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Study Politics in Germany: 25 Universities with 30 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-28-2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Politics is a dynamic field that examines the theory and practice of governance, power, and policy-making. This discipline explores how political systems operate, the role of governments, and the impact of policies on societies. Students delve into topics such as political theory, international relations, comparative politics, and public policy. The curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, analytical skills, and an understanding of political processes and ideologies. Through their studies, students gain insights into electoral systems, political behavior, and current global issues. Graduates often pursue careers in government, political consultancy, journalism, or advocacy, where they can actively participate in shaping political discourse and public policy.

Overview

masters
30

Study Programs in English

universities
25

Universities

ranking
13

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (18 programs for EU citizens, 14 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 11,700 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 01 and February 01

Summer Semester

between July 15 and November 15

View all 30 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Politics

#38Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 47,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 4,000 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #50, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #52
#89Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Tübingen

public University

No. of Students: approx. 27,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #151-200, QS World University Rankings #168

Tuition Fees

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3 English Degree Programs for Politics in Germany

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Dive into Global Ethical ConcernsEngage with Cutting-Edge ResearchEnjoy the Prestige of Ruhr-Universität Bochum
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The interdisciplinary program teaches students to analyze the complex settings in which modern states find themselvesPart of the DAAD Public Policy and Good Governance scholarship programCooperation with the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg.
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Unique Interdisciplinary ProgramInternational Study EnvironmentVibrant City of Flensburg

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
33.3% local admission restriction (local NC)
36.7% no admission restriction
30% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

76.7% directly at University
6.7% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
16.7% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Politics in Germany

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Become a Global Social Work ExpertImmersive Internship ExperienceEnjoy comfortable campus life at Friedensau
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Choose two specializations: “Business and Labor”, “Migration or “Digital Communication”Work in major human rights institutionsTake advantage of the mandatory 10-week internship
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Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5.5 (3 programs )

Minimum:

72 (2 programs )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (5 programs )

Maximum:

7 (5 programs )

Maximum:

100 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (8 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5.5 (3 programs )

Maximum:

7 (5 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (2 programs )

Maximum:

100 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (5 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (8 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Politics in Germany

Program Features

4-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

93.3%

Summer intake

3.3%

Winter & Summer intake

3.3%

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

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Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 4,200

Program Fees: € 1,250 - € 2,640

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Bard College Berlin

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 300

Program Fees: € 11,700 - € 16,500

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Bielefeld University

public University · No. of Students: 24,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Constructor University

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 1,500

Program Fees: € 10,000

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

EBS University

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 1,800

Program Fees: € 7,670

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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