Application deadlines

The E-LINGO programme starts once every two years in October. The next course will start in October 2024.

Application period: February 1st until May 31st in the year the course starts     

What are the requirements?

To apply you need to have:

a BA degree from a university, university of education or private university (based on 3 years of study) in any discipline (need not be language- or teaching-related) with 180, 210 or 240 credit points

one year of full-time work experience (longer if you have worked part-time) in the field of education or in a language-related area (the equivalent of 60 credit points)

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good target language competence (English – Level B2  of the Common European Framework for Languages or equivalent)

German language competence is not required.

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How and when to apply

All applicants should send their applications as e-mails with all relevant scanned documents in one PDF attached to:

Admissions Secretary Nicole Seiter (nicole.seiter(at)
University of Education Freiburg
Kunzenweg 21
D- 79117 Freiburg

Exceptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic

We realize that, due to the Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdowns, many of you are experiencing great difficulties in organizing translations and certified copies of documents. We have informed uni-assist that in the first instance we will accept scans of original certificates, but reserve the right to ask to see the originals at a later date.


Applicants without a German university degree additionally need to apply via uni-assist.

Uni-assist evaluates your certificates and documents according to the E-LINGO admission criteria. If all criteria are met, uni-assist forwards your application to the University of Education Freiburg where the admission process starts. Uni-assist will inform you of the evaluation by email and by post.

If you are unsure about your qualifications, please check your qualifications with uni-assist.

Student visa information

Please note that students might not get a visa for the whole semester, but only for the face-to-face meetings. For more information please contact the German embassy in your country.

Please submit the following documents:

(as an attachment in a single PDF)

  Curriculum vitae in English
  *School-leaving certificates which qualify the holder for undergraduate study at university (e.g. Germany – Abitur; UK – A-levels). These may vary from country to country.
  *Evidence of qualified employment in the field of education or in a language-related area of at least one year’s duration (proportionally longer if employment was part-time) qualified employment
  *Evidence of the required English language ability. If you are a native speaker of the English language or have completed your undergraduate study in English, evidence is not needed. See language requirements 
  Personal statement in English explaining why you want to take part in the course (max. 3,000 words)
  Signed statement in which you confirm that the personal statement is your own work
  *Transcript of Records and Diploma Supplement (if available) of the applicant’s first degree (see point 4 above)
  You should also write a statement confirming that you have neither failed nor been excluded from the Master’s examination in this degree course or one with similar content at the Freiburg University of Education or any other university.

Application form

The following form needs to be submitted for application.

E-LINGO application form

Application checklist

Keep track of your application

Application checklist

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*Certificates must be submitted as copies of the originals and should be in German or English. Any translations must be officially certified. The University reserves the right to ask to see the originals at immatriculation.