Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on with a for­eign cer­ti­fi­ca­te

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). If you choose to apply for the Double-Degree Programme with the University of Witwatersrand, please note that you need to have a C1* level of English language proficiency (*You need to have a C1 certificate according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF)). For the initial application B2 is sufficient but you have to have C1 before starting the semester in South Africa.
  • 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 do you see for trade union work in the context of a globalised economy?
Exceptions to the eligibility criteria are decided by the Audit Committee.

1. Visit the website of uni-assist and register as applicant.

2. Fill in and upload the application form on the website of uni-assist.

3. Print the application form, sign it and send a scanned copy to GLU Kassel (glu.germany[at]uni-kassel[dot]de) along with scanned copies of the following documents for a preliminary assessment (for further information regarding the application documents, please see the GLU website):

  • Application form;
  • Statement of objectives/Motivation letter;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Research topic(s);
  • Letter of recommendation from a trade union;
  • All certificates proving the required command of the English language;
  • Your certificates of studies and completion of studies listing all subjects and grades (translated in German or English);
  • Certificates of previous professional/vocational experience, if applicable;

After the preliminary assessment additional documents are required for a successful evaluation of your application. Therefore, please make sure to have the following documents at hand once you are requested to hand them in:

  • Your secondary school leaving certificate in its original language, including a listing of all subjects and grades;
  • Your university entrance examination certificate listing all subjects and grades in its original language;
  • Translation of your documents, if the language of the mentioned certificates is not German or English. You are advised to contact the embassy or consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany on this matter.
  • Applicants from China, Mongolia and Vietnam have to provide a successful APS test for their application to be considered. 

Incomplete applications always cause a big delay in the admission process and will endanger the timely application for a visa.
 

4. The Academic Board of the programme will hold the preliminary assessment in mid-March and will thereafter recommend to qualified candidates to proceed with the application via uni-assist. You will be informed about the result of your preliminary assessment via email.

If you do not get a recommendation it is very unlikely that you will get admitted to the programme.
 

5. If you received a recommendation from the Academic Board please follow the instructions given in the recommendation email and proceed to Step 2 on this website. 

The Academic Board recommended your admission. Your application now needs to be examined with regard to the formal aptitude. uni-assist also checks whether your application is complete. Therefore, please proceed as follows:
 

1. If you have received a recommendation pay the application fee to uni-assist. Detailed  information on how to transfer the application fee are available here: https://www.uni-assist.de/en/faqs/pay-all-fees/. Applicants who underwent the preliminary assessment by the Academic Board and received a recommendation will get the application fee of 75€ reimbursed.  

2. Send all required documents as a hard copy to uni-assist. The application has to include the  following documents:

  • Application form (signed)
  • Statement of objectives/Motivation letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Research topic(s) 
  • Letter of recommendation from a trade union 
  • All certificates proving the required command of the English language 
  • If you participated in the preliminary assessment: A copy of the result of your preliminary assessment. 

 as officially authenticated copies:

  • Your secondary school leaving certificate in its original language, including a listing of  all subjects and grades; 
  • Your university entrance examination certificate listing all subjects and grades in its  original language; 
  • Your certificates of studies and completion of studies listing all subjects and grades in its  original language; 
  • Translations of your documents, if the language of the mentioned certificates is not German or English. You are advised to contact the embassy or consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany on  this matter; 
  • Certificates of previous professional/vocational experience, if applicable; 
  • Applicants from China, Mongolia and Vietnam have to provide a successful APS test for their  application to be considered.

Official documents have to be submitted as officially certified copies. Information on standard official authentication is available here: http://www.uni-assist.de/standards_en.html.  
 

3. Follow up the communication with uni-assist (check also the spam folder of your email  account!) and hand in any missing documents promptly on uni-assist’s request. 
 

4. Forward all uni-assist emails to the GLU coordinator (glu.germany[at]uni-kassel[dot]de), so assistance can be provided if needed. 

In case of approval, applicants will receive a letter of admission from the University of Kassel after successfully passing the preliminary assessment and the uni-assist evaluation of your previous studies. The admission will first be send to you via email and then via airmail. You are kindly asked to
 

  1. confirm the admission at short notice.
     
  2. make sure that the notification of admission can be delivered to the address you entered on the application form.
     
  3. make sure that your email account is valid during the application process in case the University of Kassel needs to contact you.
     
  4. follow the instruction mentioned in the letter of admission for a successful enrolment.
     

If you do not pass the preliminary assessment, you may still apply via uni-assist but it is very unlikely that you will get admitted to the programme. You will be informed about the refusal by the student admissions office of the University of Kassel.