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General

Applying to the EUF Master of Arts program in Culture - Language - Media Studies

To apply for the master's degree program, you must have completed (or be close to completing) your bachelor's degree. High school graduates are not eligible for the master's program.

EUF-internal applicants

If you are enrolled in an EUF bachelor's program, be sure to register on time for your first semester of master's studies. This will simplify and speed up your master's enrollment. It will also ensure your BA enrollment for the upcoming semester if you don't finish your BA as planned.

When to apply

When to apply

The following application periods apply to all subjects, whether or not there are admission restrictions.

Fall Semester

To start in the fall semester (for the 1. or 3. semester), you apply between May 15 and July 31.

Spring Semester

To start in the spring semester (for the 2. or 4. semester), you apply between  December 15 and January 31.

Application requirements

Application requirements

Special conditions for 2020/2021 due to COVID-10

In addition to the instructions listed below, please be sure to note the modifications for the current application period, which can be found under Special Regulations.

Admission requirements 

To be eligible for this program, you must possess:1.) A first degree (for example, a bachelor's degree, Magister, Diplom, Staatsexamen) corresponding to a three-year program at a German or foreign university 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 
  • Plus 60 credit points in a comparable course of study in at least one of the following specialization areas of the Culture - Language - Media MA program: Literary Studies, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Art/Visual Culture

OR

A bachelor's degree in European Cultures and Societies (EUCS) from Europa-Universität Flensburg

OR

A bachelor's degree in cultural and language mediation within the framework of the German-Danish cooperation between The University of Southern Denmark (Syddansk Universitet) and Europa-Universität Flensburg

AND2.) Proof of language proficiency in English and German. Your proficiency in one of these two languages must be at level C1 or higher of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and at the B2 level or higher in the other language. You can find an overview here (add link to bottom of page). The validity and equivalence of language certificates is decided on by the Admissions Committee If you not have a university degree and/or proof of language skills, as outlined above, you can still apply to the master's program. If you are accepted into the program, you must provide the missing documents by the start of the lecture period of your first semester of master's studies. This deadline cannot be extended.

Admission

The Admissions Committee decides which students to accept into the master's program. The committee also grants exceptions, settles cases of doubt regarding admission, and recognizes the validity of documents and certificates.The committee is composed of two faculty representatives and one from the academic staff, all of whom are appointed by the head of the MA program. Committee decisions are made with a simple majority vote. Applicants who have neither a German-language university entrance qualification nor a German-language university degree must also submit proof of sufficient knowledge of the German language (for example, a TestDaF or DSH exam certificate). Further details are set forth in the selection statutes. An excerpt (overview) can also be found at the end of this page.If you have any questions regarding admission and language requirements (including the recognition of any certificates not listed below), please contact Admissions Committee (Dr. Sibylle Machat).

Language requirements - ENGLISH

To prove your proficiency in the English language, you must submit one of the following: a diploma for an English-taught  high school, a university diploma for an English-taught degree program, or a language proficiency certificate for English. The English language certificate must not be older than two years from the test date to the start of your first semester of master's studies. We accept the following certificates or minimum scores on recognized language tests 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): a minimum band score of 7.0
  • Cambridge English:
    • Advanced (CAE): a minimum grade of "C"; a minimum score of 180 on the Cambridge English Scale
    • Proficiency (CPE): a minimum score of 180 on the Cambridge English Scale

     

B2

  • TELC: level B2
  • TOEFL iBT – Internet-Based Testing: at least 94 points
  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): a band score of 6, 5
  • Cambridge English: FCE (First Certificate in English): a "B" grade

The Admissions Committee will decide on the equivalence of documents not listed above.

