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Award for Double Degree Master’s Program at Freie Universität

DAAD Selects “Politikwissenschaft /Affaires Internationales / Affaires Européenes” Progam

№ 384/2010 from Dec 09, 2010

As part of its activities on the theme “Bologna is good for mobility” the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has given an award to the German-French double degree master’s program at the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin. The “Politikwissenschaft / Affaires Internationales / Affaires Européennes” program was selected by DAAD in a competition for innovative examples of degree programs with mobility and full recognition of credits. The award is for third place in the competition and includes 3,000 euros. The presentation ceremony is December 10.

The double degree master’s program evolved out of collaboration existing since 1984 between the prestigious Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and the Otto Suhr Institute of Freie Universität Berlin. Twenty students are accepted per academic year. They complete a year of study in Paris and another in Berlin and, upon successful completion of all studies and examinations, earn the Master de Sciences Po and a Master of Arts degree from Freie Universität Berlin. Mutual recognition of the course work and examinations is among the fundamental principles of the program. The students at Freie Universität receive one final grade for all work completed during the year in Paris, and Sciences Po also gives the students full credit for all their academic achievements completed during the year in Berlin.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Sabine von Oppeln, Director of the Degree Program, Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Center for European Integration, Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 838-55016, Email: