Important information about the admission process

M.A. European Studies

Applications are now being accepted for the fall semester 22_23!


January 1st - February 28th, 2022

Please find all relevant information regarding the application process below. Each tab contains detailed information.

For any remaining questions, please refer to our FAQ section:



Admission Requirements

The conditions for admission to the master’s program for European Studies with the qualification M.A are:

a) an undergraduate degree (e.g. bachelor, Magister, Diplom, Staatsexamen) from an institute of higher education in Germany or abroad, with at least three-years of study (equivalent to at least 180 Credit Points), in a field that is relevant to the Master in European Studies such as Politics, Law, Sociology, Economics, Cultural Sciences, etc. The applicant is expected to have completed that course of study as one of the best third of his or her class.

 b) proof of English language proficiency (for more information please see below).

c) Main fields of the undergraduate degree should include subjects within the areas of

    1) Research Methods &

    2) Economics

If this does not apply to you, please inquire at

German applicants who intend to change from the old academic system of Magister, Diplom, or Staatsexamen to the new Master system can apply if what they achieved during their previous studies is equivalent to a Bachelor's degree.

For more detailed Admission Requirements, please refer to §2 of the Rules and Regulations (Statutes).

Please be aware that the German version is the legally binding version, while the English one is provided for better comprehension purposes (for those who do not speak German).

Adequate proficiency in spoken and written English

Please submit one of the following proofs of English language proficiency:

a)      Native speaker

b)     Previous education fully in English (having studied in a languages programme is not sufficient)

c)      One of the following proficiency tests (TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS - original test must be sent directly from the test centre) only original tests send by the test centre:

  • TOEFL iBTTOEFL iBT –  Internet-Based Testing or Home Edition: min. score 94 points (institutional code 8512, department code 80 "Other Social Sciences"
  • IELTS Academic: min. band score: 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 
  • TOEIC (proof of all four skills):
    • Speaking: min. 180 points
    • Writing: min. 180 points
    • Listening: min. 490 points
    • Reading: min. 455 points

Please be aware that proof of spending one year or having been part of an Erasmus exchange in an English-speaking country does not exempt you from providing an official English-language proficiency test score.

How to apply?

How to apply?

  1. Fill in on your computer the application form and upload a passport photo (JPEG format) in the required field
  2. Send us the completed application form (pages 3 - 4) and an additional photo via email to
  3. Print out the completed application, sign and send it with all other required documents to the following address:

Master Programme European Studies

Europa-Universität Flensburg
International Institute of Management and Economic Education
European Studies

Auf dem Campus 1 b
TAL 120
24943 Flensburg

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept e-signatures on application forms

Deadline & Application Form

Deadline and Application Form

The deadline to apply for the Master's programme (fall semester 2022/23) is February 28th, 2022 for EU and international students.

As it might take a while for your application to arrive via regular post, the date on the postal stamp will be considered as the date of application.

Please note that already submitted applications with the old application form are still valid in this application round. However, please look at the Information for 're-application':


Please contact us only if our FAQs do not answer your questions.

Indispensable documents for a valid application

The following documents must be submitted:

1. Application form completely filled in and duly signed.

2. Certified/notarized copies of the original certificate and of the translation made by
an officially recognized translator into German or English language of the final degree
certificate of your studies (undergraduate degree).

3. Certified/notarized copies of the original certificates and of the translations made
by an officially recognized translator into German or English language of the transcripts
or other academic records that give proof of your undergraduate studies, including
credits and grades achieved in each single subject.

4. Certified/notarized copy of the original certificate and of the translation made by an
officially recognized translator into German or English language of your high-school
graduation certificate.

5. Proof of English proficiency. You may send a copy of the English language certificate
(see above) with this application but: the TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS test must be sent to us
directly from the test centre (TOEFL: institutional code 8512, department code 80 Other
Social Sciences)

6. Curriculum Vitae showing complete education from start of primary school until today
including professional experience, voluntary social and/or political activities etc

7. Motivation letter (1-1.5 pages)


The Admission form must be duly signed (original signature - no copies or digital signature) all documentation must be original or notarized copies.

Application Form



The Admission form must be duly signed (original signature - no copies or digital signature) all documentation must be original or notarized copies.

Admission & Selection


Our staff will inform you via email once your application materials have been received thereof we ask that you please be patient as the mail may take some time to arrive in our office.

Due to an overload of application processing, the admissions office is not reachable by phone, therefore all queries should be addressed by email to:

We ask for your patience in these matters as each case is dealt with individually.

E-Mail Confirmation

Applicants are informed via e-mail about the receipt of their application and missing documents (if applicable).

Numerus Clausus

Should the number of applicants exceed the number of available places, admission takes place on the basis of the grade point average (see § 2) of the Rules and Regulations on Grading and Examinations of the University of Flensburg for the European Studies Master Programme.


Those students who wish to re-apply need to consider the following:

  1. We will save your documents for the new round of applications, however, in order to reapply you need to fill  in a new application form and forward it to us until the deadline.

  2. If the language certificate you sent us will expire in the next year (they have a validity of two years), you will also need to send us an updated version.
  3. The MA programme European Studies starts exclusively in Autumn Semester, which you can only re-apply for the following academic year.

General Information on Studying in Germany

For general information about studying in Germany and the German Higher Education System please visit the websites of the following institutions:

  • German Rectors' Conference, Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK)
  • German Academic Exchange Service, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
  • Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs, Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK)
  • Accreditation Coucil, Akkreditierungsrat (AR)
  • German National Association for Students Affairs, Deutsches Studentenwerk (DSW)
  • Federal Union of International Students in Germany, Bundesverband Ausländischer Studierender (BAS)