Application with foreign certificates

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in economics, law, pedagogy or social sciences;

  • A total of 240 acquired ECTS credits. In case you have earned less than 240 credits during your BA studies, it is still possible to get admitted to our programme. The admission will then be conditional on completing the missing credits during your MA studies by completing more courses or extending your studies by one or two semesters;
  • Knowledge of English language - equivalent to level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF).
  • Advanced knowledge on issues of labour relations and at least one year of practical experience in the representation of workers' interests.
  • A motivation letter (maximum 3 pages long) covering the following questions:
    • How are your previous qualifications and your prospective professional aims and aspirations related to the Labour Policies and Globalisation programme?
    • What is your experience and knowledge in the field of labour relations?
    • Which challenges can you identify for trade union work in the context of a globalised economy and how can these challenges be researched (research proposal)?

Exceptions to the eligibility criteria are decided by the Audit Committee.


  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.