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Humboldt University Berlin


Research Training Program in Social Science

Subjects: Research Training Program in Social Science,Research Training,Social Science

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
2 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
290 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

The MA RTP is a one-year program designed for research-focused students aiming to pursue a PhD in Germany. It is offered by the Department of Social Sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Over two semesters, the program delves into theory, contemporary research methods, and debates within social and political sciences. Students can choose courses that align with their academic goals and receive intensive supervision and counseling to develop their individual profiles. The program also helps students adapt to academic life in Germany and provides access to language classes.

Program Information

Study Location Berlin
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 2 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 290 EUR
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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Language Requirements

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IELTS No information
Cambridge (CAE) No information
TOEFL IBT No information

Certification of Proficiency in English at level B2; equivalent: IELTS: 5,0 or TOEFL IBT: 87; PBT: 560 or Cambridge First Certificate FEC: B-C or UNIcert II-Certificate: 3,0 or DAAD Certificate: C

Qualification Requirements

Applications from international graduates are especially welcome. Applicants must have earned 240 ECTS through a bachelor AND an additional year of studies in another program (master or bachelor). It nos NOT possible to apply with one bachelor's degree only, even if it is worth 240 ECTS. Further requirements are (please also consider the FAQ section): A minimum of 20 ECTS in social and/or political science theory A minimum of 10 ECTS in empirical social science research methods Certification of Proficiency in German: level A1 (Certifications must proof successful examination of the language course. Certifications of attendance do not suffice!) Please add a CV and a letter of motivation that includes information on your research interests (max. 2 pages) to your application package.

Application Process

Acceptance Interview No
Acceptance local admission restrictions Restricted
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