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University of Bayreuth

Philosophy & Econοmiсs

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Philosophy, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Economics
English only & German language course
Winter semester: 15 Jul/31 Aug
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction 
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in philosophy & economics, economics, or a related discipline with an economics component (e.g. business/management, political science).

If the bachelor's certificate is not yet available, a confirmation with individual grades must be submitted for all examinations and study achievements completed by the registration date. These achievements must comprise a total of at least 150 ECTS points and correspond to at least grade 2.0 after the overall grade calculation or at least grade 2.3 when participating in the aptitude assessment procedurе.

GPA (German System) 2.30
GPA Comment

You require at least a bachelor grade point average of 2.3 according to the German grading scalе.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
min 80
min 6.5
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: At least B.
min II
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: Pass or better.
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: At least C.
min 543
CEFR German
min A1
Specification: Required to provide evidence by the end of your first year of study.
min A1
Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch ÖSD Zertifikat
min A1
telc Deutsch
min A1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no

Additional information:
Evidence can also be provided by a German Abitur certificate if B2 is shown in it. German language knowledge can also be proven with an A1 certificate IIK Bayreuth.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Explanation regarding the application period
Non-EU students are strongly recommended to apply before July 15th due to possible delays in obtaining visas, etc.

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction 
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:


Application Documents

  1. Application form Master Philosophy and Economics: this will be available as an Excel sheet on CAMPUSonline.
  2. Curriculum Vitae: Please download and fill out the template provided in the course page.
  3. Grade conversion using the Bavarian Formula: this will be available as an Excel sheet on CAMPUSonline.
  4. English language certificate (see language requirements). You can provide a certificate or writing sample(s): 2 essays from your coursework or 1 thesis in English.
  5. Secondary school leaving certificate including subjects and grades (e.g. Abitur, High School Diploma, A-Levels, or equivalent): original language + certified translation in German or English*.
  6. Bachelor's transcript of records (or for comparable degree) including subjects and grades - at least 150 ECTS points with a final grade corresponding to "2,3" or better on the German grading system: original language + certified translation in German or English*.
  7. Bachelor's grading Scale with maximum grade and minimum final grade required to be awarded the degree – not for passing individual courses: original language + certified translation in German or English*.
  8. Two confidential academic references: Your application must be accompanied by two letters of reference from academic referees. Please download the Confidential Academic Reference Form and forward it to your referees. Please do not forget to fill out Section G of the Application Form. Your application will not be processed until both referees have sent in their references. The form will be available in CAMPUSonline and all instructions are contained therein.

*Certified translation in German or English: only required if the document was not issued in German or Εnglish.


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Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website