University of Konstanz

Politics and Public Administration

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Political Sciences, Business Administration, Economic and Public Policy
No. of places
English & German
Winter semester: 15 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Free / 1500€
Tuition Fees (per semester)
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 the subject politics and/or public administration, or a subject related to the bachelor's program in Politics and Public Administration of the University of Konstanz. A study program is considered related if the acquired competencies are similar to those that would have been acquired in the subject "Politics and public administration" at the University of Konstanz.

Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.

GPA Rate 2.50
GPA Comment

A degree with the grade "good" (2.5) or better.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
min DSH 2
min TDN 4
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Documentation of advanced English language skills (spoken and written English). Applicants with German higher education entrance qualifications who are not native speakers of German are exempted from providing the tests mentioned above, or equivalent ones.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:March 15 (German)March 15 (EU)March 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
No. of places available:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

Candidates must apply for admission in the form requested by the university. They have to select one of the four fields of specialization and indicate the selected field in the application. This selection is non-binding.

Copies of the following documents have to be attached:

  1. Documentation of a bachelor's degree in a subject related to the master's program with the grade "good" (2.5) or better completed at a university or recognized equivalent institution (abroad). If the bachelor's degree has not yet been completed, applicants have to attach documentation certifying all performance assessments that have been completed so far and are relevant for the final grade.
  2. Two letters of recommendation by university teachers.
  3. A letter of motivation.
  4. Documentation of a relevant internship of at least 2 months.
  5. A CV including the corresponding documentation.
  6. Documentation of relevant professional/practical experience (if applicable).
  7. Documentation of advanced English language skills (see language requirements).
  8. Applicants without German higher education entrance qualifications who are not native speakers of German: documentation of adequate German language skills (see language requirements).

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website