Furtwangen University

International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Political Sciences, Business Administration, International Relations
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jul
Summer semester: 15 Jan
Application Deadlines
1.5 - 2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
€ 3000
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus
Registration Fee & Tuition Information:
The fees for the regular track (4 semesters) is 12,000 €. The fees for the fast track (3 semesters) is 9,000 €.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent).

For the regular track:

  • Required ECTS credits: 180.

For the fast track:

  • 180 ECTS or a 3-year degree program (normative time-to-degree) and a minimum of one year’s work experience in a relevant field after graduation, or
  • A minimum requirement of 210 ECTS or a 4-year degree program (normative time-to-degree).
Work Experience

If you're applying for the fast track, but don't have 210 ECTS credits, you should have 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:
Additional skills relevant to the degree program: proficiency in written and spoken English. Proof of such proficiency is, for example, study for a minimum of one semester in an English-taught study program, a minimum of one year’s work experience in an English-speaking foreign country, or a relevant internationally recognized language test.

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

Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

The Online Application Form should be used to apply for a study place. This should be accompanied by the following documents:

  1. Original first-degree certificate or certified copy of the same, and, if the original is in a language other than English or German, a certified translation into English or German.
  2. Curriculum vitae in English or German.
  3. Proof of English language proficiency adequate to enable the applicant to study in this language (see language requirements).
  4. Letter of motivation in English (1 to maximum 2 pages in length, DIN A4, typed).
  5. If relevant for application to the fast track program: copies of employer letters of reference (in German or English, or translated).

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website