You can apply to begin the program in either for the winter semester (application deadline July 15) or the summer semester (deadline January 15). Applications must be submitted online at Leibniz Universität’s central registration office website:

Please note that the German academic calendar is out of sync with the U.S. and British academic calendars. Students who wish to begin the M.A. program in the winter semester but need an acceptance decision by April are encouraged to apply for admission for the summer semester (deadline January 15) and defer the beginning of their studies for one semester.   

To be considered for admission you must have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Your application must include the following: 

  • A cover letter including a statement of purpose, in which you explain why you would like to join the program. 

  • A CV (including the list of courses that you have taken as an undergraduate). 

  • A copy of your undergraduate transcript. If your transcript is neither in German nor in English, please send a separate document (in English) explaining the meaning of your grades. 

  • Proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL or equivalent), if your first language is neither English nor German. 

Further information, including a copy of the admission and examination regulations, can be found on the Institute of Philosophy’s website.