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Study Social Sciences in Germany: 126 Universities with 381 English Study Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2021/2022)

Updated: 05-10-2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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

masters
381

Study Programs in English

universities
126

Universities

ranking
53

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (245 programs for EU citizens, 209 programs for Non-EU)

Maximum:

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

Application Deadline

Winter Semester

between May 15 and May 09

Summer Semester

between May 31 and May 09

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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,- € - 1,500 € (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,- € - 4,500 € (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #121

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Tuition fees

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5 English Degree Programs for Social Sciences in Germany

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2020/2021

Summer Semester 2021

Open Programs

276 Programs

19 Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
37.8% local admission restriction (local NC)
32.8% no admission restriction
29.4% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

72.4% directly at University
26.2% via Uni-Assist

5 English Degree Programs for Social Sciences in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

5 (17 programs)

Minimum

60 (1 program)

Minimum

B2 First (FCE) (68 programs)

Maximum

8 (3 programs)

Maximum

110 (5 programs)

Maximum

FCE Grade A (2 programs)

IELTS Band

Minimum

5 (17 programs)

Maximum

8 (3 programs)

TOEFL Scores

Minimum

60 (1 program)

Maximum

110 (5 programs)

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

B2 First (FCE) (68 programs)

Maximum

FCE Grade A (2 programs)

5 English Degree Programs for Social Sciences in Germany

Program Features

2-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Marketing

Master of Education

Master of Laws

Master of Law and Business

Master of Public Administration

Master of Engineering

Master of Public Policy

Master of Administrative Sciences

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Engineering

Beginning

Winter intake

74.8%

Summer intake

4.2%

Winter & Summer intake

20.7%
0.3% no information provided

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

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accadis Hochschule Bad Homburg | University of Applied Sciences

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

Program Fees: 6,250 € - 6,600 €

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.Ed. (Master of Education)

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)

AMD Academy Fashion & Design

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

Program Fees: 4,350 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

public University of applied sciences · No. of Students: 6,900

Program Fees: 474 € - 4,000 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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