The application period for the 2020/21 Winter Semester ended on June 30. The application period for the 2021/21 Winter Semester will open from mid-April 2021.
Please refrain from enquiries about the status of your application. Notifications of acceptance or refusal can be expected by mid-July at the earliest.
Although the MA Global History is a joint program by Freie Unversität Berlin and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin the formal application process is handled solely by Freie Universität. All applications must therefore be sent to the Freie Universität's Department for Application and Admittance (applicants holding a degree from a German university) or be submitted via Uni-assist (all other applicants). For information on the application process for international students, click here.
Although the online application system Uni-assist gives international students the option to upload motivational letters (personal statements), work samples, recommendation letters, and CVs, such documents are not required in the application for our MA program. Moreover, such documents will not be considered.
Applications that are sent by post or via email to the Freie Universität's Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut will not be considered.
If you require a visa to enter Germany, we recommend applying as soon as possible. The visa process can be very long and to avoid not being able to start the program on time, we advise applying for a prospective student visa, for which you do not need to wait for a letter of acceptance. You can find more information on the DAAD website. We are not able to support you through the visa process, but advise you to speak to the German embassy/consulate in your country.Please note the following: Unfortunately, we cannot answer any enquiries regarding the formal application process via Freie Universität and/or Uni-assist (e.g. necessary documents, certification etc.), as applications are handled by a different department. In these matters, please contact the FU’s admission office (firstname.lastname@example.org).