University of Bremen

Jacobs University Bremen

International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Political Sciences, Law, Global & European Studies, International Relations
English only
Winter semester: 01 Feb
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Start Dates
Winter Semester: October
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in international relations, political science, sociology, or a similar area of study.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

Students whose degree is pending may apply nonetheless if they have completed a large part of their studies (corresponding to at least 120 CP).

GPA Rate 2.30
GPA Comment

A transcript of undergraduate courses and grades with a GPA equivalent to 2.3 or better in the German grading system.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min C1
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min 7
min 230
min 95
min 575
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: At least C.
min Listening/Reading: 945; Speaking: 180; Writing: 180.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
Students who earned their university entrance qualification ("A levels") in English or their bachelor’s or master’s degrees in an all-English program are exempt from this requirement (assuming they provide the corresponding document as evidence).

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:December 01 (German)December 01 (EU)December 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:

Special Deadline Case:
Summer semester: Application possible only for advanced semesters. The deadline is January 15th.

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

To be considered applicants need to provide:

  1. Proof of a bachelor’s degree (see the previous degree field).
  2. A transcript of undergraduate courses and grades with a GPA equivalent to 2.3 or better in the German grading system.
  3. Proof of proficiency in English (see language requirements).
  4. An English essay explaining why they are choosing this program and what their research interests are ("letter of motivation").
  5. An English summary (1,000 words) of their bachelor’s or master’s thesis. If the thesis is not yet finished (or none is/was required in the program), an English exposé of the thesis or an English (summary of a) term paper on a topic related to the program may be provided instead. If you submit a (summary of a) term paper, include information on the course and the instructor (upload just one document, i.e. the requested summary or paper; flooding the selection committee with papers will not improve your chances of being accepted).
  6. A current CV (in English) including information on their educational and work history, publications (if any), language abilities, and extracurricular interests.

Admission of applicants whose degree is pending at the time of application is conditional on their providing the completed, final transcript no later than two weeks after the courses have started as well as the bachelor’s certificate by December 31st of the same year.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website