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University of Siegen

Roads to Democracies - Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Politics and Сulturе

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: History, Ancient Studies, Political Sciences, Sociology, Democracy, Politics, Cultural History, Political History
English only
Winter semester: 31 Aug
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in history, political science, sociology, or a comparable subject.

Access to the master's program requires proof of a course-related special educational backgrοund.

GPA (German System) 2.50
GPA Comment

At least the grade "good&quοt; (2.5).

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: May 15th is specially recommended for non-EU applicants to allow enough time for visa application.

Application Procedure & Selection

Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:
No application fees

Application Documents

Application documents (as PDF):

  1. Short CV (English).
  2. Certified copies of your university entrance qualification.
  3. Certified copies of university certificates/diplomas with a transcript of records.
  4. Document for converting the grade according to the Bavarian formula.
  5. Proof of language proficiency in English (if the language of instruction in your bachelor’s degree was English, proof from your university is sufficient).
  6. A letter of motivation of 750 to 1000 words in English, with information on professional qualifications, personal motivation for the degree program with a professional-scientific perspective, and desired professional goals.
  7. An exposé of research ideas for the applicant’s potential master’s thesis of 2000 to 2500 words in English, which must comply with scientific standards (including a declaration of plagiarism).
  8. A letter of recommendation from a university lecturer in English.

Certificates of vocational training, internships, and social commitment can be taken into account and uploaded to the application pοrtal.


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Further Information

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