Admission Criteria

To be admitted to the degree programme, students are required to provide evidence of:
  • having acquired at least a bachelor’s degree from a relevant academic field such as economics, political sciences, sociology, international relations, business administration, health sciences, public policy, law etc.
  • at least 6 months practical experience (unpaid internships and/or voluntary work is accepted) in a field related to social protection.
  • English proficiency, with a minimum level of 560 pbt / 220 cbt / 83 ibt (Toefl test) or equivalent (e.g. IELTS score of at least 6.5), unless they are a native speaker or conducted their previous studies in English

This Master programme offers 90 ECTS, requiring students to come with a Bachelor degree of 210 ECTS. Applicants with a Bachelor degree of 180 ECTS are still encouraged to apply as additional credits can be awarded for relevant practical experience, additional online courses or extra-curricular activities.

Our Master's Programme is tuition-free. Application deadline for the academic year 2017/2018 is March 31, 2017.

Attention! Application deadline extended until May 31, 2017 for the following applicants:
- EU nationals.
-Prospective students residing in Germany with a valid resident permit.
-Prospective students from countries with a visa exemptions to enter Germany
- To find out if your country has visa requirements or exemption for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany, please visit this website: