Application with foreign certificates

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Admission requirements for this master's degree program

  • Passed Bachelor's or Diploma I examination with the grade "good" (2.5) or better or ECTS grade "B" inSocial
    • LawSocial
    • WorkSocial
    • WorkEconomic
    • professionally equivalent first professional qualification with a standard period of study of 7 semestersor
    a professionally
    • equivalent first professional qualification with a standard period of study of 6 semesters
    • In this case, additional requirements amounting to 30 credits must be fulfilled before the master's thesis can be submitted. The 30 credits are recorded in an individual study plan.
      At least 20 credits of law-related courses must have been successfully completed in the course of study on which the degree is based. Applicants who demonstrate less than 20 credits but at least 10 credits with law-related courses may be admitted to the degree if they have at least one year of relevant qualifying professional experience after their first degree. Applicants with relevant professional experience must include a personal letter of reflection on the professional experience achieved within the legal framework and a detailed explanation of the activities performed with their application. The minimum number of 20 credits can also be replaced by credits acquired during or after the completion of studies in the context of extracurricular further education and training courses with a legal focus.
  • In addition, applicants who can prove that they have passed the 1st or 2nd state law examination with at least a grade of "satisfactory" (3.5) can be admitted to
the program ---.
In addition, a personal letter of motivation must be enclosed with the application documents, from which the personal approach to the subject of social law and social economy as well as the professional perspectives of the applicant envisaged with the study program are evident.

If content-related requirements are missing or if less than 210 credits are proven with the degree, the examination board can determine content-related requirements in the amount of max. 30 credits, which must be proven by the time of registration of the Master's thesis.

Note: You will need a good knowledge of the German language, as you will be dealing with complex issues and legal texts in your studies. 

  1. 1.Application


    • I inform myself about the application procedure on the uni-assist website: "Apply".
    • I watch the webinars on the application procedure via uni-assist, if applicable.

    As a prospective student (also Germans, as well as EU citizens) with a first professional qualification from abroad, you must always apply via uni-assist . uni-assist is the German service point for international student applications and processes international student applications. 

    Uploading your documents in the uni-assist portal is the first step. The application is only complete when you transfer the application fee afterwards.

    The application process is completely online. Please do not send any documents by mail to uni-assist. 

  2. 2.Application


    • I inform myself about the required documents on the study program page.
    • I check the country information on the uni-assist website: Country information. 
    • I read the uni-assist notes on the sworn translations: Notarizations and translations.
    • I have my documents to be submitted translated into German or English.
    • I create digital copies of the original documents and certificates. 
  3. 3.Application

    • I use a desktop PC or a laptop.
    • I open the website of the uni-assist application portal: Apply online.
    • I click on "To the online portal" and"Registration". After registration, I receive an activation link by e-mail at .
    • I then fill out the application form and upload the documents. 
    • I inform myself about the fees here: Processing fees uni-assist and pay the amount.  
    • I receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail. 

    The online application forms are complex and cannot be completed with a smartphone. Take some time and use a laptop or a PC. 

  4. 4.Application


    • I wait for the results of the uni-assist test and, if necessary, I will submit further documents.

    uni-assist checks whether you meet the formal requirements for admission to study at the University of Kassel. You will receive the result after about 4-6 weeks by e-mail and by post. If the formal requirements are met, your data will be forwarded to the University of Kassel.

    If you do not meet the formal requirements for admission, your documents will not be forwarded to the University of Kassel.

    Procedure when the documents are available at the University of Kassel

    The application will first be formally examined: Have all documents been submitted? Are the formal requirements met?

    Upon completion of the formal examination, the application is forwarded to the examination board of your chosen degree programme.

    In the next step, the examination board checks whether the substantive requirements for admission are also met. The examination board decides on the equivalence of the subject matter, the acknowledgement of previous performance, it decides on admission and rejection and, if necessary, imposes conditions regarding content.

    The examination board reports the result back to the Master's Office digitally.

    Should it be discovered in the course of the procedure that documents are missing, the applicants will be informed of this by email. The email will state the deadline for submission.

    Depending on the Master's programme, it may take up to six weeks before you receive the result. Please refrain from making any enquiries during this period.

  5. 5.Commitment

    • I will receive a positive notification by e-mail   from the University of Kassel.
      • If necessary, I still have to submit documents.