University of Erfurt

20 Jahre Kommunikationswissenschaft in Erfurt


Admission Requirements

The prerequisites for admission to the program are:

  • a relevant Bachelor degree in the area of media and communication studies or journalism studies. If students have a degree in another subject area within the social sciences, proof of basic knowledge of media and communication subjects and issues is required.
  • prior knowledge of empirical methods (12 ECTS)
  • very good English proficiency: TOEFL iBT: 80 or above, IELTS 6.5 or above; C1 (GER); equally accepted standards are a Bachelor degree in an English language program or 6 months of English language higher education experience in an English speaking country
  • successful participation in the selection procedure, which includes a personal interview. 

For further questions concerning the admission requirements please read our FAQs carefully. 

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Application Procedure

If you want to apply for the MA "Global Communication: Politics and Society" please send your written application to the following address: 

University of Erfurt
Abteilung Studium und Lehre
Stichwort: MA-Bewerbung 
PO box 900 221
99105 Erfurt

Applications from outside of Germany need to be send to the International Office of the University of Erfurt. 

The application period for the winter term starts on April 1 and ends July 15 and will be continually processed.

Application Documents: 

  • request for admission to a master program
  • letter of motivation in English (approx. 3-4 pages, please outline your academic, professional and practical education, social engagement  and personal future prospects regarding the respective Master's program)
  • curriculum vitae in English 
  • Bachelor's-degree (you can hand in your certificate later)
  • Transcript of Records
  • copy of your university entrance qualification
  • language certificates
  • certificates of internships or professional experience

Selection Interview

We will invite qualified applicants to a selection interview in Erfurt. You will receive your invitation via Email. Time slots for interviews will be puplished early on at this Homepage. 

The interview takes approx. 15 minutes and will be conducted in English. Your letter of motivation provides the basis for our conversation. We will evaluate your communicative skills, self-evaluation, academic argumentation, intercultural competence and professional motivation. 

Both your Bachelor's degree as well as the selection interview decide upon your succesful participation in the application process, in which you need at least 60 out of 80 points.   

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Information for Students from Abroad

Information about the Selection Interview

If you are not able to visit Erfurt in person, the interview can be conducted via Skype. 

Information about Language Proficiency

The core curriculum will be taught in English. Therefore, very good English proficiency is required in order to successfully follow the program. Students from abroad who are unable to speak German language should study German before and during their studies so that they can benefit from additional courses that are taught in German and which complement the core curriculum. German courses can be taken at the Language Center of the University of Erfurt. 

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