Language requirements - GERMAN

To prove your proficiency in the German language, you must submit one of the following: a German-language school-leaving a diploma for a German-taught high school, a university diploma for a German-taught degree program, or a language proficiency certificate for German. The German language certificate must not be older than two years from the test date to the start of your first semester of master's studies. We accept the following certificates or minimum scores on recognized language tests as proof of German language proficiency:

C1

  • TestDaF TND: level 4 (level 4 in all sub-tests)
  • Goethe Certificate C1
  • DSH 2 (≥67%): level C1
  • DSD II: level C1
  • TELC "TELC Deutsch C1 Hochschule"
  • German Language Diploma of the KMK: second level
  • Assessment Exam certificate ("Feststellungsprüfung")
  • "Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom" and "Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom", as well as a certificate for the Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP) from the Goethe-Institute
  • A "Deutsche Sprachprüfung II" issued by the Sprachen- und Dolmetscher-Instituts München

B2

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

The Admissions Committee will decide on the equivalence of documents not listed above.

Admission restrictions

Admission restrictions

Special conditions for 2020-2021 due to COVID-19 

In addition to the instructions below, please be sure to take a look at these Special Regulations for the current application period.

This program is currently not subject to any admission restrictions. This may change with our annual calculation to determine the number of available study places. If so, we will inform you here at the start of the application phase.

If an admission restriction is imposed, please note the following:

For the merit-based selection, we will use your final grade (GPA) for the bachelor's degree.

If you do not yet hold a bachelor's degree, you will enter the selection procedure with the grade that appears your transcript at that time, or on a certificate from the Examination Office ("Prüfungsamt"). If the grade on your BA transcript changes after selection procedure has ended, it will not affect the admission decision - either positively or negatively. You can only submit your current grade record for consideration during the selection process.

Admission to an advanced semester

Admission to an advanced semester

If you want to transfer to Europa-Universität Flensburg from a master's degree program in Cultural Studies at another higher education institution, you can apply for advanced semester admission.

As a prerequisite for this, the Examination Board (Prüfungsausschuss) must recognize the validity of your exams to date and confirm your aptness for advanced semester placement.

IMPORTANT: If you want to apply for advanced semester admission, the only application requirement is that you have been confirmed as qualified for advanced semester placement.  We will notify you of this in a short ("two-line") email or postal letter. 

 How can I confirm my qualification for advanced semester placement?

First, please contact the subject advisors of your chosen degree program or subject to request official confirmation that you qualify for advanced semester placement.

See the list of contact persons here.

Application for advanced semester entry is subject to the admissions restrictions for each subject. Below is an overview of the study places available for all subjects and semesters at the start of the official application process. You can use this information to help estimate your chances of admission to a specific subject of study.

Overview of available study places (PDF)

The selection process

The selection process

In open-admission degreeprograms, any applicant who meets the admission requirements and submits a correct application by the deadline is granted admission.

In degree programs with selective admissions, a selection procedure takes place immediately after the application deadline has passed. Only applications that have been correctly submitted within application period are considered during the selection process.

Allocation of study places:

After certain preliminary quotas have been met, 20% of the remaining available study places are initially allocated in accordance the waiting period for each applicant. This period is calculated starting on the day when the applicant successfully completed the BA program or degree program that was recognized as valid for the purposes of this application.

The remaining study places are allocated within the framework of the university selection procedure. Further details are regulated under § 5.3 of the university selection statutes.

Provisional admission

If you cannot provide provide proof of your qualifying university degree by the application deadline, you may still be granted provisional admission. In that case, you must provide proof that you successfully completed the degree program noted on your application (eg, your BA degree) and/or proof of your language proficiency, by November 1.  You can find more information in the menu above under the "Provisional admission" tab.

How to apply

How to apply

Europa-Universität Flensburg has a two-step application process.

Step 1: In the online application portal, enter your personal data and then print out the completed form.

Step 2: Gather the required applications documents listed on the program fact sheet, and then submit them (in person or by postal mail) to the Admissions Office of Europa-Universität Flensburg.

