You have to apply at the HU Berlin as described on this website under Admission.
Yes. You can apply without a finished bachelor degree if you miss less than or equal to 60 ECTS (instead of 30 missing ECTS usually). Additionally, you have till 30.09.2022 to hand in your bachelor certificate. Furthermore, you do not need to certify your necessary application documents. If you apply by uni-assist.de, you only have to upload the documents online. More information can be found on the HU website under the information on applications in Master’s programs of the admission office.
The semesters after receiving the Bachelor’s degree count as waiting semesters.
No. But you could register as guest student (“Nebenhörer”) to already take some courses in the summer semester and then apply for the winter term, for HU see the corresponding information of the course guidance centre on the HU website.
The courses can be used for “Spezielle Kenntnisse 1” or “Auswahlkriterium 2” but if you fail the courses you might be exmatriculated.
Yes, it is possible to apply for the program while you are still in your bachelor. Therefore, you have to verify that you need less than or equal to 30 ECTS to finish your bachelor. Additionally, you have to state the missing courses and the expected bachelor grade. If you are accepted to the program, you have to prove that you finished the bachelor till the end of your first master semester with the expected grad (or better). If your grade is worse, you might be exmatriculated since the expected grade is used in the admission process. You can find the regulations and needed document in the general admission regulations of the HU Berlin (German: Nichtamtliche Lesefassung der Fächerübergreifenden Satzung zur Regelung von Zulassung, Studium und Prüfung der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).
A self-assessment for fullfiling the requirements for the masters program is an obligatory part of your application documentation. All information given in the self-assessment has to be proven by adding corresponding pages from official module descriptions (e.g. “Studienordung” or “Modulhandbuch”). You have to list the courses and the corresponding number of ECTS which are necessary for fulfilling the master programs requirements. The Admissions Committee will then decide about crediting the courses. It is not possible to give information on specific courses beforehand.
- There have to be available studying slots in the higher study semester, which is seldomly the case.
- If you fulfil regular admission requirements and you have completed the necessary creditable courses at time of application you can apply for a higher study semester. For example, if you want to apply for the 2nd semester in summer, you need 30 completed ECTS from the Statistics Master program at time of application (usually in January) in addition to the credits needed for regular admission.
The application periods can be found on the “Academic calendars and deadlines” page of the HU Berlin for all study programs. The entry referring to the MSc. Statistics is “Master of Arts/Science mit Zulassungsbeschränkung”.