MSc Global Health Risk Management & Hygiene Policies

Entry Requirements

In order to apply and be permitted to the MSc Global Health Risk Management and Hygiene Policies, applicants must have a first academic degree of at least 180 ECTS in the area of health, life sciences and social sciences, also including such disciplines as public and international law, environmental planning, health governance or health economics.

Also, applicants must have at least two years working experiences in relevant areas. For instance, relevant areas are the regulation of health protection, health management and planning of health care, infrastructure etc. Applicants have to hand in appropriate work certificates. For more detailed descriptions of relevant areas, have a look at the list below:

Working experiences may be gathered in: 

  • Regulation of health protection at national or regional level
    • Analysis of relationship between external factors, the incidences of diseases and the therefore existing political supported infrastructure in hygiene/sanitary infrastructure, drinking water supply, food safety and environmental risks
    • Development of actions for detection, prevention and control of diseases relevance for specific country
  • Preparation of directives /guidelines for regulations of health protection
  • Planning of necessary infrastructure (e.g. for risk prevention or control)
  • Management of crises concerning health risk and health damages
  • Planning, leading or evaluation of health-related activities in health care, organization of social security systems, development cooperation, humanitarian aid and international relationships
  • Regulation for protection of physical risks

Further, non-native English speakers must prove English language proficiency at least at the level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and hand in an appropriate language certificate such as TOEFL, IELTS or an equivalent one. 

Besides this, applicants of course have to be highly interested in global health and social sciences. The motivation to improve health protection all over the world and especially in your home or working country is a prerequisite for studying in this programme. 


Please carefully read the following instructions.

Course Start

The MSc Global Health has one intake per year. The first semester is always a winter term, starting at the 1st October of a year.


28th February 2022                  for an intake in October 2022

15th December 2022                for an intake in October 2023

Application package

Your application must contain the following documents in one single PDF-file:

  1. Complete and signed Application Form (click for download)
  2. Current CV including a chronological list of your past and current employments and other activities in the area of Global Health
  3. Official, certified transcripts and graduation certificates: You must submit transcripts for all colleges and universities you have been enrolled prior to applying at the University of Bonn. The transcripts have to give the period of time, all courses that were attended, grades and degrees that were received. Only transcripts that have been certified by the university where the degree was awarded will be accepted. In cases where the transcript is written in any language other than English or German, a certified translation of the transcript into English is required. Translated versions can be certified either by the originating university or an official national or international institution.
  4. Work certificates or references to give evidence of a two-years working exprience after your graduation. You find relevant working areas in the info box above.
  5. Letter of Motivation (one to two pages in length): Please describe your motivation for studying the MSc Global Health and outline at least one area of research you want to work on during your studies. You may also give background information, particularly on past work experiences in the field of study, plans for future, postgraduate plans and any other information you deem relevant. Applicants who are currently registered in a postgraduate programme at another university should explain why they wish to change programmes.
  6. English language proficiency certificate (for non-native English speakers): A sufficient proficiency in the English language (at least at the level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is required. Attach an acknowledged language test, e.g., TOEFL, IELTS to the application or an aquivalent proof of your language skills that clearly indicates the level of proficiency. A mere statement that your previous studies were mainly or exclusively in English is not sufficient.

You may attach further documents (e.g., further certificates on professional expertise, additional certified transcripts in cases where additional academic credits were earned outside of degrees awarded, letters of recommendation) to support your application. Providing these further documents is optional.


Please send your complete application package (see below) in one email and as a single PDF to
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