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  • Requirements and Application

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Application Process

Admission requirements are a degree in a programme of at least six semesters and a successful application. The degree programme is aimed at students of history, economics, sociology, or philosophy as well as natural and social sciences.

The documents of application need to include:

  • Certificate of a qualified degree and the associated final documents (transcript, transcript of records, diploma supplement or similar) or provisional final certificate showing a provisional final grade
  • Module handbook or module descriptions for the completed modules
  • Proof of language skills in English (C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Further information are found in the so-called Fächerspezifischen Bestimmungen, or Subject-specific regulations. The Subject-specific regulations (Fächerspezifische Bestimmungen or FsBs) are found on the websites of the "Information on the ISoS programme" of the Bielefeld Information System (BIS). Due to legal reasons the documents are in German.

Information on the ISoS programme (BIS)

Contact for Applications

If there are further questions about the application process that is not answered by the information listed here, please contact the program coordinator, Niels Neier (

Application Deadline

We recommend entering the programme in the winter semester. It is, however, also possible to begin in the summer semester. You can find information on dates & deadlines here.

Online Portal

The application is to be submitted via the central Online Portal of the registrar's office. 


There are no tuition fees, but obligatory dues for various services (reduced price meals, public transportation) are charged. You can find more information here.


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