Admission for Graduates with a German University Degree
The requirement for admission to the Master’s program in History & Economics is a university degree with a final grade of 2.5 ("gut") or better in the Bachelor's programs Economics, Europäische Geschichte, or Philosophy & Economics from the University of Bayreuth, or a comparable degree. If you do not fulfill the requirement you can still apply to study with us but you may have to go through an additional interview process.
A Bachelor's degree in Economics or History from a university in the Federal Republic of Germany with a final grade of 2.5 or better is recognized as a comparable degree, but admission may be subject to conditions. Applicants whose degree is not in economics or history but closely related (e.g., political sciences, ethnology, or statistics major with a minor in economics) can also be admitted subject to conditions. Typical such conditions are that particular modules from the Bachelor's program at the University of Bayreuth are successfully completed within one year. Whether the criteria for acceptance into the Master's program are met or not will be reviewed by an Admission Committee on an individual basis prior to the enrollment process.
Admission for Graduates without a German University Degree
A Bachelor's degree in Economics or History from a foreign university will be recognized if we reckon that the implied chances of succeeding in the demanding Master program are at least as high as those of a student with a Bachelor´s degree in Economics, History or Philosophy & Economics from the University of Bayreuth with a final grade of "gut" (2.5 or better in the German grading system). This necessitates that the completed curriculum is sufficiently similar and the obtained grades are sufficiently good. Whether the criteria for acceptance into the M.A. program are met or not will be reviewed by an Admission Committee on an individual basis prior to the enrollment process.
Important: The admission to the MA History & Economics is closed for 2019. We received 324 applications. Invitations for admission interviews will be send out until August 12th. Because of the large number of applications and due to holiday season in Germany, the distribution of the final notifications will take some time.
For admission (both graduates with and without a German University Degree), we require the following documents:
- Personal Information Sheet (download here)
- Your CV
- Bachelorzeugnis or Diploma Supplement / Transcript of Records
Note: If you do not have a B.A. degree in Economics, Europäische Geschichte, or Philosophy & Economics from the University of Bayreuth we need a full transcript of records to judge whether your degree is comparable and whether conditions for admission apply. If you do not yet have your final degree at the time of application you must present a transcript of records with at least 150 ECTS. You can use your university´s transcript of records or download a template here.
- Motivation Letter: up to two pages (download a template here)
- Proof of English language skills: Test results proving CEFR Level B2 – e.g., IELTS Band of at least 5.5 or TOEFL iBT of at least 72 (total)
Note: Certificate/proof may be handed in at a later time but must be presented before the 3rd semester! If you have obtained a university degree in an English-language program in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, UK, or USA no further proof is necessary.
- For applicants from China, Mongolia, and Vietnam only: "APS" Certificate. Please attach a copy to the pdf-file and send the original to:
Application Student Incoming
Please send all documents as a single PDF file which is attached to an e-mail with subject line "Application - MA History & Economics" to the following e-mail address: email@example.com
We have a rolling admission procedure. However, please allow some time for us to review your application. Depending on your documents, you will either be able to enroll immediately (subject to further conditions if your degree is not fully comparable) or you will be informed about the further selection procedure.
For Non-EU students, an official Letter of Admission will be issued as soon as possible and sent to your address of residence. This can be used in order to apply for a visa. Originals of the submitted documents must be presented upon enrollment.
If you have any further questions regarding your application, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Data Protection Policy for the Application Procedure
With your signature on the personal information sheet you agree that the personal data you provide will be collected, saved and processed for application purposes based on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), article 6, paragraph 1 2016/679. The only data saved are those strictly necessary for the procession and evaluation of your application. Your personal information will not be passed on to third parties. In case of an acceptance into the programme, the data will be saved until the completion of your studies. In case of a rejection, the data will be deleted after one month (deadline for opposition to the decision).
For any information about the data saved or in case you disagree with the processing and saving of your personal data, please contact the data protection officer of University Bayreuth, Thomas Frahnert, Tel. 0049921/55-5335. Furthermore you are entitled to the rights guaranteed by article 12-21 EU-GDPR.
You have the right to file complaints regarding the collection, saving and processing of your data with the responsible supervisory authority, the state data protection officer of Bavaria: Prof. Dr. Thomas Petri, Postfach 22 12 19, 80502 München; Tel. 004989 212672-0, E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org.