Study Social Sciences in Germany: 90 Universities with 228 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

228

Study Programs in English

90

Universities

43

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (138 programs for EU citizens, 117 programs for Non-EU)

Maximum:

16,250 € per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadline

Winter Semester

between September 30 and September 21

Summer Semester

between September 30 and September 15

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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
#44Times Higher Education Ranking
Heidelberg University

public University

No. of Students: approx.28,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 2,000 € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #47, QS World University Rankings #64
#70Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
University of Bonn

public University

No. of Students: approx.38,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 3,250 € (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,- € - 4,628 € (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #121

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Tuition fees

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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2020/2021

Summer Semester 2021

Open Programs

6 Programs open for application

33 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)
30.7% no admission restriction
22.4% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

75.9% directly at University
24.1% via Uni-Assist

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

5 (11 programs)

Minimum

60 (1 program)

Minimum

0 (145 programs)

Maximum

8 (2 programs)

Maximum

110 (3 programs)

Maximum

0 (145 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 (145 programs)

Maximum

0 (145 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 Business Law

Beginning

Winter intake

78.5%

Summer intake

4.4%

Winter & Summer intake

16.7%
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: 5,400 €

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: 1,446 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin

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

Program Fees: 2,640 €

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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