to conduct an interview (due to the large number of applicants we regret that we cannot interview all applicants).
3 Second round of selection: Interview with two MAP professors in Erlangen (local applicants) or via internet video call (or in exceptional cases, telephone).
4 Academic committee decides whether to admit applicant to programme.
5 If admitted to MAP, applicant is required to submit formal application to join the university via the campo portal. (At this stage the validity of your undergraduate degree for the enrollment in a German Master’s degree course will be formally verified).
6 The Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg formally admits the applicant.
7 The student arrives in Erlangen and matriculates for the programme.

Supporting documents

Please be aware that the documents described here are of the same order as the documents to be submitted in *PDF Format* and discribed in the table above in line 1.

Short cover letter
CV / Resumé (including an up-to-date picture)
High school/secondary school leaving certificate or university entrance certificate. The transcript of courses attended with corresponding grades should be included.
English university degree certificate(s) / English transcript(s) of records. The transcript of courses attended at the University with corresponding grades provided as English language version.
Transcript of courses attended at University in original language
IELTS or TOEFL score report if the previous degree was not conducted in English. If the courses at the university have been taught in English, please send the authentication of the university.
Certificates of English or German language courses taken
APS certificate (Chinese applicants only)
Motivation for scholarship application. Only if you want to apply for a MAP scholarship.
Certificate(s) of industrial internship(s) attended


Since a maximum of 30 students per year can enroll in the programme you are encouraged to send your application as early as possible!

If you study at one of the universities participating in MAP, please contact the MAP office staff prior to sending your application.

It is only possible to apply to MAP once. If you have been rejected (before or after interview) you may not reapply.