Application - Academic year of 2024-2026

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Application Procedure

Thank you for your interest in our program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). 

Visa candidates should note for their time of application that processing a required student visa application at the German authorities and embassies usually takes three months or longer.

Please see the information on the application process here.


Important note: There is still the possibility to apply for the the last remaining spots for the winter semester 2024/25!

Who can apply?
- Applicants who already have a current residence permit for Germany,
- Applicants who do not require a visa (European Citizens), or
- Applicants who can arrange their visa upon arrival (see below)

Please send your complete application latest by June 30, 2024.



The application for the Master's program consists of two steps:

First step:

Please fill out the online application form below. 

Second step:

Please submit the requested  documents as one single pdf-file and in the requested order via e-mail to:  swhr(at)

Please check 'Before Your Studies' for further details on which documents to hand in.


Applicants with the following nationalities do not need a visa to enter Germany and/or, if necessary, can process the student visa permit upon arrival:

EU: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

Non-EU: Andorra, Australia, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, Honduras, Israel, Japan, South Korea, San Marino, Switzerland, USA, New Zealand, UK (inform yourself about the current situation after Brexit)

Citizens of Andorra, Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras, Monaco and San Marino do not need an entry visa, if they do not intend to take up gainful employment prior to and after studying. However all non-EU students should check if you need a blocked bank account!

Please check the website of the German Embassy in your country for current visa information.

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Information to be Completed by All Applicants


Current address
Contact details
Emergency Contact Information
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Academic Qualifications

Do NOT include high school or secondary school education.

Please state your attended Colleges and Universities starting with the most recent one:
Professional Training Courses
Stays in Another Cultural Setting
Language Proficiency
The language of instruction is English. All students must demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in the English language
Important Note: If your test result is older than two (2) years, you will be requested to submit additional proof of your language proficiency if you are shortlisted as a candidate!
Rate your fluency using the following scale: Native / High / Medium / Basic
Awards and Honors
Employment and Related Experience
List your jobs beginning with the most recent. Include permanent fulltime work, voluntary positions, internships, military- or social service and relevant summer- or part-time-work.
German Language Courses

Please indicate if you would like to participate in a cost free German language course starting in mid-October.*

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Additional Information

Do you have a contact in Germany who might support you?*

Please indicate if you need a visa for Germany or not?*

All Applicants

I certify that all the information and statements (including any parts submitted electronically) are correct and complete. I understand theat any misrepresentation of this information or any omission therefrom may result in the cancelation of my admission or registration status. I also certify that the name shown above is my full legal name.