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.Please also note the FAQ.
Closing Date for Applications and Application Procedure
The application for admission for summer semester 2020 has to be uploaded from October 06th by November 15th, 2019. Probably there will be a lottery procedure from April 1st by April 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 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.
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.
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.
Module Packages (German)
Wenn Sie sich für ein Modulpaket ("Nebenfach") entscheiden sollten, beachten Sie bitte alle Hinweise zu den Kombinationsmöglichkeiten und Zugangsvoraussetzungen. Detaillierte Informationen dazu erhalten Sie hier.
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 Programme
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.