Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on with for­eign cer­ti­fi­ca­tes

Re­qui­re­ments for Ad­mis­si­on

  • A bachelor degree in social sciences, political science, economics, law or a related fiel with a study period of at least 6 semesters;
  • A minimum cumulative grade of "good" or "upper second-class honours"; or an equivalent to 2.5 according to the German grading system;
  • The Bachelor's degree profile must indicate
    • good knowledge of political science or economics.
    • basic knowledge of sociology, political science, and economics.
  • At least a combined total of one year volunteer and/or work experience in the social sciences (e.g. politics, university policy, policy-oriented civil society organisations)
  • Knowledge of the English language equivalent to level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF).
  • A statement of purpose (no more than 3 pages) covering the following aspects:
    • A description of your socio-political commitment.
    • Naming one specific problem in the global political economy.
    • The link between your previous qualifications and your future professional goals and the Global Political Economy course.
Admission requirements should be backed up by transcripts from the applicant's first degree and the statement of purpose (socio-political experience).

  1. 1. Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on

    Do­cu­ments

    • I check out the homepage of the study programme page about the required documents.
    • I check out the country notes on the uni-assist website: Country notes.
    • I read the uni-assist notes on official certifications and sworn translations: Attestations and translations.
    •  I will have my respective documents translated into German or English.
    •  I obtain officially certified copies of certificates and translations.

    • I make digital copies of the original documents and certificates.

  2. 2. Ap­­pli­c­a­­ti­on

    • 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.

     

  3. 3. Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on

    uni-as­sist

    •  I will find information about the application procedure on the uni-assist website: "Apply". “How to apply

    • If necessary, I take a look at the how-to webinars on the application procedure via uni-assist.

    If you are a prospective student (including Germans and 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.

    It is not sufficient to upload your documents to the uni-assist portal. You must also transfer the application fee.

  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.