Notes

To apply for master's studies at Europa-Universität, you do not need to have successfully earned or submit proof of your BA degree by the application deadline. You can still apply if you expect to obtain your BA degree in the semester when your master's program application. In that case, only the application documents and legal status (contents) of the admissions letter will differ.

If your application documents prove that you have fully completed your BA studies, you will receive a definitive and binding notice of admission if you meet the formal admission requirements. If your application documents show that you have not yet completed your BA studies,  you will be granted provisional and conditional admission if you meet the formal admission requirements.

You can enroll with only provisional admittance, but you must provide the Europa-Universität Flensburg Admissions Office with unsolicited proof that you have successfully completed the bachelor's degree program by November 1, AT  LATEST. This proof can be your degree certificate or diploma, or an official informal confirmation issued by the responsible examination office.

IMPORTANT: If you do not present this proof that you hold a university degree and/or proof of your language skills, your admission will expire at the end of the first day of the lecture period in your first semester of master's study, and your enrollment must be cancelled. This deadline cannot be extended.

Provisional admission

Provisional admission

If you have been provisionally accepted into the program, you must complete the following two steps:

  1.  You must submit your enrollment documents listed in your admissions letter to the Student Registrar's Office by the stated deadline. Your acceptance of our admissions offer and the offered study place are confirmed when we receive these documents.
  2. You must submit proof of your BA degree to the Admissions Office of Europa-Universität Flensburg by November 1. Your admissions letter will give you the exact date.

IMPORTANT: You alone are responsible for ensuring that the relevant departments receive the required documents on time.  It must be pointed out in no uncertain terms that documents received late or incomplete will result in the irrevocable loss of your study place and the immediate withdrawal of your enrollment.

Keep this in mind - especially when scheduling your final exams and BA thesis, including the subsequent assessment period.

Application documents

Application documents

The documents you must submit with your the printed application form are listed in the information sheet for your chosen degree program. Please be sure to submit these by the application deadline.

Please pay particular attention to the fact that, regarding the form and scope of the documents to be submitted, it makes a difference whether you have already completed the BA or are just about to complete it, or whether you are an internal applicant (graduate of Europa-Universität Flensburg ) or are applying from another university.

The documents listed in the information sheet must be received in full by the EUF Admissions Office by the application deadline. You may not submit the required documents AFTER theapplication deadline has passed.

Second degree

Second degree

Who applies for a second degree?

If you have successfully completed a Bachelor's, Master's, Diplom, Magister or Staatsexamen degree program at a German higher education institution at the time of application, and if your chosen degree program has selective admissions (currently only for  General Science and Social Studies), you must apply for a second degree.

EXCEPTION: If you hold a bachelor's degree and this is your first application to a master's program, you are not a second degree applicant.

In degree programs with selective admissions, applicants are not selected on the basis of their Abitur grade and waiting period, but rather on the basis of:

 

  • Their overall grade (GPA) for the bachelor's degree
  • How they justify their choice of a second degree program

These two criteria are used to define a measurement figure, which is the deciding factor for admission if the number of applicants exceeds the study place capacity. Of the study places available in the selected study program, a maximum of 3% will be allocated to second degree applicants.

How to apply for a second degree

If you are applying for a second degree, you take part in the usual online application process. In the online portal, you must answer "yes" to the question of whether the chosen study program is a second study program. This will generate a reference to the "Application for admission to a second degree program" (available below as a downloadable file and as a link in the online form). You must submit this application for admission to a second degree program together with your other application documents. However, you should only use this application is you are applying for admission to a degree program with selective admission.

Application for a second degree (PDF)

Foreign applicants

Foreign applicants

If you are a foreign applicant, you must also complete the online application process to be eligible for a study place.
For application purposes, "foreigners" are all applicants who are not citizens of a member state of the European Union.

All applicants who do not have a German-language university entrance qualification or a German-language university degree must provide proof of language proficiency in English and German. For this, you must prove that you haveC1-level proficiency in one of these two languages, and B2-level proficiency in the other.  See the overview at the bottom of this page.

