Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität


Admission requirements and application

Admission requirements

 Applicants for the Master Program must have:

  • A relevant undergraduate or first degree (at least 180 ECTS credit points, e.g., Bachelor, Diploma, Master)
  • At least one year of work experience in media production and/or the social sciences or cultural studies
  • English level B2 pursuant to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)  
  • Not failed the examination to the Master’s programme “Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices” for a final time and can provide an appropriate explanation.

The following are recognised as a relevant undergraduate or first degree:

  • Bachelor in a course of study at a University with at least 180 credits (e.g. in humanities, social science, cultural science/studies, media science/studies, communication science/studies or in a different subject which is similar to these subjects).
  • Diploma, Master, Magister or an equivalent University degree with at least 180 credits.

Comparable qualifications from an international University can also be accepted.

English level B2 can be proved by

  • a certificate in English (e.g. IELTS, LCCI-Test, TELC, TOEFL, TOEIC-Test)
  • a bachelor or master program taught in English

Applicants without a certificate or a bachelor/master degree in English have the possibility to pass an English test that is offered by the WWU Weiterbildung via telephone or skype.The fee for the English test is €50. If you are interested in the English test, please send an email.


Application period for 2017 closed! We have informed students about admission to the program. Next application period for the course starting in autumn 2018 opens in January 2018!

Applicants require the following documents to apply:

  • Completed application form (available for download at the beginning of January 2018)
  • CV
  • Certified copy of your university degree (Details for official authentication)
  • Certificate in English (at least level B2)
  • Personal statement (ca. 250 words)

Please send all documents via e-mail. We recommend international students to apply as early as possible. Depending on your home country, a visa will be necessary to study in Germany. The visa application process might take several months.

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