Please know that there is no time limit to complete the application, however, you need to complete it in one go, on account that there is no ‘save’ option to interrupt and resume at a later date. Once you have completed the online application form and have uploaded the attachments and send it on to us, you will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application.


Documents


Please be sure to have gathered all supporting documents or files and have them ready to be uploaded. Here you may find a checklist which documents or files are required during the application process. For a tabular CV please use the Europass CV.
Please also make sure that

  • the volume for each document or file does not exceed 1.8 MB;
  • your documents and files match one the following format
    • .doc,
    • .docx,
    • .pdf,
    • .jpeg;
  • your files or documents that are neither in English or German are accompanied by an official translation into either one of these languages;
    you have named the documents and files according to this pattern:

SURNAME, first name, type of document, 2015-16.

Examples:

    • SMITH, Jane, CV, 2015-16
    • SMITH, John, tertiary education, 2015-16

Incomplete Set of Documents


If, at the time of the application deadline, you cannot provide a complete set of documents, please communicate this and the reasons therefore, as well as give information on when you expect to be able to provide the missing documents, e. g. test date for TOEFL or expected date of graduation.
In such cases, the Admissions and Examinations Committee may admit you under the condition that you provide the missing documents before the start of the academic year.
All admission conditions have to be met before the start of the academic year, i. e. before 1 October 2015. In case you fail to provide the necessary documents, your conditional admission to the programme is void and you are not allowed to participate.

Dates


We will ask you for several specific dates, e. g. your birthday, the day you started school/university or the day you left university/school. Please make sure that you have these dates at the ready.
The date representation that is used in our online application is YYYY-MM-DD.
Examples:

  • The deadline for applications is 2015-03-15.
  • The academic year 2015/2016 starts on 2015-10-01.

Language Proficiency

  • Self-assessment

We will ask you to indicate your language proficiency using the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CFER). Please prepare yourself to be able to do so. Here is the official self-assessment grid by the Council of Europe on the CFER.

  • Standardised Language Tests

We accept the following standardised language tests (they shall not date back more than three years):

  • English proficiency
    • TOEFL with a minimum result of 79 (iBT), 213 (CBT) or 550 (PBT)
    • IELTS with a minimum result of 6.5
    • the Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE) with a grade of ‘C’ as a minimum in all parts
    • the Cambridge in Advanced English (CAE) with a grade of ‘C’ as a minimum in all parts
  • Germany proficiency
    • Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz – Zweite Stufe;
    • Zeugnis der Deutschen Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber (DSH) der Ebene DSH-2
    • Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache für ausländische Studienbewerber (TestDaF) mit dem Gesamtergebnis TDN 15, wobei drei Teilprüfungen mindestens mit Niveau 4 bestanden sein müssen;
    • Zeugnis der Prüfung zur Feststellung der Eignung ausländischer Studienbewerber für die Aufnahme eines Studiums an Hochschulen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Feststellungsprüfung);
    • Nachweise deutscher Sprachkenntnisse, die durch bilaterale Abkommen oder sonstige von der Kultusministerkonferenz und Hochschulrektorenkonferenz getroffene Vereinbarungen als für die Aufnahme eines Hochschulstudiums hinreichender Nachweis anerkannt wurden;
    • ‘Großes’ oder ‘Kleines’ Deutsches Sprachdiplom des Goethe-Instituts;
    • ‘Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung’ (ZOP) des Goethe-Instituts;
    • Deutsche Sprachprüfung II des Sprachen- und Dolmetscher-Instituts München.

Choice of Field of Specialisation


We will ask you to indicate your first, second, and third choice of field of specialisation. Please make sure to have a look at the curricula of the elective fields to find out about the four possible choices:

  • The EU as a Political Actor
  • External Relations of the EU
  • Companies as Economic Actors
  • Law of the EU

More information is available in our curriculum.

Letter of Motivation


We will ask you to give details on your motivation to take up studies in our Master Programme. For this you have 4,000 characters (including spaces) to be directly entered into the online application form.

Phone Numbers


We will ask you to share your phone, mobile and, if you have one, facsimile number. Please indicate the international dialling code as well and use the following way of representation:

Example:

+49 (0)12 34 56 78 – 9

Referees


We will ask you to provide the names and the professional email addresses of two professors or other individuals who are familiar with your academic and professional development. Please have their information at the ready.

Confirmations


We will ask you to confirm that you have duly taken note of the

  • Declaration of Consent to the Collection, Storage and Use of Personal Data,
  • Declaration on Tuition Fees and Social Contributions,
  • Examination Regulations.

Please make sure to have a look at them. You can also find them ready for download here:

Support

For technical support, please email studies[at]europa-kolleg-hamburg[dot]de.