Application procedures

The BA and MA programs always begin in the winter semester (1 October – 31 March). It is not possible to take up studies in the summer semester (1 April – 30 September). 
If you are interested in applying for the BA program, for further information please feel free to contact the Social Sciences Institute: Ms. Dresen.
Here are the steps that you need to take in order to apply for the MA program in Social Sciences (“Sozialwissenschaften – Gesellschaftliche Strukturen und demokratisches Regieren”): 

  1. Submit an online application for the process of determining eligibility for the Master’s program in Social Sciences (Antrag auf Eignungsfeststellung) by July 31st:  LINK. Your application will be evaluated during the first half of August.

  2. In special circumstances, the deadline for submitting documents and notarized certificates may be extended to October 1st.

  3. Submit an application for unrestricted degree programs for foreign students, if applicable. (Einschreibeantrag für zulassungsfreie Fächer) along with the certificate of successful completion of the process of determining eligibility (Eignungsfeststellung) by October 10th to the Student Registration Office (Studierendensekretariat). 

Application forms can be obtained from the website of the Student Registration Office. 
For international applicants: LINK
Please note: 

  • For international students, proof of having passed the DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang) must be submitted with your application. If you have not yet taken the DSH or a recognized equivalent, you will need to do so after having received a letter of eligibility for the Master’s program and prior to submitting your application to the registration office.  

  • If you have previously studied at another German university, proof of exmatriculation must also be submitted along with your application.