The following documents must be submitted:
- University entrance qualification (usually Abitur or comparable qualification entitling the holder to study at a university)
- Bachelor's degree certificate or transcript of records with at least 80% of recorded achievements (144 credit points for a degree program with 180 CP, 192 credit points for a degree program with 240 CP) with a list of previous study and examination achievements and an officially reported average grade
The bachelor grade or the average grade of the transcript is included in the overall grade with 60%.
- If applicable, list of sociological achievements if Sociology was not originally studied in the bachelor's degree with a minimum of 60 CP. Please use this form for this purpose.
- Letter of motivation with max. 700 words
Please present the following aspects convincingly in form and content:
- personal and professional interest in the Master's program and its individual areas of specialization
- personal goals associated with the Master's program
The letter of motivation will be evaluated by the selection committee and 20% will be included in the overall grade.
Aspects that will be taken into account in the evaluation of the CV:
- previous professional or practical experience,
- honorary commitment,
- study-relevant stays abroad,
- awards and publications, insofar as they can provide particular information about the suitability for the Master's program.
The curriculum vitae must be submitted in tabular form.
The curriculum vitae will be evaluated by the selection committee and 20% will be included in the overall grade.
- Proof of English language skills
English language skills can be proven by:
- Abitur certificate (a German Abitur certificate is sufficient as proof, comparable certificates from abroad will be examined individually).
- Proof of a UNIcert level II certificate,
- Proof of an internet-based TOEFL test iBT, score of at least 72,
- Proof of an IELTS test, score of at least 5.0,
- Proof of a TOEIC test, score of at least 400 (listening) + score of at least 385 (reading)
- Cambridge Certificate, First Certificate in English (FCE) or
- other proof recognized as equivalent by the examination board (if you are unsure whether your proof is considered comparable, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
- If applicable, proof of German language skills (for applicants who do not have a German Abitur and did not complete their Bachelor's degree in Germany, you must successfully complete and provide proof of the DSH-2 exam. More info at the following link).
The admission requirement for this program is a completed bachelor's degree in Sociology or a related or comparable course of study.
Related or comparable courses of study are those in which sociology coursework and examinations (especially sociological basics and subfields as well as methods) amounting to at least 60 credit points (CP) according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) have been acquired.
Students who have originally studied Sociology in their major or minor subject in the Bachelor's program with a minimum of 60 credit points can apply in any case and fulfill the content-related requirements.
Students who have not studied Sociology to the extent of at least 60 credit points in their bachelor's degree will be examined individually by the selection committee. In this case, the selection committee decides on the comparability of the achievements. All students who have not originally studied Sociology as a major or minor subject with at least 60 CP must submit the following form. Here you have the opportunity to state yourself which achievements you consider to be sociology-related and comparable.
If you are unsure whether your achievements from the Bachelor's program qualify you for the Master's program, you can obtain a non-binding assessment at email@example.com.
Applications for the summer semester are only possible for the higher semester. Applications for the first semester are only possible for the winter semester.
Please note that the course of studies in the higher semester is admission restricted, i.e. an admission is only possible if there is a place available in the corresponding semester. This information is only available after completion of the re-registration for the study program!!!
The application for a higher semester is not done via uni-assist for the summer semester, but directly via the department. You can send the application directly as one pdf document to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15.01.
Please include the following documents with your application:
- University entrance qualification (usually Abitur or comparable
qualification entitling the holder to study at a university)
- Bachelor's degree certificate and transcript of records (applications for higher semesters are only possible with a fully completed Bachelor's degree!)
- Proof of already completed matching MA achievements on a Transcript of Records or comparable official documents. (without suitable MA achievements, no application to the higher semester is possible).
- If applicable, list of sociological achievements with the following form, if Sociology was not originally studied in the bachelor's degree with a minimum of 60 CP.
- Letter of motivation according to the above criteria.
- CV according to the above criteria.
- Proof of English language skills according to the above criteria.
- If applicable, proof of German language skills according to the above criteria.
Please note that you cannot submit application documents later. The date of receipt by e-mail is decisive. All documents submitted after 15.01. can generally no longer be considered. Exception: Proof of MA performance may be submitted subsequently until 28.02.
Dipl.-Soz. Alexander Simon
Student counselling for B.A. programs in Political Science and
Sociology / Student counselling for M.A. programs / M.A. admission /
B.A./M.A. internship counselling
PEG Room 2.G 133
Open consultation hours:
Tuesday 11a.m - 1p.m.
Thursday 11a.m. - 1 p.m.
In lecture free time only on Tuesdays
Open telephone consultation hours:
Wednesday 11a.m - 1p.m.
or by individual arrangement
60323 Frankfurt am Main