Application procedure


Complete the ORF here  (only fields with * are mandatory) - ORF is available from end of March until 15th May each year!

ORF is a complete online application. Thus please note that it is necessary to upload documents online (as PDF at best). Please do not send anything by postal mail!

Upload the following list of documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae in English (DO NOT include a photograph)
  • Signed motivation letter in English following our guideline (Download Guideline for Motivation Letter)
  • Previous University education certificates* and transcripts*
  • English language certification. We ONLY accept: TOEFL certificates** (IBT 90 points or higher) IELTS certificates (band 6 overall or higher); or Cambridge certificates (level B2), for German applicants 7 years English for Abitur are sufficienct (enclose Abiturzeugnis)
  • APS certificates (only necessary for applicants from China and Vietnam)


*Certificates and academic transcripts in languages other than English or German must be officially translated into English or German (certified translation).

**TOEFL code number 8692

Confirmation of receipt:

We will check your application for completeness and contact you if something is missing. The appication system will change the status to "in process" once we checked it.

We kindly ask you to refrain from enquiries upon the actual status of your application due to the high amount of applications. Selected candidates will be contacted by mid of June.