Application with German 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
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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 for international students: You will need a good knowledge of the German language, as you will be dealing with complex issues and legal texts during your studies. 

Step by step guide

  1. 1.Deadlines

    • Can I apply already?

    The application deadline for this program can be found below the program description on the program home page. 

  2. 2.Documents

    • I take care of the necessary documents, which I have to scan for the online application.
    • I fill out the supplementary application form for this study program and submit it with the application:

      Supplementaryapplication form

    What documents do I need for the application?

    1. Scan of your certificate of higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Allgemeine Hochschulreife (Abitur), Fachhochschulreife (Fachabitur))
    2. Scan of your first professional university degree (certificate: e.g. Bachelor, Diplom I, Staatsexamen)

      If a Bachelor degree certificate is not yet available at the time of application, please submit the following evidence:
      1. Preliminary overview of subjects and grades of your previous studies and
      2. the certificate on the status in your studies completed and signed by your current examination office.
      At the time of application, at least 80% of the credits required for graduation must have already been earned and passed. This equates to 144 out of 180 or 168 out of 210 credits. In addition, proof of admission to the Bachelor's thesis (indicating the date of submission) must be submitted.
    3. Further proof specified in the examination regulations (see above).
    4. Supplementary application form (see above)

    Your application will not be processed until the documents are complete. Officially certified copies must only be submitted in the event of enrollment.

  3. 3.eCampus

    • I open the website of the application portal "eCampus":
      eCampus - Register now
    • I click on"Registration".
    • I enter my details and set a password. 
    • I receive an e-mail and click on the confirmation link in the e-mail  

    The University of Kassel strongly recommends activating the email notification and logging into the application portal regularly.

  4. 4.Application


    • I use a desktop PC or a laptop. The online application is not suitable for smartphones.
    • I have scanned the necessary documents for the online application.
    • I open the website of the application portal"eCampus":

    eCampus - Fill out application now

    • I log in again to the application portal "eCampus" with my user name and password. 
    • I click on the menu item "My studies" and then on "Study application".

    Fill out the application:

    • I select the intended master's degree program in the online application.
    • I fill out the online form and upload any relevant supporting documents. If I am unclear, I read the help texts next to the questions. 
    • I confirm that my data is complete and true and submit my application online by clicking on the "Submit application" button. The online application page opens.
  5. 5.Editing

    • As soon as my application has been received by the Student Secretariat, my application status and my application subject status are set to "digitally received".
    • I will receive all further information on the processing status of my application via an e-mail indicating the change in status of my application. I can then find more detailed information in the application overview in eCampus. (We recommend that you activate the e-mail notification and log in to the application portal regularly).


    • Your application will first be formally checked: Have all documents been uploaded? Are the formal requirements met?

    • Once the formal check has been completed, the application is forwarded to the examination board of your degree program. The status of your application changes to "In progress".

    • In the next step, the examination board checks whether the content-related requirements for admission are also met and decides on the subject-related equivalence, the recognition of previous achievements and decides whether the application is admissible or should be rejected. In the case of admissibility, content-related conditions may also be imposed.  

    • The examination board digitally reports the result back to the master's office.

    • If it is discovered during the procedure that documents are missing, the applicants will be informed of this by e-mail. The e-mail will state the deadline for submission.

    • Depending on the Master's program, it may take up to six weeks until you receive the result. Please refrain from making inquiries during this time.

  6. 6.Decision

    • Subsequently, I will receive either an admission or rejection:

    • In case of admissibility, the application status and application subject status of my application will be set to "Admitted" and I can enroll online.

    • In case of rejection, the application status and application subject status of my application will be set to "Rejected". I can find the exact reasons for rejection in the rejection notice, which I can access in eCampus. I save the rejection notice.

  7. 7.Approval

    • I receive my offer of admission via eCampus. I am made aware of this by an email that I have received an offer of admission. I log on to eCampus and can retrieve my notification of admission. With the admission I also receive information about any requirements to be fulfilled.
    • I save my notification of admission.
  8. 8.Enrollment

    • I open the website of the application portal"eCampus": eCampus - Enroll Now
    • I log in again to the application portal "eCampus" with my user name and password. 
    • I click on the menu item"My studies" and then on"Application for studies".
    • I fill out the form"Apply for enrollment".
    • I upload my portrait photo here and provide health insurance information.
    • I complete the enrollment and have my semester fee calculated.
    • My application and application subject status are now set to "Enrollment applied".
  9. 9.Semester fee

    • I transfer the semester fee. 

    Fees are charged for your studies every semester (administrative fee, student union, semester ticket, AStA). You will find the exact amount, the payment deadline and the details for the transfer in the application for enrollment. Further information is also available here: Semesterbeitrag

  10. 10.CampusCard

    • I will receive the CampusCard by mail as soon as I have transferred my semester fee.

    The CampusCard is your student ID for the entire duration of your studies. It is also your semester ticket and has other functions: Library card, culture ticket, payment card in the refectory, copy card, etc. For more information, click here: CampusCard

  11. 11.Funding

    • I find out about financing options.

    Here you can find information about the study financing: Financing

  12. 12.Living

    • I am looking for a place to live.

    Here you can find information about the student housing market in Kassel and Witzenhausen: Housing

  13. 13.Start of study

    • I check the"Introduction and Start of Studies"subpage   for the dates of the introductory events. 

Status messages in eCampus

Application/Application Subject/Approval Status*.


In preparation

Application process has been started but not yet submitted digitally.

Digitally received

The application has been submitted digitally and is ready for review by the Master's Office.


You have withdrawn your application. This will now no longer be reviewed and will not participate in the process.

In process - digitally received

The request has been formally reviewed and forwarded to the review board.

In process - provisionally excluded

Documents are still missing.

Offer of admission has been received

You have been offered a place to study this subject.


The review of your application was negative. You do not meet all the requirements for a study place.

Deadline exceeded

You did not accept your study offer within the deadline.

*To indicate the progress of an application, each application and application subject has a status. Application statuses are related to the application; application subject status and admission status are related to the individual subject of an application.

  • Enrollmentapplied for: Application has been submitted digitally in eCampus.
  • Enrollmentin progress: Paper application has been received and is being processed.
  • Enrolled: You have been successfully enrolled.
  • Enrollmentdenied: There were irrefutable barriers. You cannot be enrolled.