Admission requirements are as follows:
Proof of Language Skills
In the degree programme ICEUS classes are taught in German and in English. Therefore good knowledge of both German and English is necessary. The academic regulations contain an exact definition of the required proof of proficiency in both languages. The following overview will help you understand the academic regulations. The Academic Regulations text applies in cases of doubt. If you find that your own particular situation is not reflected in the following overview, please get in touch with the program co-ordinator (Ilka Gersemann).
ICEUS candidates usually find themselves in one of these three situations:
Situation 1: You have graduated in German from a German institution of higher education.
Situation 2: You have graduated from a foreign institution of higher education in a language other than German or English.
Situation 3: You have graduated in English or German from a foreign institution of higher education.
An explanation of the required proof of language skills for each of the three situations is as follows:
You have graduated in German from a German institution of higher education.
You have to certify very good knowledge of English: a TOEFL iBT score of at least 79.*
You have graduated from a foreign institution of higher education in a language other than German or English.
- You have to certify very good knowledge of one of the two languages and good knowledge of the other language.
- Very good knowledge of English and good knowledge of German:
TOEFL iBT score of at least 79 and TestDaF level 3 in all sections of the examination *
- Very good knowledge of German and good knowledge of English:
TestDaF level 4 in all sections of the examination and TOEFL iBT score of at least 61.*
You have graduated in English or German from a foreign institution of higher education.
- If you have studied in German or English, this may be accepted as proof of your language skills in the respective language.
- If English is your native language, you must provide the TestDaF level 4 in all sections of the examination or DSH-2.
* In exceptional cases, equivalent tests may be accepted.
The application deadline for winter semester 2016/2017 is the 15th of July in 2016 for candidates from Germany and other EU member states.
For candidates from outside the EU the application deadline is the 15th of May in 2016.
The programme starts in October 2016.
For questions on the application procedure, please contact the programme co-ordinator:
Hochschule Fulda - University of Applied Sciences
Department for Social and Cultural Studies
Master's Programme ICEUS
Leipziger Str. 123
Please send us your application via the online application portals:
German and EU applicants (application portal opens on the 15th of April; application deadline: 15th of July):
International students (application portal opens in March; application deadline: 15th of May):
In order to apply, you need the following documents:
*In case you can't provide your degree certificate by July 15, please hand in a transcript of records / list of modules you have completed including a preliminary average grade, issued by the registrar's office of your home university.
The application deadline is July 15, but we appreciate early applications in order to speed up the procedures after mid July.
Any questions concerning your language qualification? Please contact Ilka Gersemann.