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- Master´s programs

Department of History and Cultural Studies
History – Friedrich-Heinecke-Institute
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Esders
Koserstr. 20
14195 Berlin
(030) 838-545 24

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in history or an equivalent degree with a history component corresponding to that component of the bachelor’s degree in history at Freie Universität Berlin.
  • Proof of English language skills (level B2 CEFR).
  • Proof of skills in another foreign language (level B1 CEFR) or proof of language skills in Latin equivalent to the German Latinum.

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.

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

1st Semester Admissions
Limited admissions
Admission for Higher Semesters
Limited admissions
Application and Registration Period
Only for 1st semester: April 15 – May 31 (for winter semester) and December 1 - January 15 (for summer semester), only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester), and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)
Program Start
Winter and summer semester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semester