Call for Applications 2021-2022 and How to Apply
Call for Applications
The Institute of Political Science at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (FSU) in Germany and the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla-Academy” (NaUKMA) in Ukraine, in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), welcomes applications for the Joint Master’s Degree Programme in Political Science with a Specialisation on German and European Studies.
About the Programme
For the academic year 2021/2022, the Joint Master’s Programme in Political Science with a Specialisation on German and European Studies is calling for the 16th time for applications from students in their 4th year of university studies or older.
For the best students, the two-year full-time social science programme includes a fully financed five-month study and research visit to the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Thuringia, Germany.
Successful students will receive two internationally recognised Master’s degree from NaUKMA and Jena University. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) financially supports the programme.
About fifty percent of the teaching in the two-year master’s programme is held in German, other classes require English and Ukrainian knowledge. Participants will receive a comprehensive overview of the political systems of Germany and the European Union as well as about the economic and legal affairs of contemporary Germany and the EU.
Who can apply?
All Ukrainian holders of a bachelor’s degree or higher may apply. Applicants should have intermediate or advanced knowledge of both German (A2 or higher) and English (B2 or higher). Your German and English skills may be further polished up by special language classes and TestDaF preparation (German test for universities) in the first year of your studies, before the mobility to Jena. Strong interest in contemporary German and European affairs is an asset. We also encourage non-Ukrainian and post-graduate (already holding an MA degree) applicants to apply for our programme and participate, if successful, on a contractual basis.
How to apply?
Applicants must pass through the regular enrolment procedure at NaUKMA which includes an entrance examination (English, Ukrainian, two Political Science exams).
For more information https://vstup.ukma.edu.ua/golovna/pravyla-pryjomu-naukma-v-2019-rotsi/.
To enter our programme, you do not need any language German certificate in the beginning. You may have learned German at a private language institute, at school, abroad during a study trip or at any other place. After passing regular application procedure, there will be a qualitative interview with our MA programme staff to test language and subject-related knowledge.
After a successful application, NaUKMA will decide on possible awards for study scholarships for outstanding applicants. Applicants, who do not receive a study scholarship, can also enter our program on a contractual basis.
Details and Contact:
For more information, alumni activities, research projects, consult www.des-kyiv.org
PD Dr. Angelos Giannakopoulos
DAAD-Professor at NaUKMA, DES-Programme
Infograph Study Curriculum: http://des-kyiv.org/study_program/
HOW TO APPLY
Six application steps have to be taken into account for the application:
- 11 May – June 03 June, 2021
Online Registration for language entrance exam (English OR German) (online). You have to sign up for the test here: http://testportal.gov.ua/yevi-inozemna-yefvv-pravo/
- 30 June, 2021
Unified language exam (offline)
- 15 – 23 July, 2021
Registration for written exam in Political Science (online)
- 26 – 28 July, 2021
Written Exam for all candidates in topics of Political Sciences. (offline)
You can find information and sample tasks at https://vstup.ukma.edu.ua/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Programa-Politologiya_2020.pdf
Invitation for a personal interview with DES stuff
- 2-7 August, 2021
Submission of documents for budgetary placements (offline) and their award by 12.08.2021
- 2-13 August, 2021
Submission of documents for contractual placements (offline) and their award by 16.08.2021
At the end (mostly on the day of the written exam in topics of Political Sciences) there is a personal interview with DES stuff, but here we are testing German language skills (the way your CV sounds shouldn‘t be a problem for you:) and if you’ve been a little busy with the program.
For the content preparation of the examination in political science we recommend the following sources:
- NaUKMA entry exam Political Sciences 2020 – Questions and Topics:
- EU Politics and Affairs / EU Publications Office – Institutions, Politics and Policies explained: https://op.europa.eu/en/web/general-publications/eu-at-a-glance
- German Politics/”Deutschlandkunde” – Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung – Politiklexikon: https://www.bpb.de/nachschlagen/lexikapolitiklexikon/