Application for the Master`s Degree Programme

We are pleased that you are interested in applying 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.
Please also note the FAQ.

The application for admission for summer semester 2020 has to be uploaded from (delayed for technical reasons) October 08th by November 15th, 2019. Probably there will be a lottery procedure from April 1st by April 5th, 2020.

The application for admission for winter semester 2020/21 has to be uploaded from April 6th by May 15th 2020. Probably there will be a lottery procedure from October 1st by October 5th, 2020.

Please note: The "Modern Indian Studies" Master's degree programme starts only in winter semesters.

To apply for a Master´s degree programme please register and fill out our online portal (link on this website on the right side above) and upload all required documents. All required documents are listed on the application form. You will receive the application form and a link for uploading via e-mail after you have registered via the online portal.

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: Steps master application (German - English version will be available soon).
Please also note the FAQ.

When we have checked your application documents you will recieve an input confirmation via e-mail. Due to a large number of applications it could take a while until we can submit the decision on your application. We work as fast as possible and inform you as soon as possible. So we kindly ask you to refrain from contacting us to inquire the state of your application.
All 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 or in the Table on the relevance of previous studies (German).

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.
(The Master's degree programme in Modern Indian Studies is only available without an additional module package!)

Modulpakete (Kombinationen des Masterstudiengangs mit einem "Nebenfach" im Umfang von 36 ECTS) stehen für die Masterstudiengänge "Ethnologie", "Geschlechterforschung", "Globale Politik:Strukturen und Grenzen" sowie "Soziologie" zur Verfügung.
Keine Modulpakete sind für die Masterstudiengänge "Arbeit in Betrieb und Gesellschaft", "Erziehungswissenschaft", "Modern Indian Studies", "Sozialwissenschaftliche Diversitätsforschung" und "Sportwissenschaft mit den Schwerpunkten Prävention, Rehabilitation und psychosoziale Gesundheit" anwählbar.
Wenn Sie sich für ein Modulpaket entscheiden sollten, beachten Sie bitte alle Hinweise zu den Kombinationsmöglichkeiten und Zugangsvoraussetzungen. Detaillierte Informationen dazu erhalten Sie hier: Modulpakete.
The 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 at the beginning of a new semester, you may apply for the so called "lottery procedure" (choice by lot). The above-named access authorization requirements count for the "lottery procedure", as well.
After having received your approval notification, you have to declare acceptance of the place via the online form "Master - additional data" until the deadline stated in your admission letter.
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 unril the matriculation deadline 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 deadline.
Furthr information on the matriculation procedure can be found here:
Steps for enrolment.

In case of questions please read the FAQ at first. If you have further questions, please contact the Office of the Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences.