Important Information for Applicants – Winter Semester 2021/22

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The application period for the SDAC Elite Master’s Program is well underway. Find out everything about our program in the SDAC Call for Applications 2021.

Apply now to join the SDAC community, benefit from a low student-teacher ratio and acquire knowledge in a truly international setting!


All details on how to apply can be found here. Check out our FAQ page for any questions you might have about your qualifications and application requirements.

The application deadline for the Winter Semester 2021/22 is July 15th, 2021.

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Current FAQs

How and where to apply?

Please visit campo to register for the SDAC masters program and upload the necessary documents for your application.
You can find an introduction to the online portal in this video.

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline for the Winter Semester 2021/22 is July 15th, 2021.

Do I need to write a motivation letter for my application?

A motivation letter is not obligatory but highly appreciated. Especially for applicants with degrees with a less obvious connection to the program, an additional letter is very important and helpful to assess applicants’ motivation and qualification.

Should I send my documents by post?

Yes, you have to send your documents by post. This should include the ‘application form’, the ‘control sheet’ and other documents relevant to your application. Please send them to the Master’s Office. For more information about the Master’s office, address, and office hours, please click here.

Where can I send the requested documents?

Requested documents should be sent per post to the Master’s office. You can also upload your documents to Campo

Will there be an early decision for my application before submitting my official documents?

Applicants will go through the application process only after submitting their entire application documents to Campo and by post. The sooner we receive all the documents needed, the faster we can start reviewing your application and come to a decision.

Admission Requirements

Am I eligible to apply with my BA Degree?

Yes, all students can apply. Students will also go through the application process, and successful applicants will be notified.

Does schooling in English count as level B2 ?

Showing proof of having completed previous studies in English will be enough to fulfill basic application requirements. However, as the quality of English varies quite a lot internationally, we highly recommend adding an additional international language certificate.

Studying at the SDAC

Are there any tuition fees for the program and what are the general costs of living and studying in Germany?

No, there are no tuition fees and no application fees. However, there are general living costs and general fees for the university that you might want to consider during your residency as a student in Germany.
For more information on estimated living costs, please click here.

What are the costs for the abroad semester in Beijing?

Students will be in charge of their accommodation and living expenses in Beijing. Please check out our Study abroad page and the table of costs on our SDAC website.


If you have other questions related to the application process or unsure if your application is ‘valid’, please contact the program coordinator.