European Studies

- Continuing education

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Postgraduate Programme in European Studies
Kristina Jacobsen
Otto-von-Simson-Str. 3
14195 Berlin
(030) 838-458475

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For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree.

  • Participants must prove a minimum of one year work experience in addition to their undergraduate or first degree.

The admission is limited.

The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.

In addition to the admission requirements a letter of motivation, English language skills and a potential interview will be considered.

Further information about admission requirements can be found on program's website.

Tuition fees come to a total of 7,500 Euro, including general semester fees and dues. As of winter semester 2016/17 the fee will be probably 4,500 Euro per semester for full-time students and 2,500 Euro per semester for part-time students.

The postgraduate course imparts advanced understanding of legal, economic and political, as well as historical, cultural and social foundations of the European integration process, and specifically prepares graduates for practical dealings with European issues. Tuition takes a practically relevant approach and is conducted by leading resident jurists, economists and social scientists of the three major universities in Berlin, the HU, FU and TU - as well as by high-ranking practitioners from Germany and abroad. Integral parts of the course are an internship lasting at least eight weeks and a one-week excursion to the EU-institutions in Brussels and Luxemburg. Numerous additional events and seminars focusing on soft skills and application training round out the program. A demanding process leads to the selection of a maximum of 25 students with a variety of national and educational backgrounds. The limited size of the study group allows for intense learning on a high level of quality. Teaching takes place in German and English. All mandatory classes are taught in English.

Contents and Focal Points:

  • The European Union as a legal community, as an economic community and as a political community,
  • Excursion to the EU-institutions in Brussels and Luxemburg,
  • At least two months internship, e.g. with federal or state ministries, EU-institutions, German diplomatic institutions (embassies and consulates) or major economic institutions
Admission for the 1st semester
Limited admissions
Admission for higher semesters
No admission
Application and registration period
01.12. - 15.03.
Program start
Winter semester
English, German
Master of European Studies (M.E.S.)
2 semesters