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Applying for Admission to the B.A. Social Sciences: Social and Political Change

In the following menu, you will find detailed information about the application requirements for the Bachelor of Arts programme in Social Sciences: Social and Political Change at Europa-Universität Flensburg.

The Selection Process

The Selection Process

The degree programme has restricted admission.

There are 41 study places available.

Only applications received in the correct form and on time will be processed.

This is how the selection procedure continues:

First, the university forms so-called preliminary quotas with the following distribution:

  • International applicants from non-EU countries (8%)
  • Hardship cases (2%)
  • Top athletes (2%)
  • Second degree applicants (3%)
  • Vocationally qualified (applicants without final school exam grade) (5%)

If you belong to this group of applicants, you will be granted pre-admission.

It then allocates the remaining study places as follows:

  • 20% exclusively according to performance (final school exam grade)
  • 20% exclusively after waiting period (Wartesemester)
  • 60% according to university selection process

During university selection, only the final school examination grade is evaluated.

Acceptance of study places

Immediately after the application deadline (approx. end of July), the selection procedure (main procedure) takes place and all applicants who have been considered receive the notification of admission by e-mail.

Within a few days, you must then confirm acceptance of the study place to the Admissions Office by e-mail.

After the acceptance deadline has passed, it will be determined whether all available study places have been allocated. If this is not the case, the first move-up procedure will be carried out immediately. The further procedure is identical to that of the main procedure.

The very short sequence of admission and acceptance is necessary because the language courses already take place in August and the lectures begin in September.

Please note:
  • Take note of scheduled admissions dates and the deadlines for acceptance of study places
  • Please check your mail account regularly and be sure to check your SPAM folder as well.
  • If you do not accept your study place by email within the set deadline, your admission will expire and you will no longer be able to enroll.
  • If you do not have access to your emails on dates when the study places are given out, you must make sure someone can do so and formally notify the university of your acceptance of the offered study place.

Preferential Selection

Preferential Selection

If you cannot take up your place at the university because you have been admitted to the degree program either at the start or during your term in one of the so-called services (FSJ, FÖJ, Bundesfreiwilligendienst, etc.), you are entitled to apply for preferential selection (bevorzugte Auswahl) once you have completed your term of service, when you reapply to the university to which you have been admitted. Preferred selection is not available, for example, if you have been admitted to the B.A. program in International Management with the Danish concentration and choose the Spanish concentration the year after you have completed your service.

To be given preferential selection, you must again apply for the same degree program(s), which itself must also be offered when you reapply.

Application procedure for preferential selection

You complete the online application procedure again in the usual manner and, when prompted, answer "yes" to the question about the preferential selection.

In addition to the usual application documents, you must also submit a copy of last year's admission notice and a document confirming that you completed your service, in which your exact starting and completion dates for the service are listed.

Please note: The contract of service does not represent a confirmation that you actually performed a service. It must always be issued by the institution providing the service, not by the institution where the service was completed.

If you meet the requirements for preferential selection and submit the required documents, the university will grant you admission before the selection procedure for other applicants.

Application deadlines

Application Deadlines

For the 1st semester of study in Fall Semester:

May 15 Application start date
July 21 Application end date for prior-year high school graduates
July 15 Application end date for recent high school graduates

As this degree programme is being offered for the first time, admissions to a higher semester are currently not possible.

For the 3nd and 5th  semester of study in the Fall Semester:

May 15 Application start date
July 15 Application end date

For prior-year high school graduates who need to submit the language certificates (see "Admission Requirements"), the application deadline is August 31.

For the 2nd, 4th and 6th  semester of study in the Spring Semester:

December 1 Application start date
Janaury 31 Application end date for recent high school graduates

Application Process

The Application Procedure

To apply for admission to a degree program at Europa-Universität Flensburg, you must complete two steps:

  1. Go through the required steps in our online application portal
  2. Send in all necessary application documents

It is not necessary to register with or apply through the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (Foundation for University Admissions, DoSV).

In the online application, enter all the personal information required for your chosen degree program. Once you finish the online application, print out the application form, which contains your personal application number, more information about the procedure, and your login username and password for the application portal. It also contains a link to the application instructions for your degree program and a list of the documents required program. As a final application step, you need to mail in the paper copies of your application form and all required documents to the EUF admissions office. Please note: The documents must be received by EUF no later than the application deadline; the date when you completed the online application, or the date when the documents were postmarked, is not relevant. You will find the address to which you must send the documents pre-printed on the application form.

