Goethe University Frankfurt

Science and Technology Studies. Economies, Governance, Life

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Cultural Studies, Economics, Law
English only
Winter semester:  15 Jun
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in either cultural anthropology/European ethnology, human geography, sociology, or related disciplines.

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree from other disciplines in the humanities, natural sciences, economics, technical sciences, or information sciences can only be admitted when their degree is considered equivalent to the above-mentioned degrees by the Admissions Committee.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min B2
min 5.5
min 87
min 567
min 227
min B2 First (FCE)
min 785
Specification: Listening and reading.
min 310
Specification: Speaking and Writing.
Telc English B2-C1 University
min B2
min II
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by a certificate of a secondary school from an English-speaking country, or a bachelor’s degree from a study program taught completely/mostly in English, or five years of English lessons at school (the grade for English on the final certificate must be “sufficient” or higher), or an equivalent certificate, pending a decision by the Admissions Committee. Good working knowledge of German (B1) is recommended for daily communication at the university (no certification needed).

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

In 9 days free webinar
How to apply via Uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
aptitute test
Application Fee:
free of charge

Application Documents

Documents to be submitted

  1. Curriculum vitae (in tabular form).
  2. Proof of English language skills (see language requirements).
  3. Letter of motivation in English (400-600 words). The motivation letter shall describe the applicant’s motivation for pursuing the master’s degree. It should provide information about the special interest in the master’s program as well as relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities. It can also include additional information about non-university activities (such as work experience) that could qualify a student for the Master’s program. The motivation letter will be graded.

If you are not already enrolled at Goethe University, you should also submit:

  1. Copy of your secondary school certificate (e.g., "Abiturzeugnis").
  2. Copy of the bachelor’s degree certificate (incl. diploma supplement).

If the bachelor's degree has not yet been completed, you should also submit:

  1. A transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study program and average grade. Provisional admission is possible on the basis of a current certificate or transcript of records. At least 80% of the credit points in the B.A. (usually 144 CP) must have been obtained and must be calculated into a provisional average grade, upon which admission will be based. An office authorized to award grades or issue certificates must issue this provisional certificate. Provisional admission is valid for one semester. If the bachelor’s degree certificate is not submitted by the end of the first semester, provisional admission will be withdrawn.

You may need to submit other documents depending on your country of origin and your previous education.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website