Study Social Sciences in Germany: 89 Universities with 226 English Study Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2020/2021)

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The social sciences have some well-known connections to Germany, certain names such as Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Jutta Almendinger come to mind. One may be motivated to study a social science subject in Germany to wander in their footsteps. With a great number of English-taught Master’s programs offered, German universities provide international, up-to-date programs that connect theory with cutting-edge research.

Overview

226

Study Programs in English

89

Universities

41

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (136 programs for EU citizens, 116 programs for Non-EU)

Maximum:

17,250 € per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadline

Winter Semester

between December 15 and October 01

Summer Semester

between March 01 and September 30

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Top-ranked German Universities in Social Sciences

#32Times Higher Education Ranking
LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

public University

No. of Students: approx.51,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #52, QS World University Rankings #62
#43Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx.41,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #57, QS World University Rankings #61
#70Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
University of Bonn

public University

No. of Students: approx.38,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #105, QS World University Rankings #255
#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx.35,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #121
#86Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Freiburg

public University

No. of Students: approx.24,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #101-150, QS World University Rankings #186

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Tuition fees

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116
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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2021/2022

Summer Semester 2021

Open Programs

176 Programs open for application

26 Programs open for application

Application Requirements

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Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
46.9% local admission restriction (local NC)
30.5% no admission restriction
22.6% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

74.8% directly at University
25.2% via Uni-Assist

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

5 (11 programs)

Minimum

60 (1 program)

Minimum

0 (143 programs)

Maximum

8 (2 programs)

Maximum

110 (3 programs)

Maximum

0 (143 programs)

IELTS Band

Minimum

5 (11 programs)

Maximum

8 (2 programs)

TOEFL Scores

Minimum

60 (1 program)

Maximum

110 (3 programs)

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

0 (143 programs)

Maximum

0 (143 programs)

Program Features

2 - 8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Master of Business Administration

Master of Education

Master of Administrative Sciences

Master of Public Administration

Master of Public Policy

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Master of Business Marketing

Master of Laws

Master of Law and Business

Beginning

Winter intake

81%

Summer intake

3.5%

Winter & Summer intake

15%
0.4% no information provided

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Social Sciences

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accadis Hochschule Bad Homburg

private (state-approved) University of applied sciences · No. of Students: 550

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences

private (state-approved) Academy of fine arts · No. of Students: 1,600

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin

public University of applied sciences · No. of Students: 3,900

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Bard College Berlin

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 250

Program Fees: 0,- €

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Bielefeld University

public University · No. of Students: 25,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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