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Application Process

Here you can check all necessary information about the application process!

Who can apply?


The MSc GUH follows an interdisciplinary approach and addresses professionals from different backgrounds such as medicine, public health, social sciences, health economics, urban planning, psychology, political science and anthropology among others.

The course is open for applicants worldwide. Applications from developing countries are particularly encouraged.

Candidates with working experience in low and middle-income countries in a relevant field are preferably accepted.

Every interested person with the following requirements can apply:

- Graduates of a relevant field (see above) holding a higher academic degree (minimum 4 years of academic full time studies)

- working experience in a relevant field

- proficiency in English language


Which documents are necessary?


  • A fully completed application form
  • A passport photo
  • Typed Curriculum Vitae for instance in "Europass Formate"
  • Letter of Motivation explaining your personal motivation and future plans regarding this course
  • A scanned copy of all diplomas/certificates awarding relevant university degrees
  • A scanned copy of all official academic transcripts
  • For German medical doctors: Please send: „Zeugnis über die Ärztliche Prüfung
  • A scanned copy of you High School Certificate
  • Proof of proficiency in English, if not a native speaker, e.g. TOEFL (550 paper / 213 computer / 72 - 94 online), IELTS (5+), DAAD (a, b or c in all categories), GER-Level B2 or more
  • Course fees: Please be aware that the tuition fees are 12,000 €. Funding situation: In case you are self-financed please submit bank statement proving that you have enough funds to cover your studies (minimum 5.000 EUR) and  please make sure that the currency is mentioned on the statement. If you are sponsored by your employer or were awarded a scholarship, please enclose a copy of the official notification. If a private person is sponsoring you, please send proof by his/her bank statement and a signed confirmation letter.
  • A scanned copy of your passport (only copy the page with your picture and where your name appears)


-- Please use this Checklist for a complete Application --


 When and how to apply?


Before you apply please be aware of the tuition fee and that living expenses will not be covered. Please check Fees and Fellowships and "living in Freiburg".


Application period for the Wintersemester 2019/2020

01.October.2018 - 15. April.2019


For your Application please send the complete Application documents as described in the checklist as pdf files to the following e-mail Address:

 Applicants will be notified of admission/rejection in May.



Who can I ask?


If you have any questions about the application, our Program or about the centre of medicine and society, please contact our project coordinator:

Dr. Sonia Diaz-Monsalve
Biological Anthropology
Centre for medicine and Society
Medical Faculty
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
Hebelstraße 29
Phone: +49 (0) 761 203 - 98602