- Start Dates
- Winter Semester: October 1st
- Winter semester
- Mode of admission:
- local admission restriction
- Study mode:
- On campus
Bachelor's degree in the same subject or in the same field of study or an equivalent degree.
- A bachelor's degree in the "same subject" within the meaning of the regulations for the Master's degree in Comparative Democracy is a Bachelor's degree in the (main) subject Political Science, even if the subject is named differently.
- Degrees in the "same subject" are those in a broader program (e.g., the social sciences or political science) in which 60 CP in political science can be demonstrated.
- "Equivalent degree" means, on the one hand, bachelor's degrees in which political science was studied as a minor subject or content of a different subject with at least 60 CP.
- On the other hand, other foreign degrees (apart from the bachelor's degree) in the same subject, in the same or an equivalent subject (see above for definitions) with a standard period of study of at least six semesters are also considered equivalent degrees.
Related courses of study are those in which political science and social science coursework and examinations (especially political science basics and subfields as well as social science methods) amounting to at least 60 credit points (CP) according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) have been acquired.
If the university entrance qualification for the consecutive Master’s program (namely the Bachelor’s degree) has not yet been completed, you can apply for the program with a transcript of records on the basis of at least 80% of the required for the bachelor's degree CP (normally 144 credit points). This provisional certificate must be issued by an office authorised to award grades or issue certificates. If a student is admitted, this will be on a provisional basis.
The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.
Application & Admission
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- → see your personal application deadline & tuition fee
(starting in October 1st)
Application Procedure & Selection
- If you are not already enrolled at Goethe-University Frankfurt: a university entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels).
- Bachelor's degree (see previous degree).
- Letter of motivation in English language (max. 500 words). Aspects that are considered in the evaluation of the letter of motivation:
- Convincing presentation of personal and professional interest in the Master's program.
- Presentation of one's own study focus in the completed Bachelor's program and the planned study focus in the Master's program Comparative Democracy.
- Convincing presentation of personal goals associated with the Master's program.
- External form.
- Certificate of English language skills (see language requirements).
- APS certificate for applicants from Vietnam and PR of China (original).
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