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East European Studies

- Master´s programs


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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree with a share of at least 60 credit points in political science, sociology, economics, history or cultural studies. Should these ECTS be dispersed among the abovementioned disciplines, at least 40 ECTS must be completed in a single discipline.

  • Proof of English language skills (level B2 CEFR).

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.

The Master of Arts in East European Studies is concerned with the research-oriented analysis of the developments in Southeastern and East-Central Europe, Russia and Eurasia. Students receive the opportunity to approach the complex subject of East European research from different perspectives.


One the one hand, they gain introductory and in-depth knowledge in at least one of the five disciplines offered at the Institute of East European studies: history, sociology, culture, politics and economics. On the other hand, the students look closely into interdisciplinary issues of regional studies. Research is focused on contemporary issues related to transformation processes in Eastern Europe and their historical, political and economic backgrounds. There are also research foci on cultural studies questions as well as on the exploration of ethno-national conflicts in East European and Eurasian space.

1st Semester Admissions
Restricted admission
Admission for Higher Semesters
Unrestricted admission (for 3rd semester for winter semester, for 2nd and 4th semester for summer semester)
Application and Registration Period
Only for 1st semester: April 15 – May 31 (for winter semester), only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester), and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)
Enrollment Period
see notice of admission
Program Start
Winter semester
Language
English, German
Degree
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Duration
4 semesters