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Admission Requirements & Application

General Information

Admission requirements for the Master’s Program in National and International Administration and Policy are defined in the Admission Regulations of the University of Potsdam (ZulO) and the Specific Admission and Enrollment Regulations of the Master’s Degree Program in National and International Administration and Policy. The information below summarizes the most important provisions and regulations. All information is provided without guarantee. In case of doubt, the ZulO and the Specific Admission and Enrollment Regulations shall prevail.

You can begin your studies both in the summer or winter semester. The application deadline for the summer semester is December 1, and for the winter semester June 1. You have to apply via the online platform uni-assist.

Admission Requirements

You have to meet the following requirements to be admitted to the Master’s Degree Program in National and International Administration and Policy:

a) Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent university degree, in a course of study in administration, policy, or law, if this course of study

  • includes a standard period of study of at least 6 semesters,
  • includes a total of at least 180 credit points (CP), and
  • a total of 30 CP in three of the following key areas of political science (political theory, policy and governance in Germany and Europe, comparative political studies, international policy, and administration and public policy), as well as a total of 10 CP in empirical social re-search and scholarship methods in the social sciences, were earned in this course of study.

If the transcript comes from a system that does not use credit points, then the Examining Board will make a decision about the equivalence of academic performance.

b)   Degree of a foreign university

A degree at a university abroad, insofar as there is no essential difference between the qualifications earned abroad and those available in Germany.

c)    English language skills

English language skills that correspond at least to Level C 1 of the Common European Framework for Languages. You have to provide evidence of your language proficiency by submitting the respective certificates. The following certificates are considered being proof of the C 1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

  •  UNIcert with at least III 
  • TOEFL Internet-Based Test with at least 95 points
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English with at least mark B
  • IELTS with at least 6.5 points and at least 6.0 points in each part of the test
  • Certificate on completion of a course of studies in English at a recognized academic institution.

The Examining Board issues decisions re-garding credentials on a case by case basis.

 

d)   German language skills

German language skills are not required.

Application Materials

You will find information about the application materials to be submitted in the Specific Admission and Enrollment Regulations. When you apply online, you will find information about the documents to be submitted on uni-assist

Admission Procedure

An admission procedure is required for each Master’s degree program with admission restrictions if the number of applicants exceeds the number of places at the university. A ranking list will be prepared as part of this procedure, which is based on agreed eligibility criteria. You will find the respective criteria for the Master’s Degree Program National and International Administration and Policy in the Specific Admission and Enrollment Regulations. 

If you have applied for the summer semester, you will usually get a decision at the beginning of February. For the winter semester, decisions will be usually sent at the end of July.

Do you still have any further questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be glad to help you.