Application with foreign certificates

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Admission requirements for this master's degree program

  • Passed Bachelor's degree in sociology or subject equivalent or university degree in the social sciences with at least 70 credits in sociology
  • and proof of a standard period of study of at least 6 semesters
  • and proof of knowledge of the English language on level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.


Relevance to the subject is given if at least the following achievements are demonstrated:

  • Fundamentals of sociological theory (at least 8 credits).
  • Fundamentals in methodology and statistics (at least 12 credits).
  • In-depth knowledge in sociological analysis or a special sociology (at least 12 credits).


The fulfillment of prerequisites is usually determined in an admissions interview lasting approximately 30 minutes. The admission interview can be waived if the prerequisites are determined on the basis of the written documents. The decision is made by the examination board.


  1. 1.Application

    uni-assist

    • 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

    Documents

    • I inform myself about the required documents on the study program page.
    • I check the country notes on the uni-assist website: country notes.  
    • I read the uni-assist notes on official certifications and sworn translations: Notarizations and Translations.
    • I have my documents to be submitted translated into German or English.
    • I make 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

    Pro­ced­ure

    • 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.