The Global Studies Programme (GSP) is a two-year Master programme that focuses on twenty-first century globalization and alternative futures. Within this framework the program emphasizes different regional and theoretical perspectives on globalization, especially from the global South, which aim at sustainability and equality in a postcolonial world. It is conducted jointly by Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinChulalongkorn University(Bangkok) Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) and FLACSO Argentina (Buenos Aires). Each institution is among the best in its region. We are in the process of formalizing a partnership with a South African university, and currently students can fulfill the degree requirements by attending a university in South Africa as exchange students. The current batch of students could choose among Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town, and University of Western Cape. Students learn to approach the world and globalization from various regional perspectives by engaging in research within very different academic and cultural environments. The multicultural experience of the programme is enhanced by the multicultural composition of the group of students who are from all over the world. Students begin the program in Germany at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. They spend the following two semesters on different continents and their final semester writing a Master thesis in Berlin. Students are also encouraged to complete an internship, for example at embassies, NGOs, development agencies and prestigious organizations such as UNICEF, UNDP, and the World Bank.


Degree offeredMaster in Global Studies
Participating institutionsHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin (one of the ten German “universities of excellence”)
FLACSO Argentina (the top social science network in Latin America)
Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi (the top Indian social science university)
Chulalongkorn University (one of Southeast Asia’s best universities)
CurriculumGlobalization, global governance, cultural change and social theory, methodology (research) plus practical experience
SemestersThe Master programme starts April 10 and ends two years later. The first semester at Humboldt-Universität starts on 10 April
Language of instructionEnglish (optional local language courses)
Admission requirementsBA in social sciences, good mastery of English
Application deadlineJanuary 15, 2013. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
CostsFees (appx. 100-1200 Euro per semester, occasionally more depending on the location), flights, living costs (150-700 Euro per month depending on location)
ScholarshipsLimited financial assistance is available


Fees vary between 100-1200 EUR (or more) depending on the location. Most students pay approximately 2000 EUR in total fees throughout the course of the program.

1st Semester (Berlin)
Flight: 300-800€
Living costs: 600-800€ per month

2nd Semester (Buenos Aires)
Flight: 800-1100€
Living costs: around 600€ per month

3rd Semester (New Delhi)
Flight: 400-700€
Living costs: around 400€ per month

3rd Semester (Bangkok)
Flight: 500-800€
Living costs: around 600€ per month

4th Semester (Berlin)
Flight: 300-800€
Living costs: 600-800€ per month