MA “Political Economy and International Relations”: Application and Admission

  1. If you are studying towards a Bachelor or an equivalent degree outside of Germany, please take notice that you must present your diploma upon application for our Master's Program.
  2. If you are studying towards a bachelor’s degree at a German university, though, it is sufficient if you have earned at least 135 ECTS cr. (LP) at the time of application. If you have (almost) completed all Bachelor requirements, but are still waiting for your diploma to be issued, it is possible to be enrolled  both in the Bachelor and in the Master course of studies for one semester. But please be aware that your Bachelor diploma must be presented to the Studierendensekretariat (Registrar's Office) at the latest by the end of your first MA semester - otherwise your admission to the MA expires. Please also allow sufficient time for your Examination Office to issue the diploma.
  3. At least 60 of the 180 ECTS cr. you acquired during your bachelor studies must have been earned in Political Science.
  4. At least 6 of the 180 ECTS cr. you acquired during your bachelor studies must have been earned in courses on statistics and methods of the social sciences (not necessarily in Political Science).
  5. Some of our seminars are in English, but the majority of seminars and lectures are in German. Therefore, you need to have command of the German language at least at B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. In order to prove your command of the German language, you have to pass  the "Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber" (DSH) or an equivalent.
  6. You can apply for our MA "Political Economy and International Relations" until May 15. The program starts, as a rule, in October (winter term).