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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. During their studies, applicants should have received at least six ECTS credit points with courses on African-themed topics. Applicants must have achieved a minimum 2.5 grade according to the German grading system. 

Non-native English speakers must provide proof of proficiency at the C1 level in the Common European Framework system, except for students who graduated in English-speaking universities.

How to apply?

The application procedure differs depending on where applicants have obtained their first academic degree.

We are welcoming international applications (i.e. first academic degree course taken outside of Germany) through Uni-Assist, the online application portal for different universities in Germany. Please check Uni-Assist for the list of required documents. The handling fees for evaluation of international certificates and the preliminary examination of the application documents on behalf of Uni-Assist are 75 € which are non-refundable. 


Closing Date for Applications

The start of the Culture and Environment in Africa M.A. program is in winter term. The deadline for applications is July 15th. However, for students from non-European countries we suggest earlier application dates as the visa application process can take several months. The online portal Uni-Assist should be open for applications from mid-January onwards.


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 website of the international office of the university.

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

Currently, tuition fees for the term/semester are 266.30 €. The fees can be paid in person at enrolment. Information (in German) is available on the website of the 'Studiensekretariat'.

Unfortunately, the university does not provide financial support.