After it receives your application, the university will review all your documents. You can then check for yourself in the application portal whether your application is complete, or whether any documents are missing—in which case you will receive an email from the admissions office informing you that your application status has changed. Please note: you must submit any missing documents listed in the application portal by the application deadline. Late submissions after the application deadline has passed will NOT be accepted.

If you have made a mistake in the online application or if you want to change your application, you can reapply online at any time. You will then receive a new application number. Only your most recently submitted application will be considered in the selection process; all previous applications will be disregarded.

How the online application works

You may only apply for one restricted-admission degree program (or a combined restricted-admission degree program). If you apply for several applications for admission-restricted programs, during the selection process the university will only consider your most recent application processed by the admissions office.

Please note: Online applications submitted before the official application start date cannot be considered. This also applies if your application materials are received after the application deadline. The responsibility for ensuring that your application is received by the deadline is entirely up to you.

Go to the online application portal

Applicants Who Have Completed Military or Other Official Services

Applicants who have completed certain official services (military service, civilian service, FSJ, federal voluntary service, etc.) no longer need to count on an extended waiting period. However, they can be important as a tie-breaking mechanism, if two applicants receive equal ranking during the selection process.

If you indicate in your online application that you have served such a term of service, your application documents must include a simple copy of the appropriate proof of this. Admissible forms of proof are either the official certificate of the completed service or (if the your term of service has not yet ended at the time when you apply) a current statement from your service institution confirming the beginning, end and type (FSJ, Bundesfreiwilligendienst, etc.) of service you are performing.

Only if you are applying for "preferential selection" do you have to get this document officially certified by a public notary (Beglaubigung)

Hardship Application

Hardship Application

In justified special cases, the university may admit applicants for admission-restricted courses of study within the framework of the so-called hardship quota.

In this case, such serious health, social, or family reasons must be present that the applicant cannot be expected to wait even one semester for admission when applying the strictest standards. There must, therefore, be a special circumstance that describes your current and future situation.

Circumstances existing in the past are not relevant. For that, you may apply for disadvantage compensation.

If you are of the opinion that you can legitimately claim to be in an exceptional situation that justifies your immediate admission into the program, you must submit a hardship application together with your application documents. You must also indicate right from the start, during your online application, that you are applying for consideration as a case of "hardship."

Below you will find some examples of reasons that may or may not lead to consideration as a hardship case, as well as the downloadable application form for hardship consideration.

Especially if your case is health-based, please be sure to attach a specialist medical expert assessment (comprehensible to non-doctors) which contains a clear prognosis of the course of your illness.

International Applicants

International Applicants

All applicants to a degree program at EUF must complete the online application procedure.

The following foreign applicants can apply under the same terms as German applicants:

  • All foreign applicants or stateless persons who have acquired a German higher education entrance qualification, or who have already completed a degree program in Germany that entitles them to take up the desired degree program.
  • Citizens of a member state of the European Union (EU)
  • Citizens of signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) that are not members of the EU (i.e. Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway)
  • Foreign applicants with family members who are citizens of a member state of the EU or of a state party to the EEA Agreement

All international applicants who do not have a German-language university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur) require proof of sufficient German language skills. You can find an overview of recognized certificates under "Additional qualifications." 

Please note:

As an international applicant, you should submit your documents as early as possible or preferably submit your certificates and translations of them to the admissions office for review before the official application deadline (scanned documents by email).

You will then receive an assessment of the certificate, which you should then submit along with your application.

If verification is not possible, your documents must be sent by the admissions office to the central office in Bonn. The review process there can take several months. Nevertheless, in order to participate in the selection procedure, the university must receive the result of the Bonn review by the application deadline at the latest.


If you have any questions or need more information, please contact:

+49 461 805 2894
Gebäude Helsinki
HEL 013
Auf dem Campus 1a
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg

Disadvantages Compensation

Disadvantages Compensation

If certain conditions are met, you can apply for compensation for disadvantages. If such a request is approved, your grade or the waiting period calculated at the time of application will be adjusted in your favor. A distinction is therefore made between these two requests:

  • A request that the university assign a higher grade to your final school exam grade (Abiturnote)
  • A request that your waiting period be shortened

Such requests may be made if special circumstances prevented you from obtaining a better final grade at school, or from taking the final school exam at an earlier date.

