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How to apply for the M.A. Culture and Environment in Africa?

Who can apply?

Applicants who hold a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Archaeology, Social Anthropology, African Studies, Geography, Sociology, Development Sociology, Political Sciences, or other relevant disciplines are well suited for the Culture and Environment in Africa M.A. program. Non-native English speakers must provide proof of proficiency at the C1 level in the Common European Framework system.

How to apply?

We are welcoming applications through Uni-Assist, the online application portal for different universities in Germany. The handling fees for evaluation of international certificates and the preliminary examination of the application documents on behalf of Uni-Assist are 75 €. 

Closing Date for Applications

The deadline for applications for the winter term is the 15th of February, while for the summer term on the 15th of October. These early application dates are necessary, since the visa application process can take several months for applicants from non-European countries.

However, we strongly recommend to apply for the winter term, as the introductory courses for the program are offered during this period. Moreover, a limited number of scholarships for students from African countries are only awarded from the winter term on.

Information for Foreign Students

Foreign students can find detailed information on the application procedure and useful information on Visa/Finance, Residence Permit etc. on the university's website.

Uni-Assist provides support, if you need help with the online application procedure.

Currently, tuition fees for the term/semester are 261.12 €. The fees can be paid in person at enrolment. Information (in German) is available on the website of the 'Studiensekretariat'.

For further information regarding scholarships, please contact the current CEA-coordinator: diego.menestrey(at)uni-koeln.de