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Applying to the M.A. Program in Culture - Language - Media

The following menu items provide comprehensive information about applying for admission to the Master of Arts program in Culture - Language - Media at Europa-Universität Flensburg.

Please note: Applicants to this program must have successfully completed or be close to completing their bachelor's degree studies. High school graduates cannot directly apply for admission to the master's program.

Internal applicants: If you are already enrolled in a bachelor's program at Europa-Universität Flensburg, we recommend that you re-register in a timely manner for the semester in which you will begin the master's program. Doing so has the following advantages:

  • It simplifies and expedites the re-enrollment process
  • In the event that the BA is not successfully completed as planned, you will already have enrolled for the BA in the following semester

Selection Process

Selection Process

All applications received on time and in the correct form will be included in the selection process.

How the selection process works:

After certain preliminary quotas have been determined, the university initially will allocate 20% of the available study places according to the identified waiting time. The waiting time calculation begins from the date when the B.A. or a recognized equivalent course of study was completed. The allocation of the remaining study places takes place within the scope of the university selection procedure. Further details are specified in § 5 paragraph 3 of the university selection statutes (Hochschulauswahlsatzung).

Provisional admission

If you have not yet provided proof of a qualifying college degree by the application deadline, you will receive provisional admission. For admission to a degree program, you must provide proof of the successful completion of e.g. a BA degree by a specified date (November 1). This also applies to the proof of any required language certificates.

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

For the 1st and 3rd  semester of study in Fall Semester:

May 15 Application start date
July 31 Application end date

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

December 15 Application start date
January 31 Application end date

Application Process

Application Process

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.

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 for applications received after the application deadline. You are entirely responsible for ensuring that the university receives your application by the deadline.

Go to the online application portal

Please note:

To apply for admission to the master’s program, you need not have fully and successfully completed your bachelor’s degree studies or submit proof that you hold the requisite B.A. degree by the application deadline.

You may also apply you expect to have successfully completed your studies and obtained the B.A. in the semester when you submit your application. In this case, only your required application documents and the legal nature (contents) of the admission notice will differ from those of other applicants.

If you can already prove with the application documents that you have successfully completed your B.A. studies and have met all formal admission requirements, you will receive a legally binding admission notice.

If you are not yet able to provide proof that you hold the B.A. degree, for example because you have not yet received grades for all of your exams, but you have met all formal admission requirements, you will be conditionally admitted into the program and will receive a provisional admission notice.

Advanced Semester Admission

Applying for Admission to an Advanced Semester

If you are already enrolled in a cultural studies master’s program at another university and would like to complete your master’s studies at Europa-Universität Flensburg, you can apply for admission to an advanced semester.

Prerequisites

As a prerequisite for admission to an advanced semester, the receiving institute at Europa-Universität Flensburg (Admissions Committee) must have reviewed and formally recognized the validity of any examinations you have already taken elsewhere. They must also confirm that you place into an advanced semester.

Advanced-semester applicants must submit a separate application for admission to an advanced semester (including all required documents) in addition to the normal application materials.

For application purposes, you only need to show that you have been placed into an advanced semester. This is just a matter of sending a quick "two-line" note via email or mail. 

Recognition / Advanced Placement

If you have questions about transferring a course or courses taken at an external institution (recognition) or about advanced placement, please first contact the faculty advisor for your chosen degree program or subject.

to subject advising

Subject-specific admissions restrictions also apply for advanced semester applicants.

An overview of all the available study places in all subjects and subject semesters is always available at the start of each application process. This can help you assess your chances of being admitted into a specific subject.

Overview of available study places (in German)

[Translate to 2-English:] Anerkennung/Höherstufung

[Translate to 2-English:]

Wenden Sie sich bitte zunächst mit Ihrem Anliegen an die Fachberater*innen des gewählten Studienganges bzw -faches.

zu den Fachstudienberatungen

Die Zulassungsbeschränkungen in den Fächern gelten auch bei einer Bewerbung für höhere Fachsemester.

Um die Chancen auf die Zulassung in einem Fach abschätzen zu können, finden Sie zu Beginn des aktuellen Bewerbungsverfahrens immer eine Übersicht mit den freien Studienplätzen in allen Fächern und Fachsemestern.

Übersicht der freien Studienplätze

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."  

If you cannot provide proof that you hold such a German-language university entrance qualification, you will need to provide evidence that you possess sufficient German language skills.

Admissible language certificates

In accordance with the study qualification statutes of Europa-Universität Flensburg, applicants must provide proof of language proficiency at the C1 level. The program accepts the following language certificates:

  1. DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang) with the overall result DSH-2, with a minimum passing grade of 2 for all examination sections.
  2. TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache), with a minimum passing grade of 4 for all examination sections.
  3. Deutsch/German section of the Studienkolleg assessment test
  4. German language diploma of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs; second level in accordance with the resolution of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of December 6, 1996, as amended (DSD II)
  5. Goethe Certificate - level C1
  6. Certificate of having passed the "telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule" examination

When applying, you must submit certified copies of your school-leaving certificate and certified German or English translations of those documents.

You can prove that you have sufficient knowledge of the German language providing one of the following: a German-language school-leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur), a degree from a German-taught degree program, or a certificate of German language proficiency. The certificate presented as proof of German language proficiency must have been issued at most 2 years before first day of the semester for which you are applying. The program accepts the following documents as proof of German language proficiency:

C1

  • TestDaF TND Level 4 (level 4 in all test sections)
  • Goethe Certificate C1
  • DSH 2 (≥67%): C1
  • DSD II: Level C1
  • TELC (telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule)
  • German Language Diploma of the KMK - Second Level
  • Aptitude text certificate (Feststellungsprüfung).
  • Goethe-Institut"Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom" and "Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom," plus the "Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung" (ZOP) certificate
  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung II (German Language Examination II) issued by the Sprachen- und Dolmetscher-Institut München (Munich Language and Interpreting Institute)

B2

  • TestDaF TND Level 4
  • Goethe Certificate B2
  • DSH 1 (≥57%): level B2
  • DSD 2: Level B2
  • TELC B2

The admissibility of any certificates not listed above as acceptable equivalents for those certificates will be decided on by the Admissions Committee.

You can prove that you have sufficient knowledge of the English language providing one of the following English-language high school diploma, a degree from an English-taught degree program, or a certificate of English language proficiency. The certificate presented as proof of English language proficiency must have been issued at most 2 years before the first day of the semester for which you are applying. The program accepts the following documents as proof of English language proficiency:

C1

  • 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
  • Proficiency (CPE): min. score on Cambridge English Scale: 180

B2

  • TELC Level B2
  • TOEFL iBT - Internet-Based Testing: min. score 70
  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Band Score 6, 5
  • Cambridge English: FCE (First Certificate in English): Grade B

The admissibility of any certificates not listed above as acceptable equivalents for those certificates will be decided on by the Admissions Committee.

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.

Questions?

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

Phone
+49 461 805 2428
E-mail
anne.graessel-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de
Building
Gebäude Helsinki
Room
HEL 007
Street
Auf dem Campus 1a
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg
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Provisional Admission

Provisional Admission

Once you have been provisionally admitted into the program, you will need to complete two additional steps:

  1. You must submit the enrollment documents indicated in the admission notice to the registrar's office by the specified deadline. Only after the office has received these documents can you confirm your acceptance of the university's offer of admission and accept the study place.
  2. You must submit proof of having successful completed your B.A. studies (certificate and/or diploma, or official informal confirmation from the responsible examination office) to the admissions office of Europa-Universität Flensburg by November 11 at the latest.

Please note: If you submit the required documents late or incompletely, or if you cannot prove that you have successfully completed your B.A. studies by November 1, your admission will expire irrevocably at the end of November 1. You should bear this in mind, especially when scheduling your final exams, including the B.A. thesis and the subsequent grading period.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Application Requirements for the Master of Arts / Culture-Language-Media are:

One of the following:

