International Organisations and Crisis Management
- Winter semester
- Mode of admission:
- without admission restriction
- directly at the University
- Study mode:
- On campus
Five Reasons to choose this Master's Program
Embark on a transformative journey with Friedrich Schiller University Jena's Master's program in International Organisations and Crisis Management. This comprehensive course offers a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and practical exposure, including study trips, internships, and a semester abroad at prestigious partner universities. With a wide range of electives and language learning opportunities, this tuition-free program prepares you for a successful career in international organisations, diplomacy, and beyond.
Special Program Features
Enjoy a Vibrant City Life
Immersing oneself in the vibrant city life of Jena, from cultural hotspots like theaters and cinemas to beautiful parks and the Saale river, there's always something to explore.
Engaging Summer Schools
The program includes attendance at summer schools, either in Jena or abroad. These schools focus on pertinent topics such as peace ethics, post-conflict reconciliation, and minority rights. They also include simulations of real-world negotiations, providing a hands-on learning experience that enhances understanding and skill development.
The program offers a tuition-free education, making it accessible to talented students regardless of their financial background. This commitment to accessibility ensures that all students have the opportunity to benefit from this high-quality educational experience.
All Partner Universities
All Partner Universities
System accreditation is the internal quality assurance system of a state or state-recognized higher education institution in Germany. With system accreditation, a higher education institution receives the right to award the seal of the Accreditation Council for its self-assessed study programs.
The application requirements for the study program in “International Organisations and Crisis Management” are:
For this Master's program, the following requirements are necessary:
- A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with 180 credits.
- At least 90 credits acquired in Political Science with a minimum grade of 1.5 (“very good”).
- Minimum of 20 credits from courses focused on international relations or organizations.
- Minimum of 15 credits in qualitative or quantitative research methods.
- Completion of a job-oriented internship or a semester abroad in international relations or international organizations.
Applicants with a grade of at least 2.3 (“good”), relevant course content, and practical experience may also be considered. Factors for consideration include relevance of courses and final thesis, international experience, additional qualifications, and personal goals as demonstrated in your motivation letter and CV.
The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.
Application & Admission
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Application Procedure & Selection
Your motivation letter, limited to two DIN A4 pages, should answer these questions succinctly:
- Why do you want to pursue this specific course?
- Which aspects of international organisations and crisis management are you especially interested in?
- What past experiences and achievements qualify you for this course?
Every mandatory application document from foreign/external countries must also be available in either English OR German translation. Such a translation has to be conducted by officially acknowledged/ sworn translators or translation offices.
Applicants with degrees from India, Vietnam or China must submit the original APS-certificate issued by the German Embassy.
Applicants from the following countries must submit a certificate of their university entrance examination/college entrance examination:
- Iran (College entrance examination certificate or certificate of pre-university course/year)
- Republic of Korea/South Korea: SAT (Scholastic Ability Test)
- People's Republic of China: College entrance examination certificate ("Gaokao")
I chose IOCM because I felt truly inspired. It was a dream to find a Master’s program that could offer me the tools I need to achieve my goals and I found it here. (...) I am very grateful to have the IOCM program and FSU backing me up in my mission to raise my voice as a global citizen, and for providing me the knowledge and experience to make a positive difference.
I chose to continue my studies at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena due to the uniqueness of the IOCM Masters programme. First and foremost its broadening of understanding about peace and conflict studies, by offering a more complex understanding, which has included challenges such as refugee flows, pandemics and human rights violations. (...) Secondly, I chose to sit the IOCM programme due to its offering of a possibility to study abroad during the duration of the course. I was fortunate enough to study at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, and believe my experience there helped further my understanding of the topics covered within the IOCM curriculum from a different perspective.
I decided to study IOCM because the program is unique, diverse, and comprehensive. In my opinion, it is the perfect mix of scientific education and practical exercise and therefore an excellent preparation for a career in international organizations and the field of crisis management. We learn not only about international organizations as crisis managers of natural disasters, refugee- or economic crises, but also what it means when organizations themselves or even global orders are in distress.
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