Furtwangen University

International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Political Sciences, Business and Economics
English only
Summer semester:  15 Jan
Winter semester:  15 Jul
Application Deadlines
1.5 - 2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Both semesters
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent).

Required ECTS credits: 180 (for the regular 4-semesters program); 210 (for the fast-track 3-semesters program).

Work Experience

For the fast-track program option, a minimum of one year's professional experience in a position of responsibility following graduation.

Language Requirements

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

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Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Certification of language proficiency is required by applicants whose mother tongue is not English. If you have studied in English for at least 1 semester before or have worked abroad for at least one year in an English-speaking country, a certificate that attests to this fact will be sufficient.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: If study places are still available, applications will be considered until 2 weeks before the start of the semester.
Summer semester: If study places are still available, applications will be considered until 2 weeks before the start of the semester.

Application Procedure & Selection

directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

The following documents must be submitted in the application process:

  1. Official First Degree Diploma and Transcript: original documents or certified hard copies of the official First Degree Diploma and Transcript from the university that awarded the undergraduate degree (and graduate degree, if applicable). If the document was issued in a language other than English or German, a certified translation into one of the two languages must be submitted. Current undergraduate students can submit an application and participate in the application process by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and transcripts.
    1. Hard copies - for official admission, you must submit the hard copies of either the original documents or the certified copies. You may send scans in advance and bring the hard copies of the documents with you upon arrival in Berlin before the start of the course.
    2. Certified Copies - the copies of the documents above must be certified by a notary, embassy or equivalent.
  2. Passport and/or National ID Card Copy: a scanned copy of your passport photo identification page and/or of your National ID Card should be sent to the ICD. The information on your passport should be clearly legible.
  3. Motivation letter: a personal statement of at least 1, max. 2 pages (A4) explaining your motivation for undertaking the MA program.
  4. Curriculum Vitae (Resumé): this should include information of your academic background (institutions attended, courses studied); your professional experience, if applicable; your interests; any awards or scholarships received and your full contact details. The curriculum vitae should be no longer than 2 A4 pages.
  5. Certificate of language proficiency: (see language requirements).
  6. Essay: a writing sample of between 2-5 pages on any topic related to the fields of the program.
  7. Employment verification letters (only if you are applying for the fast-track program and have less than 210 ECTS): letters confirming professional experience from the organization where you were employed, including start and finish dates (month and year) of the position, the area of employment, title and a brief description of responsibilities.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website