Institut für Politikwissenschaft

Information about political science programs

Structuring your studies is one of the most difficult aspects of planning your life at university. This site and its links will help you to find your way through the jungle of how to apply, study, and register for exams. The categories New Students, Current Students and International Students should provide you with important information and documents, while the links lead you to sites with further information about courses of studies in political science at the University of Göttingen.

New and prospective students

On this page we have compiled information about applying to university, the matriculation, and general information about the field of study.

Current Students

This page provides links to academic advisors, contact points for credit transfers and applying for admission into higher semesters, information about exam preparation, and a list of potential examiners for final theses and their areas of expertise.

International Students

International students with questions concerning specific political science programs can contact Dr. Tobias Jakobi by email: tobias.jakobi(a)

Political Science degree programs in Göttingen

  • M.A. programs

    A master's degree in political science can be acquired in two different ways in Göttingen: as the Master of Arts (M.A.) in 'Global Politics: Structures and Frontiers', and as part of a Master of Education (M.Ed.). The latter provides further qualification for students with an undergraduate degree aiming at a teaching profession, and enables teaching of Politics and Economics as subjects.

  • Ph.D. programs

    The Department also accepts doctoral students in the field of Political Science. The doctoral program includes a structured component in order to ensure a high quality of research and writing, and the Department prides itself on its culture of exchange between individual doctoral students. The Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences offers additional training opportunities.

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