Application with a German certificate

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Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits (ECTS) in Nanoscience or a related degree. 
  • Fundamental knowledge in physics, chemistry and biology.
  • Advanced knowledge including practical skills in at least two of the disciplines: biology, chemistry, and physics.
  • English language skills on the level B2 according to the European Framework (CEFR).
    Please note that the missing courses from the bachelor's degree in Nanoscience at Kassel University which may be imposed as additional requirements, are offered in German language only. Therefore, it is useful to have a basic command of the language.
  • - The examination committee may demand a hearing for assessing the fulfillment of the admission requirements and/or stipulate additional requirements in total of up to 30 credits.

Can I apply with a science or engineering degree?

Please note that admission requires advanced knowledge in two natural sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) and at least fundamental knowledge in the third one on tertiary education level. If you studied the single subjects Physics, Chemistry, or Biology, you will need evidence for additional courses taken in the respective other subjects. If you hold a Bachelor degree in Nanoscience, General Science, or other interdisciplinary subjects related to Physics, Chemistry, or Biology, you may meet the admission requirements more easily.

If you hold an engineering degree, it will be more difficult to fulfill the requirements. For example, if you have a degree in Electrical Engineering without two natural sciences, you will not be eligible for the program. In this case, we refer to other study programmes offered at the University of Kassel.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. 1.Deadlines

    • Is the application already possible?

    Since the application deadlines vary depending on the choice of course, please visit the homepage to learn more about the application period.  

  2. 2.Documents

    • I take care of the necessary documents, which I have to scan for the online application.

    Which documents do I need for the application?

    1. Copy of your university entrance qualification certificate
    2. Officially certified copy of your first professional university degree (certificate: e.g. Bachelor's degree, Diplom I, state examination). If you do not have a Bachelor's degree certificate at the time of application, please submit the following evidence: 
      1. Preliminary overview of subjects and grades of your previous studies and
      2. the certificate on the status in your studies, completed and signed by your current examination office: Bescheinigung zum Stand im Studium.
      At the time of application, at least 80% of the credits required for graduation must have already been earned and passed. This equates to 144 out of 180 or 168 out of 210 credits. In addition, proof of admission to the Bachelor's thesis (indicating the date of submission) must be available.
    3. Further proof specified in the examination regulations (see above).
  3. 3.eCampus

    • I open the website of the application portal "eCampus":

      eCampus - Registration
    • I click on "Application" and then on "Registration".
    • I enter my data and set a password. 
    • I receive an e-mail and click the confirmation link in the e-mail. 
  4. 4.Application


    • I use a desktop PC or a laptop. The online application is not suitable for smartphones.
    • I have scanned the necessary documents for the online application.
    • I open the website of the application portal "eCampus":


    • I log in again to the application portal "eCampus" with my user name and password. 

    • I click on the menu item "My studies" and then on "Study application".

    Fill out the application

    • I select the intended master's degree program in the online application.
    • I fill out the following pages. If anything is unclear, I read the help texts next to the questions. 
    • At the end, I submit the online version digitally.
  5. 5.Processing

    • As soon as my application has been received by the Student Secretariat, my application status and my application subject status are set to "digitally received".
    • I will receive all further information on the processing status of my application via an e-mail indicating the change in status of my application. I can then find more detailed information in the application overview in eCampus. (Be sure to activate the e-mail notification and log in to the application portal regularly).


    1. Your application will first be formally checked: Have all documents been uploaded? Are the formal requirements met?
    2. Once the formal check has been completed, the application is forwarded to the examination board for your degree program.
    3. In the next step, the examination board checks whether the content-related requirements for admission are also met and decides on the subject-related equivalence, the recognition of previously completed work and decides whether the application is admissible or should be rejected. In the case of admissibility, content-related conditions may also be imposed.
    4. The examination board digitally reports the result back to the master's office.
    5. If it is discovered during the procedure that documents are missing, I will be notified of this by e-mail. I can view information on any missing documents in the eCampus application portal. The deadline for submission is also stored there.
    6. Depending on the Master's program, it can take up to six weeks until you receive the results. Please refrain from making inquiries during this time.
  6. 6.Decision

    • Subsequently, I receive either an admission or rejection.

    • In the case of admissibility, the application status and application subject status of my application will be set to "Offer of admission has been made" and I can enroll online.

    • In case of rejection, the application status and application subject status of my application will be set to "Excluded". My application will therefore not participate in the selection process. I can find the exact reasons for rejection in the rejection notice, which I can access in eCampus. I will save the rejection notice.

    The notices are not sent by mail.

  7. 7.Admission

    • I receive my offer of admission via eCampus. I am made aware of this by an email that I have received an offer of admission. I log on to eCampus and can retrieve my notification of admission. With the admission I also receive information about any requirements to be fulfilled.
    • I save my notification of admission.
  8. 8.Enrollment

    • I open the website of the application portal "eCampus":

    Enroll now

    • I log in again to the application portal "eCampus" with my user name and password. 
    • I click on the menu item "My studies" and then on "Application for studies".
    • I fill out the "Application for enrollment" form, uploading my portrait photo and entering my health insurance information.
    • I print out the "Application for Enrollment" twice (once for my records). 
    • I sign the paper printout.
    • I find out how to provide my proof of health insurance:
    • I send the application for enrollment, a certified copy of my Bachelor's degree certificate (if already available) and a copy of my proof of identity (ID card or passport) to the Student Secretariat (the address is on the application). If necessary, further documents will be added. 
  9. 9.Semester fees

    Transfer the semester fees. 

    Fees are incurred each semester for your course (contribution to administration expenses, the student services organisation, your semester ticket, the General Students’ Committee [AStA]). You will find the exact amount, the payment deadline and the details for making the bank transfer in the acceptance and enrolment letter. You will find more information here too: Semester fees

  10. 10.CampusCard

    • Your CampusCard will be sent to you by post.

    The CampusCard is your student ID for the entire length of your course. It is also your semester ticket and has other functions too: your library ID, culture ticket, payment card at refectories, copying card etc. You can obtain more information here: CampusCard

  11. 11.Funding

    • Find out about funding opportunities.

    There is information about student funding here: Funding

  12. 12.Living quarters

    • Look for a place to live.

    There is information about the student residence market in Kassel and Witzenhausen here: Living quarters

  13. 13.Start of studies

    • I check the "Introduction and Start of Studies" subpage for the dates of the introductory events.