FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Development Economics and International Studies

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Political Sciences, Economics
M.A.
Degree
20
No. of places
English
English only
Language
Winter semester: 15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Duration
Free
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Starting
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Application:
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in economics or a related field. Applicants should have 70 ECTS in economics/business administration, including at least basic knowledge of (a minimum of 5 ECTS each in) microeconomics, macroeconomics, and statistics/econometrics.

Note: It is possible to complete up to 20 ECTS of the qualification requirements during the MA DEIS program. Students admitted to the program will need to earn the missing ECTS during their first year of studies. Missing courses can be completed at FAU. If you have earned less than 70 ECTS in economics/business administration, please provide information in your letter of application about the courses you have taken and the total ECTS you have earned so far.

GPA Rate 2.50
GPA Comment

Grade point average of 2.5 or better (in the German marking system) in the undergraduate program.

Language Requirements


The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

languageEnglish
CEFR English
min C1
Cambridge
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
IELTS
min 7
Specification: Minimum of 6.0 in each section.
TOEFL CBT
min 240
TOEFL iBT
min 95
TOEFL pBT
min 587
Telc English B2-C1 University
min C1
TOEIC
min 945
UNIcert
min III
LCCI Certificates
min Level 3 degrees “Merit” and “Distinction” + Level 4 degrees “Pass”
languageGerman
CEFR German
min A1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
English tests, ideally, must not be older than 2 years. Note that students have to provide proof of their competence in the German language (level A1 or higher) within their first year of studies.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines



Applications are open from:
Winter semester:February 03 (German)February 03 (EU)February 03 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
None
No. of places available:
20
Application:
directly at the University
Application Fee:
none

Application Documents


  1. Qualified bachelor's degree (see the previous degree field).
  2. Grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  3. English language proof (see language requirements).
  4. A letter of application in English, no more than two pages in length, in which you explain why you are qualified for admission to the degree program.
    Note: If you have earned less than 70 ECTS in economics/business administration, please provide information in your letter of application about the courses you have taken and the total ECTS you have earned so far.
  5. If available: proof of qualified practical experience in the field of development economics as well as a description of the practical experience written in English by the applicant (description of tasks and responsibilities), one page in length.

Starting 2022, the application process will be entirely online.

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Further Information


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