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On this page we collect questions and answers about the master program. We constantly update the list with questions you send us.

Application and enrollment

For full enrollment, you must have a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) in Pedagogy or a similar subject. It is required that you have studied at least 40 ECTS in pedagogy. The language requirements are level B2 in English and level A2 in German. Detailed enrollment requirements can be found under  Application and Admission.

Please contact us at if you are not sure whether you meet the application requirements. We will be happy to advise you on this. The best way to do this is to send us existing transcripts and certificates directly.

Please have a look on the website of the Student Affairs to find out which documents you need to submit for enrolment:


Please be aware that the university has to check the availability of your health insurance, if you are below the age of 30. Further information about the requirements regarding the health insurance as a student can be found on the website of the Office of Student Affairs. 

There are no study fees for the program. All studentls only pay a semester contribution. In winter term 2023/2024 the semester contribution for one full semester is 156 Euro. The study contribution includes a student card, which allows you to use the online catalogue of the University library, to use public transport in Würzburg for free and to get discounted prices in the dining halls and cafeterias of the University of Würzburg. Further information about the semester contribution and the updated sum are provided one the website of the Service Center InterNational Affairs.

Within the Master of Educational Science all courses offered by the University of Würzburg will be held in English.

The German Volkshochschulen offer a self-learning opportunities for learning German over the platform VHS-Lernportal.

It is possible to start immediately and for free to learn German.

In addition, the Virtual University of Bavaria offers online courses to learn German and get to know German academic life.

No, Italian language skills are not mandatory for the Double Degree Master. However, it is recommended to attend language courses at JMU on a voluntary basis before the semester abroad in Padua. For this purpose, the language courses of the Language Center can be attended. For more information, please visit the website of the Language Center.

Enrolled students have until the end of October to decide whether they want to choose the double-degree model or study the "regular" master's degree held in Würzburg.

No, there is no age limit for the program. All individuals, regardless of age, are welcome to study the master's program if they meet the application requirements.

A residence permit is required for enrollment in the program. The master's program is a face-to-face program offered in Würzburg, but online enrollment is possible. Even though it is not necessary to be in Würzburg to study, a residence permit is mandatory. It is therefore advisable to apply for a visa early. Further information can be found on the website of the Service Centre InterNational Transfer.

Study mode

Most courses take place at Campus Hubland Nord of the University of Würzburg. If students cannot study on campus in Würzburg, it is possible to join most lectures of the English study track in a hybrid-synchronous way. Students of the Double Degree Program will be able to study at least one semester at the University of Padua in addition to their studies at the University of Würzburg. For more information on the double degree program, see Double Degree in Management of Educational Services, Adult and Continuing Education.

All modules offered by the University of Würzburg are conducted in a synchronous-hybrid mode. The modules offered by the University of Padua are 50% blended learning and 50% on-campus, with single modules including a mandatory on-campus practical workshop in Padua.

Several modules are conducted in a hybrid mode. This means that it is possible to study part of the modules in a virtual mode. You can find more information about these modules on the page English Modules in Hybrid Mode.

Würzburg is a franconian city in Baveria, Germany. The city is has almost 130,000 inhabitants. Almost half of them are under 30 years old. Many of these young people study the the University of Würzburg, the University of Applied Sciences or the University of Music. Have a look at the website of the university to get to know more about Würzburg.

The Service Center International Affairs provides an overview of living costs in Würzburg.

The Student Housing Service offers dormitories. Please consult the website of the Service Center InterNational Affairs for applying for an accommodation. To apply for a place in a student dorm, you will need either a letter of admission or a certificate of enrollment. We recommend that you apply for a place in a student dorm as soon as you receive your letter of admission.

WueStudy: application, enrolement, course registration, exam registration, transcript of records

WueCampus: course materials and communication platform within courses

WueMahara: ePortfolio platform

StudMail: mailing service for students of University of Würzburg

StudiSoft: possibility to download software (for free), which you need during your studies.

University Library: Catalogue over which you can access eBooks and online offers of the library.

EU citizens do not need a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany. All other citizens please check the website of the German Foreign Office to find out whether you need a visa to enter Germany and which requirements must be met.

Financial support

There are several scholarships, for which you can apply for financial support during studying the mastersprogram. More information to selected scholarships can be found on the page Master of Educational Science.  More information about scholarships can be found on the website of the JMU.

For the study semester at the University of Padua (February to June), students of the Master's program in Educational Science can apply for an ERASMUS grant every year until the end of October. To apply for an ERASMUS scholarship, please submit the following documents: Your enrollment certificate for the Master's program, proof of your English proficiency (B2), and proof of your completed Bachelor's degree/transcript of records. Please contact for scholarship application. The exact application period will be communicated to students early in the respective year. Further information about ERASMUS can be found on the website of the Service Agency InterNational Transfer.

Degree(s) and career prospects

Individuals who choose study option 1 with the English language modules in Würzburg have the opportunity to obtain the Master of Arts in Educational Science from the University of Würzburg.

Individuals who choose study option 2 with the double degree program with the University of Padua can earn a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Management dei servizi educativi e formazione continua of the University of Padua and Master of Arts in Educational Science of the University of Würzburg.

Individuals who choose study option 3 with the English language modules in hybrid mode will have the modules they attended certified in the form of a Transcript of Records.

It is possible to obtain a double master from the University of Würzburg and the University of Padua. For this it is necessary to follow the study plan published at the bottom of the Double Degree page.

On the one hand, students should be trained to think and research adult education and continuing education scientifically. In addition, judgment, organizational, analytical and planning skills are promoted. Possible fields of activity for graduates include adult education, educational counseling, educational management, science and research, vocational and in-company continuing education, and intercultural education. Due to the international orientation of the program, students are supported in developing international networks and positioning themselves on the national as well as international job market of adult education/continuing education.

Information about working permission in Germany during or after your studies can be found on the website of The Federal Government.

Additional support

The University of Würzburg has a contact and information center for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses (CIS). The contact and information center offers individual counselling in person, by telephone or via video chat regarding the admission to the University, compensation for disadvantages in exams, individual study planning, special rules under the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG), applications for integration assistance, accessibility of the University buildings, accessible accommodation and study assistants. You can either phone the consultation hotline (+49 931 31-84052) on Monday 10-12am CET, Wednesday 9-11am CET and Thursday 11-13am CET or via mail:

Further information can be found on the website of the CIS. (mainly in german)

The Family Service of the University of Würzburg is the contact point on the topic of university and family. You can contact the service by phone or by mail if you have questions or would like to make an individual consultation appointment. The phone number is +49 931 31-84342 and the mail address:

Further information can be found on the website of the Family Serivce. (only in german)

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