Application for the Master`s Degree Programme
We are pleased that you are interested in accounting for a Master`s degree programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Göttingen. On this page you will find all important information concerning the application procedure.
Closing Date for Applications and Application Procedure
The application for admission for winter semester 2018/19 has to be uploaded from April 6th by May 15th 2018. Probably there will be a lottery procedure from October 1st by October 5th, 2018.
The application for admission for summer semester 2019 has to be uploaded from October 06th by November 15th, 2018. Probably there will be a lottery procedure from April 1st by April 5th, 2019.
Please note: The "Modern Indian Studies" Master's degree programme starts only in winter semesters.
To apply for a Master´s degree programme please fill out our online portal (only available during application period on this website on the right side above) and upload all required documents. You will receive a link for uploading via E-Mail after you have registered. All required documents are listed on the application form (download on the right side of this website).
Please note that you do not have to submit hard copies of the documents required for the application. You only need to upload the documents to the upload portal. An overview of the application in individual steps can be found here as a PDF download.
Please also note the FAQ.
Access AuthorizationAll students who have completed a subject-relevant Bachelor's degree programme or a related subject to the extent of at least 180 ECTS at the beginning of the Master's degree programme are access authorized.
There have to be 150 ECTS completed and recorded on the date of application (May 15th/November 15th). These credits have to be "subject-relevant" to the particular Master`s degree programme. The subject-relevance (please prove with accordant contents of the studies) will be verified by the selection committees of the particular subjects. Precise criteria can be found on the homepages of the accordant Master's degree programmes.
If you cannot hand in a Transcript of Records please get an issued certificate with the following text: "(Until now,) Mrs./Mr. X has attained 150 ECTS with a temporary overall average grade of ...."
Please note: The courses (except in Modern Indian Studies) are taught in German language and German language proficiency is required.
Selection MethodThe applicants which fulfill the entrance requirements will be put into a rank order according to their (improved, where applicable) overall average grades. This ranking order will be continued to the doubled amount of available university places. If the number of applicants which fulfill the requirements exceeds the number of available university places, a selection interview will be held with the doubled number of applicants.
In case of additional available university places you may apply for the choice by lot. The above-named access authorization requirements count for the choice by lot, as well.
Immatriculation for Applicants approved to the Master`s Degree ProgrammeAfter having received your approval notification, you have to declare acceptance of the place via the online form "Master - additional data".
The matriculation is to be carried out using the online form "Master - additional data". Please follow the instructions and upload all necessary documents on the Upload Portal until March 31th / September 30th. Students of the University of Göttingen are also able to perform a change of studies until March 31th / September 30th using the application for change of course of study.
Please note, that a required language proof (where needed) have to be uploaded within the matriculation dead-line.
In case of questions please read the FAQ or address yourself to the Office of the Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences.