Applying to the M.A. Program in Transformation Studies
The following menu items provide comprehensive information about applying for admission to the Master of Arts program in Transformation Studies 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
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).
Subject to the approval of the University Selection Statutes, the remaining places will be allocated on the basis of the B.A. grade submitted (the final grade for a completed degree program or else the intermediate grade shown on applicant’s grade transcript at the time of application).
Your average grade will be improved by 0.4 points if, at the time of your application to the program, you can provide evidence that you have undertaken at least eight weeks of degree-relevant professional or other practical activity (as such activities give a special kind of evidence about your suitability for the master's program in Transformation Studies). You must include this proof of having done the professional/practical activity as part of your application materials.
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.
For the 1st and 3rd semester of study in Fall Semester:
For the 2nd and 4th semester of study in the Spring Semester:
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
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 master’s program in another university and would like to complete your master’s studies at Europa-Universität Flensburg, you can apply for admission to an advanced semester.
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.
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)
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 suffient 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:
- DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang) with the overall result DSH-2, with a minimum passing grade of 2 for all examination sections.
- TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache), with a minimum passing grade of 4 for all examination sections.
- Deutsch/German section of the Studienkolleg assessment test
- 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)
- Goethe Certificate - level C1
- 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.
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 2772
- Gebäude Helsinki
- HEL 011
- Auf dem Campus 1a
- Post code / City
- 24943 Flensburg
Once you have been provisionally admitted into the program, you will need to complete two additional steps:
- 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.
- 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.
Application requirements for the Master of Arts / Transformation Studies at Europa-Universität Flensburg are as follows:
- A university degree from a university or a university of applied sciences corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credit points and with a standard period of study of at least six semesters.
- (Note: A bachelor's degree from a university of cooperative education (Berufsakademie) is equivalent to the above-mentioned degree if, as part of the application materials, the applicant submits proof that the completed course of study at Berufsakademie is accredited.
- Proof of at least 30 acquired credit points in the field of social sciences, humanities and/or environmental sciences in a university degree program presented as qualifying the applicant for admission to the program
- Language skills in accordance with the statute on proof of foreign language skills, or those deriving from a practical activity, as defined in the EUF study qualification statutes
In cases of doubt, the admissions committee will decide on the applicant’s eligibility for admission.
Applicants who have not yet completed their bachelor's degree at the time of application or who are unable to present final proof (certificate or diploma) of having completed their bachelor’s studies will be granted provisional admission to the program. In that case, the applicant must submit proof of having obtained the bachelor’s degree to the admissions office by November 1, or her/his admission to the program will be revoked.
Applicants who neither have a German university entrance qualification nor a bachelor's degree from German-taught program at a German university are subject to the regulations regarding proof of language proficiency set forth in the qualification statutes of Europa-Universität Flensburg. Please refer to the following information for detailed information about specific language requirements.
Applicants must include proof of the required language skills (or recognition by the admissions committee) with their application documents. Applications that fail to include this will be excluded from the selection and admissions processes.
If you have any questions regarding the form admission requirements for this program (university degree requirements or language proficiency certificate requirements), please contact the program coordination  directly.
Please note the following change for Fall Semester 2021:
The language certificate for 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, with the stipulation that their admission will irrevocably expire if the required proof of language proficiency has not been submitted by that date.
Admission to the Master of Arts degree program in Transformational Studies requires proof of adequate English language proficiency.
The certificate presented as proof of English 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 enrollment is requested.
The certificate presented as proof of English language proficiency must have been issued no more 2 years prior to the start (semester start date) of the semester for which you are applying. The program accepts the following documents/minimum test scores as proof of English language proficiency:
- First (FCE): Minimum grade grade: B; minimum score: 173 points
- Advanced (CAE): Minimum score: 173 points
- Proficiency (CPE): Minimum score: 173 points
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System): band score: 6.5
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
- IBT - Internet-Based Testing: minimum score: 90 points
Per prior decision of the Admissions Committee, the following certificates are recognized equivalents of the ones listed above:
- Alternative certificate from a university or other recognized educational institution certifying English proficiency at the B2 level
- English-speaking stay abroad during undergraduate studies (minimum 1 semester)
- English-taught bachelor's degree or at least 30 ECTS of undergraduate English language courses
- Proof of registration for one of the officially recognized language certificates. The corresponding test results must then be submitted November 1
- Recogition of the validity of certificates/test scores not listed above as their equivalents will be decided on by the admissions committee during each admission round. Thus, the safest way to provide proof of language proficiency is to submit of one of the certificates mentioned under points 1-3.
- Certificates / proofs that are older than two years. This also includes English language skills proven through the high school diploma.
- Certificates or declarations that do not certify a language level
- Evidence that only demonstrates reading competency in English
- Evidence that only certifies that the holder attended a course
- Letters from applicants stating their English language proficiency without any official confirmation
- Language evidence through Oxfordenglishtesting.com (as this is a self-test and not an official certificate)
If you have any questions regarding the official admissibility of your own English language certificate, please contact the program coordinator .
Applicants who have not acquired their study qualification at a German-speaking institution are required to have German language skills that enable them to study at a university (linguistic study skills). The M.A. program in Transformation Studies accepts the following documents as proof of German language proficiency:
- DSH certificate "Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang": Level 2 (Note: The DSH examination is only accepted if the examination organization has been registered and certified by the HRK)
- TestDaF TND (Deutsch als Fremdsprache): Level 4 in all test sections
- Certificate deriving from the German language section of a Studienkolleg aptitude test
- German Language Diploma of the KMK - Second Level DSD II
- Goethe Certificate C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)
- TELC (telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule)
Certificates not listed here must be officially reviewed and accepted as valid (recognized) by the Admissions Committee.
The applicant must attach the written confirmation of the committee’s admission of the applicant’s presented language proof (informal letter or email) to her or his program application.
This degree program has restricted admissions.
Currently 33 study places are available. The following applicant selection terms and criteria 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 provision 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.
- If you cannot provide proof of a current grade point average, your application will be placed on the ranking list just below last application for which a verified grade exists.
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.