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Information regarding application

The program begins only once a year, always in the winter semester. The application period is published on the FU's central website.

Candidates applying with a German university degree: Information about the procedure, the portal and the documents to be submitted can be found on the central pages of Freie Universität Berlin.

Candidates applying with a foreign university degree: Information about the procedure, the portal and the documents to be submitted can be found on the central pages of Freie Universität Berlin. The Freie Universität Berlin only accepts applications that are submitted via the online application portal uni-assist.

The FU's central pages list all the information regarding the required documents.

Additional information regarding the Master's program in Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies: Sufficient knowledge of Spanish (at least B2 according to the GER) or Portuguese (at least B2-GER) need to be demonstrated as part of the application.

The FU's central pages list all the information regarding the required documents.

Additional information regarding the Master's program in Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies: Sufficient knowledge of Spanish (at least B2 according to the GER) or Portuguese (at least B2-GER) need to be demonstrated as part of the application. Furthermore, applicants holding a foreign Bachelor's degree need to demonstrate knowledge of German at a minimum level of B2-GER.

One of the entry requirements for this Master's program is a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a German university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, with at least 60 credit points (LP / ECTS) completed in one of the following subjects:

  • Pre-Colombian Studies
  • Brazilian Studies
  • History
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Political Science
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Political Economy/ Economics
  • Literary Studies or
  • Cultural Studies.

If you have any questions regarding the Master's program you are welcome to contact the LAI Student Support for non-binding counseling.

If you hold a German degree, you have to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of Spanish or Portuguese language proficiency at least at the B2 GER level. The proof nust explicitly state the level you are at and must be submitted along with the rest of application documents.

If you completed a degree in a different country than Germany, the university entrance qualification might as well count as the certification of your Portuguese or Spanish skills, if it was completed in a Spanish or Portuguese speaking university. Additionally, you have to demonstrate your language proficiency in German. A proof of German proficiency at the B2 GER level must also be submitted with the application.

The Addmission's Office makes a decision regarding the the applicant’s aptitude based on the documentation submitted. In addition to the formal application conditions (degree, language skills, etc.), other criteria, including relevant activities and skills (resume) in connection with the program, are considered, which also includes experiences abroad.

No, they can also be submitted in English.

No. In case of aplications with a foreign degree the note translation will be carried out by uni-assist. 

It is possible to study the master "Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies" part-time. Here you can find the necessary information as well as the application form for a part-time study. Please note that a part-time status might have influence on benefits that you get outside of university, as for example BaFög, health insurance, social security, taxes, permit of residency, etc.

Aditionally, according to Article 3 (5) of the examination and main regulations of Freie Universität Berlin from 08.22.2013, “a temporally variable course of study in order to allow students the possibility of e.g. course-related employment or attending to family obligations even without formal part-time status” is feasible.