Application Procedure

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Key information


Master of Arts (M.A.)


4 semesters

Application period

April 15 – May 31

Program start

Winter semester


German, English (about 25%)

Restricted Admissions (Numerus Clausus)

In order to ensure the best education possible, higher education institutions need adequate capacities (faculty and staff, space, financial resources). Like other higher education institutions in the region that regularly receive large numbers of applications, Freie Universität Berlin has implemented Admission Limits (Numerus Clausus) for all master's programs including Media and Political Communication.

Application Procedure

Prospective foreign students with a non-German higher education entrance qualification must meet different admission requirements. Freie Universität Berlin offers a bi-lingual online information system for prospective students about Studying at Freie Universität. This homepage provides information regarding admission restrictions, application submission, language requirements, deadlines, and enrollment procedures.

Application via Uni-Assist

Prospective international students with international higher education entrance qualifications who would like to apply for a program at Freie Universität Berlin need to send their applications to the University Application Service for International Students (uni-assist), which reviews whether applications meet the formal requirements. Freie Universität Berlin decides whether to admit the student. A fee for the preliminary application review is charged by uni-assist.

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