When applying, you must submit certified (notarized) copies of your university diploma or degree certificate (for example, the BA diploma) and certified German or English translations of these documents.

If you are a foreign applicant, please submit your documents as early as possible. Ideally, try tosubmit copies of your certificates plus German or English translations of them to the Admissions Office for verification before the official application start date.

If the documents cannot be verified, they must be sent by the Admissions Office of the Central Office in Bonn. Verification there can take several months. Nevertheless, you must provide us with the result of this verification by the application deadline, at latest, to be eligible for the selection procedure.

Language requirements  - GERMAN

Language requirements - ENGLISH

Language requirements - ENGLISH

To prove your proficiency in the English language, you must submit one of the following: a diploma for an English-taught  high school, a university diploma for an English-taught degree program, or a language proficiency certificate for English. The English language certificate must not be older than two years from the test date to the start of your first semester of master's studies. We accept the following certificates or minimum scores on recognized language tests 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): a minimum band score of 7.0
  • Cambridge English:
    • Advanced (CAE): a minimum grade of "C"; a minimum score of 180 on the Cambridge English Scale
    • Proficiency (CPE): a minimum score of 180 on the Cambridge English Scale

     

B2

  • TELC: level B2
  • TOEFL iBT – Internet-Based Testing: at least 94 points
  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): a band score of 6, 5
  • Cambridge English: FCE (First Certificate in English): a "B" grade

The Admissions Committee will decide on the equivalence of documents not listed above.

Language requirements - GERMAN

To prove your proficiency in the German language, you must submit one of the following: a German-language school-leaving a diploma for a German-taught high school, a university diploma for a German-taught degree program, or a language proficiency certificate for German. The German language certificate must not be older than two years from the test date to the start of your first semester of master's studies. We accept the following certificates or minimum scores on recognized language tests as proof of German language proficiency:

C1

  • TestDaF TND: level 4 (level 4 in all sub-tests)
  • Goethe Certificate C1
  • DSH 2 (≥67%): level C1
  • DSD II: level C1
  • TELC "TELC Deutsch C1 Hochschule"
  • German Language Diploma of the KMK: second level
  • Assessment Exam certificate ("Feststellungsprüfung")
  • "Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom" and "Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom", as well as a certificate for the Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP) from the Goethe-Institute
  • A "Deutsche Sprachprüfung II" issued by the Sprachen- und Dolmetscher-Instituts München

B2

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

The Admissions Committee will decide on the equivalence of documents not listed above.

Online application process

Online application process

You must complete the online application in order to take part in the selection process for ALL degree programs at Europa-Universität Flensburg. This applies to both open-admission degree programs and selective-admission ones, well as to advanced semester admissions and second degree studies.

The online application process allows you to directly enter all the required data into the application system online using any Internet connection, without filling out extensive application documents. All you need is a printer to print out the application form at the end of the process. But you can also save your completed form onto any medium as PDF file, and print it out at a later date. We strongly advise you to save the PDF file before printing it out.

Data entry is only the first step in the application process. On the application form to be printed out, you will find a link to some information sheets. These sheets list all of the documents that you must send or submit in person to the Admissions Office by the application deadline, together with your application form. With your copy of the completed application form, you will also receive information about the next steps in the process. Your access data for the application portal are especiallyimportant here, as you will be informed about the status of your application exclusively through the application portal. In the application portal you can see whether your application has arrived and whether it is complete or is missing some documents.

When applying, please note that you can only submit missing documents up to the application deadline. For this reason, you should send in the documents as early as possible. Admission decisions are not communicated via the portal. You will be notified about the admission or rejection of your application by email to the address specified by you when you filled out the online application. This address cannot be changed during the current procedure. When filling out the online form, therefore, please enter a mail address to which you will have access until the admissions procedure has ended.