For this Master's programme you need an undergraduate degree (Bachelor with 180 credit points) or an equivalent first professional qualification that meets the following requirements:
If you do not sufficiently meet any of these requirements, but your overall grade is at least 2.3 (approx. “good”) and your studies, curriculum vitae and motivation indicate a particular fit for our programme, you may also be admitted upon consideration of the following factors:
The acquisition of credit points in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods can be made up as early as possible and at the latest by the 4th semester.
For this Master's programme the following language proficiency is required:
Once you finish an online application, this document will be generated under the filename "Application for admission at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena to the masters programme". You need to print out this document, sign it, scan it and send it as PDF file of good quality within the application timeframe to the Master Service Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please fill the document diligently and include it among the uploads of your online application. It is a crucial part of your application and without it, your application will not be considered. You will find the document HERE [pdf, 108 kb] de or in the downloads section, respectively.
Your CV should have a tabular form, containing key information on your school record and academic career.
A motivation letter should not exceed the size of two DIN A4-pages and normally, it should contain information on your motivation for taking up this course of studies. You should elaborate on the following essential questions:
Please upload at the online application system your university entrance certificate/school leaving certificate. Usually, this means the school graduation diploma (German "Abitur"), i.e. the diploma that makes you eligible for studies at an University or other institution for higher education. Be mindful of the fact that here, we do not need any University diploma but a High School diploma!
All previous University degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc.) if available before the application deadline - if not, please make a note of the anticipated date of issue of your degree certificate. Please upload your University degree or the most actual, detailed transcript of records/ mark sheet of all semesters available to you, should you not hold your degree certificate at the time of application. The main document is the degree/ transcript based on which you apply for the master programme.
Detailed transcript of records/ mark sheet of your first, subject-specific university degree, with which you are applying for the Master's programme (minimum requirement is the transcript/mark sheet up to the semester before the last). This transcript MUST contain an overall cumulative grade point average or average mark. You need at least 140 credits (ECTS) by the time you apply.
Should you have obtained subject-specific work experience, you can upload corresponding certificates in order to support your application.
Should you have obtained subject-specific practical experience (e.g. by internships etc.), you can upload corresponding certificates in order to support your application.
You have to submit the following proof of language proficiency:
The following certificates are recognized as proof of your language skills:
Temporary certificates are accepted up to a maximum of four years after the date of acquisition.
Evidence is not required for students who have completed their last university degree in English or whose mother tongue is English.
You are invited to submit further proofs of your language skills, especially with regard to the language that you want to learn in the programme (also German for international students).
Every mandatory application document from foreign/external countries must also be available in either English OR German translation. Such a translation has to be conducted by officially acknowledged/ sworn translators or translation offices.
External/foreign degree certificates/ transcripts of records must contain information on the grading system used at the respective University.
Applicants with degrees from Mongolia, Vietnam or China must submit the original APS-certificate issued by the German Embassy.
Applicants from the following countries must submit a certificate of their university entrance examination/college entrance examination: