Psychology (B.Sc.)

+++ Expiring subject, application only possible for higher semesters+++

The most important facts at a glance:



Bachelor of Science (Single-subject Bachelor)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters


Winter and summer semester
Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2
Required course for the Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung):
M-Course or W-Course.
To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

Admission restrictions:

Restricted in all semesters


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

Winter semester: June 1 - September 1

Summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

Winter semester: June 1 - July 15

Summer semester: December 1 - January 15


Psychology - Application-oriented major (M.Sc.)

Psychology - Clinical-oriented major (M.Sc.)


Department of Psychology


Faculty 02: Social Sciences, Media, and Sports


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

Psychology is a discipline that examines human experience, behavior and actions. The main branches of psychology are: General psychology, developmental psychology, personality psychology and social psychology.

General psychology uses empirical and experimental methods to investigate such aspects as perception, learning, memory, thought, language, emotions and motivation. Developmental psychology looks at how these aspects develop in individuals, from early childhood to old age. Personality psychology develops models to document and describe the differences between individuals. Social psychology analyzes the structure and dynamics of interactions between individuals and groups, together with the relationships between societal norms and values and individual behavior. The results are used to develop models and methods to explain, predict and effect changes in behavior patterns in various situations; these then subsequently undergo empirical evaluation. Objectives include the development of skills that enable the student to resolve problems, master conflict situations and improve relationships in the workplace, commercial and educational arenas, as well as provide treatment/rehabilitation of patients with psychiatric and somatic disorders. The psychology degree course provides students with the theoretical basis for working in the therapeutic sector, but does not include training in psychotherapy. The university offers a three-year continuing education course for those who wish to train as psychotherapists (focus: behavioral therapy/behavioral medicine).


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).