Freie Universität Berlin

Global History

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: History, Ancient Studies
English only
Winter semester:  31 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Undergraduate degree on par with a BA in History, Area Studies, or a related field that includes equivalent historical or area studies topics (minimum of 60 credit points), which can be proven with a transcript of records. In all cases, at least 60 cp must be accredited from historical or area studies courses.

GPA Comment

An above-average undergraduate degree.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min C1
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min 7.5
min III
min 100
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
A document showing that applicants spent at least one year at an English-language university in an Anglophone country would also be sufficient (if you are unsure if your university qualifies, please enquire via email), as would a bachelor's degree in a subject that also has a C1 level English requirement. Please note that language certificates by DAAD or any university language department are not accepted, only officially certified language test results. Please also note that any school certificates as proof of language skills are not accepted. Applicants must prove their language skills upon application – a preliminary admission is not possible. Proof of German language skills is not necessary for the application. Depending on the region applicants would like to focus on, they may have to have additional language skills to take individual modules (Portuguese and Spanish at least B2, Arabic at least B1 in oral skills and C1 for reading/writing skills). Some of the regional and interdisciplinary modules, which the students can choose, will be in German. Hence, students with a good knowledge of German will have more seminars to choose from.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:April 15 (German)April 15 (EU)April 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
Application Fee:
75 € for the first application, 30 € for each additional

Application Documents

Although the online application system Uni-assist gives international students the option to upload motivational letters (personal statements), work samples, recommendation letters, and CVs, such documents are not required in the application for the MA program. Moreover, those documents will not be considered.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website