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Faculty of Humanities and Theology

Enrolment

Many thanks for your interest in MaREPol. Here you can find all the information about the application process. Depending on your nationality and the country in which you received your undergraduate degree, you need to apply either at the Registration Office (Studierendensekretariat) or at the International Office of the TU Dortmund University. You can begin your studies in the winter or summer term. Click here for more details on the start, end, and other semester dates.

To apply successfully, please read the information below carefully.

 

Prerequisites

The prerequisites for admission to MaREPol are as follows:

1) A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in humanities, cultural sciences, social sciences, economics, natural sciences, and/or engineering, which has provided significant knowledge in a philosophical, political science, or a theological subject;

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2) The overall grade achieved in the Bachelor's degree should be at least "good" (Grade: 2.5) or better. (If your undergraduate degree was given in a different grading system, your grade will be converted by Uni-Assist when you apply.)

3) All courses are taught in English. Therefore, applicants must provide proof of the language level B2 (or better) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. If your mother tongue is not English, language skills can be proven as follows:

  • Proof of English language skills in a German high school diploma.
  • Submission of an internationally recognized language certificate (TOEFL, IELTS or comparable)
  • Visit of an English-speaking school for at least one year.
  • Obtaining a degree in an English program.

4) You will need to submit an Examination Task (for download, see below).

 

Application for Summer Term

There are different application procedures depending on where you received your undergraduate degree.

If you have obtained a bachelor’s degree outside Germany, you can follow the application procedure here (International Office).

If you have obtained a bachelor’s degree in Germany, you can follow the application procedure here (Studierendensekretariat). 

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In addition to the other enrollment documents (e.g., transcripts, proof of English language proficiency), you must submit the following documents:

Please make sure that you submit all required documents. Incomplete applications or applications submitted after a given deadline cannot be considered in the selection process. All deadlines refer to the CET time zone.

Please note: Unfortunately, due to a technical error, not all required documents are requested when applying through the Student Registrations Office (Studierendensekretariat). Please upload the examination task and the self-disclosure under 'Transcripts of Records'.

 

Application Deadline for Summer Term

Non EU/EEA Nationals: The application period starts in the middle of November (exact dates can be found here) and ends on January 15. We encourage you to apply as early as possible. The sooner you receive an acceptance letter, the better you can plan your study abroad program.

EU/European Economic Area (EEA) citizenship: Enrolment in the Master's program in 'Religion, Ethics, and Politics' is usually possible until May 15. Please note that this deadline applies to the enrolment but not to the submission of your application. The latter is still subject to an elaborate formal procedure, including the subsequent submission of documents, etc. In order to begin your studies on April 1, we recommend that you apply as early as possible.

 

Application for Winter Term

If you have obtained a bachelor’s degree outside Germany, you can follow the application procedure here (International Office).

If you have obtained a bachelor’s degree in Germany, you can follow the application procedure here (Studierendensekretariat).

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Application Deadline for Winter Term

Non EU/EEA Nationals: The application period starts on February 12 and ends on July 15. We encourage you to apply as early as possible. The sooner you receive an acceptance letter, the better you can plan your study abroad program.

EU/European Economic Area (EEA) citizenship: Enrolment in the Master's program in 'Religion, Ethics, and Politics' also starts on February 12 and is usually possible until November 15. Please note that this deadline applies to the enrolment but not to the submission of your application. The latter is still subject to an elaborate formal procedure, including the subsequent submission of documents, etc. In order to begin your studies on October 1, we recommend that you apply as early as possible.

In addition to your enrolment documents, you also need to submit the following documents:

Please make sure that you submit all required documents. Incomplete applications or applications submitted after a given deadline cannot be considered in the selection process. All deadlines refer to the CET time zone.

 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

We want to highlight that a fair application process is very important to us. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are key elements and core values of TU Dortmund University and our Faculty of Humanities and Theology.  All applicants and students are treated fairly and equally in the areas of gender, gender reassignment, ethnicity, socio-economic and/ or marital status, age, race, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, and religion or belief.


We wish you all the best with your application and hope to welcome you soon.

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Contact

Don't hesitate to get in touch with Prof. Dr. Matthias Kortmann or Magdalena Franz if you have any questions regarding your studies.

You are always welcome during office hours. We also offer virtual office hours upon request.