Sustainability, Society and the Environment (SSE)
- Start Dates
- Winter Semester: October
- Winter semester
- Mode of admission:
- without admission restriction
- directly at the University
- Study mode:
- On campus
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in:
- social sciences, economics and business, media, and communication (at least 90 ECTS credit points), and
- environmental sciences, natural sciences (at least 30 ECTS credit points).
Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.
Required ECTS credits: 180.
If the degree certificate is not yet available at the time of application, a transcript of records with at least 120 ECTS credit points needs to be submitted. The transcript of records must state a provisional overall grade.
Applicants who have lived abroad for at least six months as part of a degree program, internship, or job experience, are accepted.
Applicants who can prove at least six months of practical work experience characterized by a high degree of initiative in the areas of sustainable development or social entrepreneurship in the last five years. The following types of practical work experience will be accepted:
- voluntary activities,
- professional or comparable practical activities,
- founding or managing a company, a non-profit project, or a non-profit organization, or comparable leadership experience.
A grade of 2.5 or better.
The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.
Application & Admission
- → request information packages
- → see your personal application deadline & tuition fee
(starting in October)
Application Procedure & Selection
Application is only possible through the online application tool. Applications sent by mail or email are not accepted.
During the online application process, you will be asked to upload the following documents:
- Scan of passport.
- Proof of English language proficiency (see language requirements).
- University degree certificate (bachelor's degree).
- Official transcript of records listing all classes.
- Curriculum vitae (max. 1 page).
- References of social engagement, internships, and jobs.
- Applicants from China, Vietnam, and Mongolia only: APS Certificate.
For documents in languages other than English or German, you need to provide officially certified translations.
All documents must be clearly readable and in the correct order (e.g. transcript of records). Incomplete applications and applications accompanied by unreadable certificates will be rejected.
Applicants from China, Mongolia, and Vietnam:
Applications from China (except Hong Kong), Mongolia, and Vietnam will only be accepted if the certificate from the Academic Examination Board is enclosed. This means you need to apply to the Academic Examination Board prior to your application to Kiel University.
For more information please check theCourse Website