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Which admissions requirements have to be fulfilled so that I may enrol in the M.A. program?

Undergraduate Degree

A German degree or equivalent qualification from a foreign institution in one of the following disciplines:

  1. North American Studies,
  2. History,
  3. Cultural Studies,
  4. Literature Studies,
  5. Political Science,
  6. Sociology,
  7. Economics,

or an interdisciplinary program with at least 90 earned credit points in any of the disciplines listed above combined.

Language Requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have received a degree from an educational institution where the language of instruction and/or the degree conferred are not in English must provide proof of English language ability that corresponds to Level C1 of the Common European Frame of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or equivalent. Proof of English language skills can also be acquired by taking an English language examination at the FU Berlin Language Center (Zentraleinrichtung Sprachenzentrum).

We accept the following documents that certify your English language proficiency (Level C1):

  • proof of English as your native language (copy of passport or I.D.)
  • graduation at an educational institution where the language of instruction and/or the degree conferred are in English
  • various standardized language tests: IELTS, Cambride Examinations, TOEFL, BEC, and language tests issued by a university, for example by the FU Berlin Language Center (Sprachenzentrum)

Please consult the student advisor if you have remaining questions about your proof of English language skills.

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