Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of Social Sciences


The GET MA can only be started in the winter semester.
Applications have to be submitted by June 15, 2024.

Applicants who have completed their secondary education (high-school diploma, IB, Abitur, A-levels or equivalent) in Türkiye must apply to Middle East Technical University until June 7, 2024.

Application at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Applicants who have completed their secondary education (high-school diploma, IB, Abitur, A-levels or equivalent) in any other country than Türkiye must apply in Berlin.

The admission process consists of the submission of the application documents and an interview with the GET MA admissions committee (July 2, 2024). The application interviews will be conducted via video call.

Required documents:

  • Statement of purpose (maximum 2 pages, English)

Please state your motivation to apply for the GET MA program. Explain your objectives and targets, research, fields of interest, and relevant background. Indicate your honor(s), scholarship(s), publications etc.

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation

It is recommended that you request letters of recommendation from faculty members of the last institution you were enrolled in as a full-time student. Ideally, your referees will be professors who know you well from their courses you attended. Letters can be emailed directly to the GET MA office ( Please note: All letters of recommendation must be written in English.

  • Copy of High School Diploma (e.g. Abiturzeugnis, Baccalauréat, A-Levels)
  • Copies of B.A. degree or an equivalent degree in a relevant area of study (e.g. Social Science, Political Science, Sociology, European Studies, History, Public Administration, Public Policy, Law or Economics,Turcology & Oriental Studies)
  • Records of study or transcripts from all universities attended
  • Certificates attesting language proficiency in English - equivalent B2. Only the following tests are accepted by METU:

- TOEFL: 79

- METU EPE: 65

Please fill in the respective fields in the application form and include copies of relevant score reports in your application package. Should you not have your test results yet, please include a copy of the registration form that states the test date.

  • One Writing sample (maximum 10 pages, in English or German)

Submit your B.A. thesis, term paper or any writing sample from your previous studies.

Please send the application form with all the other application materials by email to: