Freie Universität Berlin

Sociology – European Societies

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Sociology, Global & European Studies
English & German
Winter semester: 31 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus

Course Description

Most courses of this program are taught in English. German proficiency is not required.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with at least 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits of course contents in Sociology. 60 ECTS credits are equivalent to approximately one year of full-time study or 12 courses.

Also, at least 10 ECTS credits in the field of methods of empirical social sciences.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
min 500
min 170
min 80
min 5
min B2 First (FCE)
min II
Specification: At least with grade C (3.0).
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
English proficiency can also be proven by at least six years of school instruction in the subject English, or by studies at an anglophone university/in an anglophone program/of anglophone courses of at least one semester/trimester and three courses. The acceptance of other forms of evidence for English language competency is at the committee’s discretion. Most courses in this program are taught in English. German proficiency is not required. The entire master's program can be studied in English. Students without English as their mother tongue need an English certificate. Please note, however, that only a slightly reduced course offer is available in English.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

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

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: Application period only for higher semesters: July 1st - August 15th.
Summer semester: Application period only for higher semesters: January 20th - February 15th.
In 28 hours free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
Application Fee:
€ 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional

Application Documents

  1. Diploma/graduation certificate including a list of courses (ToR, Transcript of Records) with grades for individual examinations, credit points/hours, and a final grade.
  2. Respectively transcript of records/preliminary up-to-date course list including credit points/hours and average grade.
  3. Proof of English proficiency (see language requirements).

All applicants who have completed their degree at a higher education institution outside of Germany must also attach Diploma Supplement to the degree certificate when applying. The Diploma Supplement contains descriptions of your course, of the national grade scale, and gives an overview of the specifics of the respective national education system. The Diploma Supplement is issued by the higher education institution from which you received your first degree.

In case that the higher education institution at which you have studied cannot provide a Diploma Supplement, please enclose a letter to your application documents that describes the contents of your course and the specifics of the national grade scale of the country. You may also refer to a website that contains the required information.

Please do not attach a letter of recommendation, a letter of motivation, or your CV to your application form. In the selection process, these documents are not required and therefore will not be considered.

Please note: This is not a complete and conclusive list of all required documents. Please follow the instructions of the application portals and please ensure submitting your documents in due time and as required (via post mail/e-mail, uploaded files; as officially certified copies, etc).

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website