In order to apply for the Master in Global Studies, you have to register online (see below).

The application period for intake in April 2020 will commence at the end of November/beginning of December 2019. Please check here for the most current information regarding application dates.  

German citizens apply at (for information regarding deadlines and the application procedure please visit the Admissions Hotline and consult the Academic Calendar). German citizens with a degree from abroad, please consult the information here.

Important information for German citizens: When you receive the acceptance letter from the university administration, you should immediately write to Tamer Söyler to get updates on the upcoming semester.

Non-German citizens must apply at The Global Studies Programme will become visible on the Uni-Assist website during the period mentioned above. Please click here and here for more information regarding the application procedure for non-German applicants (the Compass Hotline offers assistance with the application process in German, English, Spanish, Italian and French).

To get further information please go to Contact and fill out the information form.


Admission requirements

There are two fundamental requirements. First, the applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree in a social or related science. The applicants will fill out a self-assessment form to show that they have acquired at least 60 ECTS in the field of social sciences. Second, the applicants will need to prove that they are fluent in English. To receive further information on the application process, please go to Contact and fill out the MA information form

Selection criteria

The academic evaluation will take every factor into consideration with a special focus on your undergraduate grades, experience abroad and written test. The applicants will write an essay no more than 1000 words (references excluded) responding to the following question: Visions of globality have long been linked to Eurocentric Social Theory and neoliberal economic practices. From this perspective, it is argued that despite global challenges, the human condition has improved, and we have made progress towards sustainable development. Do you agree with this statement? 

Application checklist

The application checklist varies slightly for German and non-German applicants. Exact details can be found on the Humboldt University of Berlin and Uni-Assist application portals above mentioned. Applicants going through the Uni Assist application system please fill out the GSP information form to receive the updated checklist.


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