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Ready to apply for one of our programs? Check the requirements, follow the steps and you will be on your way to joining us. Applications for all study programs can only be submitted online.

Before applying for any of the programs interested students are encouraged to consult with Prof. Diana Forker.

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The following rules apply to German citizens with a German certificate of general qualification for university entrance (= Abitur).

BA

Undergraduate students can study Caucasus Studies as a Bachelor of Arts minor (60 ECTS) in combination with any Bachelor of Arts major. There are no admission restrictions such as “numerus clausus” (NC) and no other tests needed in order to apply for the BA in Caucasus Studies. You only need a valid secondary school leaving certificate (= Abitur).

MA

At the graduate level, Caucasus Studies offer courses for the Master of Arts major. Students can choose between the full program (1-Fach-Master) with 120 ECTS or a Master with specialization in a discipline of choice (90 ECTS + 30 ECTS). Except for a university degree (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc.), language proficiency proofs in two modern languages and a letter of motivation there are no additional admission restrictions.

PhD

At the postgraduate level, PhD students of Caucasus Studies can earn the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Admission requirements include a university degree at the level of Master of Arts, language proficiency proofs in two languages (including at least one modern language), and a PhD Studies Agreement (= Promotionsvereinbarung), which includes a working plan and must be signed by the supervisor. You also need to register online through Doc-in. Applicants apply through the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Arts (= Dekanat). The Dean and/or the faculty will decide on the admission as a doctoral candidate.

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General information for international applicants can be found here. The application periods for international applicants who seek to earn a BA and or MA degree are:

  • Application period for the summer term: 15.10.–15.01.
  • Application period for the winter term: 01.05.–15.07.

For international applicants of foreign nationality and without German Abitur the following rules apply:

BA

You need a certificate of general qualification for university entrance valid for the study in Germany or you will have to take the assessment test (FSP) at the preparatory college (Studienkolleg). Your also need to pass the German Language Test for Admission to Higher Education (DSH-2) or equivalent tests.  

MA

You need a university degree (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc.), language proficiency proofs in two modern languages, a German proficiency proof at the level DSH-2 or equivalent and a letter of motivation.

PhD

At the postgraduate level, PhD students of Caucasus Studies can earn the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Admission requirements include a university degree at the level of Master of Arts, language proficiency proofs in two languages (including at least one modern language), and a PhD Studies Agreement (= Promotionsvereinbarung), which includes a working plan and must be signed by the supervisor. You also need to register online through Doc-in. Applicants apply through the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Arts (= Dekanat). The Dean and/or the faculty will decide on the admission as a doctoral candidate. Afterwards it is possible to enroll as a doctoral candidate with the Graduate Academy. The enrolment is optional. However, it does offer certain advantages such as the semester ticket for free use of transportation in and around Jena or a price reduction at the canteens or cafeterias of the university.

Starting at university is a new experience for everyone, but don't worry: we will give you the time and support you need to settle in.

Jena is a beautiful, buzzing, compact and safe city in the middle of Germany. It’s the perfect place for a fantastic student life. The Friedrich Schiller University Jena is the oldest and largest university in Thuringia and with a long history of famous researchers and intellectuals. It is the only university in central Europe that offers Caucasus Studies.

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