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.
Closing Date for Applications and Application Procedure
Due to the Corona pandemic, the application deadline for the winter semester 2020/21 has been extended to June 15th 2020. All application documents need to be uploaded by 15 June the latest. We will update you if there will be an additional lottery procedure from October 1st to October 5th, 2020.
Please note: The "Modern Indian Studies" Master's degree programme starts only in winter semesters.
The application for admission for summer semester 2021 has to be uploaded from October 06th by November 15th, 2020.
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; the link is only available during the application period) 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: The process of application for an MA programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences.
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 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.
Module Packages (German)
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.
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.
Matriculation 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 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 matriculation.
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.