  1. A first degree (e.g. Bachelor, Magister, Diplom, Staatsexamen) from a university in Germany or abroad, in a three-year (or longer) degree program in one of the following subjects: English Studies/American Studies (English), Scandinavian Studies (Danish), German Studies (German), Romance Studies (French, Spanish), Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Art or Textiles, as well as at least 60 credit points obtained in comparable courses studied in at least one of the following focus areas present in the Master of Arts program in Culture-Language-Media: Literary Studies, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Art/Visual Culture
    • A degree from the EUF bachelor's program  in European Cultures and Societies (EUCS)
    • A degree in a bachelor's program in Kultur- und Sprachmittler (Cultural and Linguistic Intermediation) within the framework of the German-Danish cooperation between Syddansk Universitet and Europa-Universität Flensburg     and
  2. Proof of sufficient knowledge of English and German showing a language proficiency level of C1 level in one of these two languages, and B2 in the other.

See the overview at the bottom of this page.

The admissibility and recognition of language certificates, as well as decisions about exceptions and borderline cases regarding program admissions will be decided on by the Admissions Committee.

Applicants who cannot submit a university degree as mentioned under (1) and/or proof of language proficiency as mentioned under (2) by the application deadline may be admitted into the program on the condition that they submit the missing proof by the beginning of lecture period in the semester for which they enrolled. There will be no deadline extensions.

Please note the following change for Fall Semester 2021:

The language certificate "English" can be submitted until the end of the first semester (February 28, 2022).  Applicants who are unable to submit proof of language proficiency with their application will be conditionally admitted into the program under the stipulation that their admission will irrevocably expire if the required proof of language proficiency has not been submitted by that date.

Admissions decision are made by the Admissions Committee. The committee comprises two faculty representatives and one academic staff representative, which are appointed by the head of the degree program. The committee decides via the majority vote of its members.

For questions regarding admission requirements and language requirements (including the recognition of certificates not listed in the drop-down menu below), please contact the Admissions Committee (Dr. Sibylle Machat) directly.

You can prove that you have sufficient knowledge of the German language providing one of the following: a German-language school-leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur), a degree from a German-taught degree program, or a certificate of German language proficiency. The certificate presented as proof of German language proficiency must have been issued at most 2 years before first day of the semester for which you are applying. The program accepts the following documents as proof of German language proficiency:

C1

  • TestDaF TND Level 4 (level 4 in all test sections)
  • Goethe Certificate C1
  • DSH 2 (≥67%): C1
  • DSD II: Level C1
  • TELC (telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule)
  • German Language Diploma of the KMK - Second Level
  • Aptitude text certificate (Feststellungsprüfung).
  • Goethe-Institut"Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom" and "Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom," plus the "Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung" (ZOP) certificate
  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung II (German Language Examination II) issued by the Sprachen- und Dolmetscher-Institut München (Munich Language and Interpreting Institute)

B2

  • TestDaF TND Level 4
  • Goethe Certificate B2
  • DSH 1 (≥57%): level B2
  • DSD 2: Level B2
  • TELC B2

The admissibility of any certificates not listed above as acceptable equivalents for those certificates will be decided on by the Admissions Committee

You can prove that you have sufficient knowledge of the English language providing one of the following English-language high school diploma, a degree from an English-taught degree program, or a certificate of English language proficiency. The certificate presented as proof of English language proficiency must have been issued at most 2 years before the first day of the semester for which you are applying. The program accepts the following documents as proof of English language proficiency:

C1

  • 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
  • Proficiency (CPE): min. score on Cambridge English Scale: 180

B2

  • TELC Level B2
  • TOEFL iBT - Internet-Based Testing: min. score 70
  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Band Score 6, 5
  • Cambridge English: FCE (First Certificate in English): Grade B

The admissibility of any certificates not listed above as acceptable equivalents for those certificates will be decided on by the Admissions Committee.

Admission Restrictions

Admission Restrictions

This degree program is currently not subject to any admission restrictions.

In the event that an admission restriction is imposed, the following applicant selection terms and criteria will apply:

  • The B.A. grade will be used for selection based on merit.
  • If you do not yet have a B.A. degree, you will enter the selection procedure with the provisional grade. This provisional grade will be based on your transcript or a certificate from the examination office.
  • If your provisional grade for the B.A. transcript changes after the selection procedure has been carried out, this will have neither a positive nor a negative effect on the admission decision. You may submit only one current grade record for consideration in the selection process.

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.