The Deadline to apply for the Global Studies Programme 2014 is November 30th 2013, the program starts on April 1st. To apply, please download the application form and the recommendation letter:
For your application to the Master in Social Sciences “Global Studies Programme” the letter of motivation (essay) is most important. The essay should include your study intentions as well as your professionel intentions.
In addition your international experience, internships and volunteer work is important. Your certificates, as well as the CV and the recommendations are of course fundamental. The subject of your Bachelor's degree is less important, although a connection to Social Science topics should be presented.
If your have not studied social sience but your study and/or professionel intentions are related to Social Sciences and/or you have worked related to Social Sciences and Globalization you are eligible to apply for the Programme.
Your transcripts and diplomas should always be officially certified and translated into english (or german). If you are not finished with your Bachelor at the time of sending your application, please send us an official interim certificate of your university. The official diploma must be presented before enrolling at Freiburg university.
If you are not a native speaker you need to send a proof of English language competence. This can be TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge Certificate or equivalent or a B.A. degree from an english university.
You need to have at least one of the following results:
Cambridge Certificate: CAE
TOEFL: min. 100 points or equivalent
IELTS: min. 7.0 points
You should send two letters of recommendation. At least one of these letters has to be a academic reference.
For the recommendation letters, please use the template provided on the website and send it in a sealed envelope (the envelope must be signed by referee). Your referee can enclose a more detailed letter of recommendation as well.
Unfortunately we are not able to provide any scholarships at the moment.
What we can do is to provide a letter of eligibility for external scholarships like DAAD or others.
We are not able to provide any information about your application documents and the application status until the official deadline runs out.
The final decision about admission depends on the number of applications and will usually be announced in January.
For further information please see the application checklist within the application form.
If you have any further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Candidates apply by sending a proposal to the one of the professors at the institution of their choice. Before submission of the proposal, they should discuss details with that professor who will also act as the main supervisor of the dissertation. Until now, only graduates of the Master programme are eligible to enter the PhD programme.