Faculty of Psychologie
Duration / ECTS - Credits
6 semesters / 180 ECTS
Academic Degree
Bachelor of Science (BSc.)
Qualification Level
ISCED–2011: Level 6 und EQR/NQR: Stufe 6
Information on the Curriculum*
Mode of Study
Language of Instruction
Location of Implementation

The Bachelor Psychology programme is oriented towards cultural and social sciences and provides a basic education with insights into many different research and practical fields of scientific psychology, preparing students both for more advanced Master’s programmes and for the ever-increasing requirements of the labour market.

Please note that the Bachelor Programme in Psychology at SFU Berlin is offered in German.

Admission Requirements

Admission/enrolment period
Winter semester 2021/22: 01 April 2021 – 30 September 2021

Formal prerequisite for admission to the Bachelor of Psychology degree programme is proof of university entrance qualification in the form of

  • Abitur or Matura, Berufsreifeprüfung or equivalent (foreign) qualifications, or
  • a relevant university entrance qualification examination, or
  • a subject-relevant study admission examination as regulated in the examination regulations of the Faculty of Psychology under § 12.

Language skills:  Courses are mainly held in German. A good knowledge of English is required, as a large part of the specialist literature is written in English. If the native language of an applicant is not German, German language skills of at least level B2 (according to CEFR) are required for the degree programme in German. For all students in the German-language degree programme, knowledge of English, at least at level B2 (according to CEFR), is also an admission requirement.

Admission Procedure

The admission procedure consists of the online application and the selection procedure. If the admission procedure is completed positively, a study place will be allocated subject to available places.

Online application
The following documents must be submitted as part of the online application:

  • Proof of university entrance qualification
  • CV
  • Copy of passport or identity card
  • Copy of health insurance card
  • Proof of language skills, if applicable
  • Letter of motivation
  • Photograph
  • Registration form

Selection procedure
The first step is to register for an admission interview. You are welcome to get a more detailed picture of the university beforehand at information evenings or at the Open Day. You can also talk to our students. The selection procedure consists of an individual assessment of the cognitive and linguistic competencies required for the degree programme, as well as of the student’s motivation and suitability for the degree programme. The admission interview is conducted with a lecturer from the academic staff of the Faculty of Psychology.

Study structure and contents (incl. curriculum)


Click to enlarge: 

(WiSe 2020/21)
Folder & Curriculum (pdf)

Qualification profile and competences

Students acquire competences for the scientific processing of theoretical and practical problems in psychology: they have a sound knowledge of social science research methods, can independently apply scientific working techniques, are aware of the current state of knowledge of the basic sub-disciplines of psychology, have an overview of epistemological interests and research strategies of individual disciplines bordering on psychology and have developed and expanded their communicative action competences in their own practical modules.
 To successfully complete the programme, students must write a Bachelor’s thesis and take an oral Bachelor’s final examination.

Diversity instead of monotony in psychology

 The Bachelor’s programme in Psychology focuses on the scientific analysis, understanding and shaping of the experiential worlds of individuals, groups and communities. Personal guidance is provided by a qualified team of teachers, researchers and practitioners. With regard to the teaching content, the degree programme offers numerous elective options as well as insights into neighbouring disciplines that are relevant to psychology.

Practical experience and preparation for a career

From the first semester onwards, practical work is carried out with the students in order to develop their independent and self-responsible use of the skills acquired during their studies. The broad spectrum of psychological techniques and forms of intervention taught is of great practical professional benefit for a wide variety of career paths – even outside of psychology!


The programme ends with the academic degree “Bachelor of Science (BSc.)”, which is internationally recognised and familiar. Through electives during the programme, SFU also offers the opportunity to complete a EuroPsy-compliant psychology degree, which meets the criteria of the European Psychological Association. Since the winter semester 2020/21, the Bachelor’s programme in Psychology has also been oriented towards the reform of psychotherapy training in Germany. We will be happy to inform you personally about further details of the Bachelor’s programme in Psychology at SFU Vienna (psychologie@sfu-berlin.de).

Personal maturity and orientation

At SFU, we see the study of psychology as a comprehensive university-based professional & life education and offer the necessary orientation for one’s own maturation & consolidation processes in social contact with others. When selecting suitable students, the focus is on their individual qualities and potential, not on their school grades.

Occupational Fields and Career Opportunities

A Master’s degree is usually required to work as a psychologist.
 The most common fields of work for psychologists are in health care (clinical psychology, psychotherapy, neuro- or rehabilitation psychology), in work, organisational and business psychology (industrial psychology, human resources management, labour market administration, business and personnel consulting, advertising), educational psychology (school psychology, educational counselling centres), university (research, teaching, student counselling) and traffic psychology.

Tuition Fees

Bachelor Psychology, BSc. (6 semesters)

Tuition fees (valid from summer semester 2024):

€ 5.640/semester (or € 958,80 monthly) – regardless of the actual duration of studies, only 6 semesters or 36 months have to be paid.

Payment models: 

Model 1):
Payment of tuition fees for one academic year in advance (2 semesters). (A discount of 1% is granted)
In case of early termination of studies, the remaining amount is refunded (the completed semester is calculated without discount).

Model 2):
Monthly payment of the tuition fee (plus 2% processing fee).
Quarterly payment of the tuition fee (plus 1% administration fee)

Model 3):
Deposit of the entire tuition fee Bachelor in advance (6 semesters). (A discount of 2% is granted)

In case of premature termination of studies, the remaining amount will be refunded (the completed semesters will be calculated without discount).

Contact Finance and Controlling

Mail: psy-accounting@sfu.ac.at
Tel: +43 1 798 40 98 304
Opening and telephone hours: Mon-Thu: 10 am – 3 pm / Fri: 10 am  – 3 pm only by phone
Freudplatz 1, 3rd floor, room 3002, 1020 Vienna, Austria

Scholarships and Funding

In accordance with the specified criteria, merit and funding scholarships are awarded annually at Sigmund Freud University.
We will be happy to advise you personally about other possibilities for financing your studies (scholarships, Bafög, student loans, etc.) at psychologie@sfu-berlin.de.


The Bachelor Psychology programme was accredited by the Austrian Accreditation Council in 2006.
All SFU Accreditation Reports are available on the website of SFU Vienna.


Head of the Bachelor Programme in Psychology
Ass.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Wieser

Study Service Center Psychology
Sigmund Freud University Berlin
Columbiadamm 10, Tower 9
12101 Berlin – Tempelhof
E-mail: psychologie@sfu-berlin.de
Tel: +49(0)30 695 797 28-0

Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday 10 am -3 pm

Orientation of the SFU’s Bachelor’s programme in Psychology to the reform of psychotherapy training in Germany

According to the reform of psychotherapy training in Germany, students who wish to pursue a master’s degree in psychotherapy after completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology must complete a prescribed amount of courses that are intended to prepare them for the future profession of a psychotherapist already during the bachelor’s degree programme.

From the winter semester 2020/21, the Faculty of Psychology has integrated an elective module with corresponding courses into the curriculum of the Bachelor’s degree programme, which is oriented towards the requirements of the legal reform. If there are still changes with regard to the legal requirements or implementation guidelines in Germany, we will further adapt the courses in this elective module.

We will be happy to inform you personally about further details of the Bachelor’s programme in Psychology at Sigmund Freud University and the training for psychotherapy in Germany (psychologie@sfu-berlin.de).