In the Information about compensation for disadvantages you can read about the prerequisites for applying for disadvantage compensation, and the conditions under which such an application can be considered. You must always attach a detailed school report to your application requesting that a higher grade be assigned for your final school exam grade. You can also find information on this report in the above information.
Since such a report is very detailed, you should submit the report with sufficient time to ensure that it arrives at the university in a timely manner. The application must be submitted together with your application documents, and it must contain all the necessary supporting documents.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements include:

  • A general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or
  • A subject-based university entrance qualification in the fields of economics and social affairs

Keep in mind that the Fachhochschulreife (advanced technical college certificate) does not entitle the holder to university admission in Schleswig-Holstein. Under the tab "Studying without an Abitur," you can learn more about the vocational qualifications that entitle you to study at the university level.

Please go to the menu item "Additional qualifications" to find out the required language qualifications for this program.

Additional Requirements

The degree programme requires good knowledge of both English and German in accordance with the study qualification statutes of Europa-Universität Flensburg.

Evidence must be provided that one of the two languages is mastered at CEFR level C1 and the other at level B2 (minimum).

Please note:

All applicants must provide the relevant proof of language proficiency by 15 July.

The degree programme B.A. Social Sciences: Social and Political Change requires proficiency of the English language. Evidence of English language skills must be provided by the application deadline at the latest. Otherwise, applicants are excluded from the selection procedure.

The certificate submitted as evidence of language proficiency must not be older than two years from the beginning of the semester in which you apply for enrolment. The following certificates are recognised equally:


  • TELC Level C1,
  • TOEFL iBT - Internet-Based Testing: at least 94 points,
  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Band Score at least 7.0
  • Cambridge English:
    • Advanced (CAE): min. Grade C; min. score on Cambridge English Scale: 180 and
    • Proficiency (CPE): min. score on Cambridge English Scale: 180.


  • A grade point average of at least 10 in English in upper secondary school, where English must have been continued uninterruptedly until the Abitur (average score of the last two years),
  • TELC Level B2,
  • TOEFL iBT - Internet-Based Testing: at least 70 points,
  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Band Score 6.5 as well as
  • Cambridge English: FCE (First Certificate in English): Grade B.

The admission committee decides on the recognition of other certificates as equivalents.

Please contact them at socialchange-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de

Proof of sufficient knowledge of the German language shall be provided by means of a German-language school leaving certificate, a German-language degree or a German-language certificate. The certificate presented as proof of German language proficiency must not be older than a maximum of two years from the date of the examination to the beginning of the semester for which enrolment is requested.

Evidence of German language skills must be provided by the application deadline at the latest. Otherwise, applicants are excluded from the selection procedure. The following certificates are recognised equally:


  • TestDaF TND level 4 (with level 4 in all sub-tests),
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C1,
  • DSH 2 (≥67%): Level C1,
  • DSD II: Level C1,
  • TELC "telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule",
  • German Language Diploma of the KMK - Second Level,
  • Certificate of the examination to determine aptitude (Feststellungsprüfung),
  • Großes and Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom
  • certificate of the Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP) of the Goethe-Institut
  • "Deutsche Sprachprüfung II" of the Sprachen- und Dolmetscher-Institut München.


  • TestDaF TND Level 4,
  • Goethe-Zertifikat B2,
  • DSH 1 (≥57%): Level B2,
  • DSD 2: Level B2 as well as
  • TELC B2.

The admission committee decides on the recognition of other certificates as equivalents.

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Second Degree

Second Degree

If you have already successfully completed a bachelor's, diploma, master's, or state examination degree program at a German university at the time of application and your selected program has admission restrictions, you are required to apply for admission as a "second degree applicant."

In an admissions-restricted degree program, the selection of second degree applicants is not based on final school exam grade and waiting period, but rather on

  • Your overall grade achieved in the completed degree program
  • Your justification for opting to do a second degree

Based on these two pieces of information the university determines a score, which it then uses to determine whether you can be admitted into your chosen program if the number of applicants exceeds the available study places.

A maximum of 3% of the available places in your chosen degree program will be allocated to second- degree applicants.

EXCEPTION: Graduates of a bachelor's program who are applying to a master's program for the first time are not viewed as second-degree applicants

The Application Procedure

As a second-degree applicant, you go through the online application procedure like everyone else, in the usual way. In one of the online screens, you must answer "yes" to the question of whether your chosen degree program is for a second degree (Zweitstudium). You will then be referred to the "Antrag auf Zulassung zum Zweitstudium" (Application for Admission as a Second-Degree Applicant), which you must submit together with your application documents. You should only use the application form if you are applying for admission to a degree program with restricted admissions.