Intercultural Communication and European Studies M.A.Fulda University of Applied Sciences
Intercultural Communication and European Studies M.A.
Qualify for a position in an international setting or related with the EU, communicate effectively with people from other cultures, study in an intercultural group in German and English language. For German and international applicants with a first degree in social sciences, politics, law, philologies or similar subjects.
The international Master's degree programme in Intercultural Communication and European Studies (ICEUS for short) has been offered since the winter semester 1999/2000 and has already produced around 400 successful graduates.
- Proof of a successfully completed university degree in the social sciences, cultural studies, humanities or law within the area of application of the Higher Education Framework Act or from a university abroad that is deemed to be equivalent.
- Proof that you have good knowledge of German and English (with standardised tests, e.g. DSH, TestDaF, TOEFL, IELTS).
- Letter of application in German or English explaining your reasons for choosing the programme and outlining your professional ambitions (no longer than two pages).
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Intercultural Communication: Communication, Culture, Media
- Globalisation and International Organisations
- European Studies: History and Present of European Society Development
- Social Sciences Methodology
- Intercultural Communication: Fields of Action
- Globalisation and International Organisations
- European Studies: European Policy Fields
- Internship and Experience Analysis
- Advanced Studies: Intercultural Communication and European Studies. Research, Development, Challenges
- Cross Studies Internship and Experience Analysis
- Master’s Thesis
- Thesis Seminar and Colloquium
Scholarships & funding
If you need help to fund your studies at Fulda University, there are a number of options to choose from. For more information, please check the university website.
The programme duration is four semesters - always starting in the winter semester.
The first two semesters are regular study semesters. Excursions to Bad Liebenzell and Strasbourg in the first semester and to Brussels in the second semester are core parts of the European Studies modules.
Between the second and third semester (during the lecture-free period), you complete a work placement (internship) of at least 10 weeks. In the third semester you will pursue more in-depth studies.
The Master's thesis is written in the fourth semester. You do not necessarily have to remain in Fulda during this period. However, the thesis defence must be held in Fulda.
The languages of instruction in this degree programme are German and English.
There's no getting around it - money is an important issue for students these days. The first piece of good news for students at Fulda University is that there are usually no tuition fees at universities in Germany! Thanks to generous subsidies and support from the state, students from Germany and international students alike have access to higher education at a very low cost.
There is, however, a semester fee of around €300. This fee helps to cover the cost of student services and student government and pays for your Semester Ticket, which entitles you to free public transport in Fulda and the federal state of Hesse.
After you have passed the final examination, you will be awarded the title of Master of Arts (M.A.). The Master's degree in this study programme qualifies you to take on positions in the higher civil service.
After completing the final examination, you will be awarded the title of Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication and European Studies. You will be qualified to take on a wide range of positions in supranational organisations or national organisations with a strong international, primarily European focus. Potential employers also include NGOs, professional associations, companies, public bodies, public administration etc.
As an ICEUS graduate, you possess communication skills that transcend linguistic and cultural borders and therefore command an expertise across various areas. This high level of skills is accompanied by a profound understanding of organisational structures and the backgrounds, shaping and perspectives of European integration. Given the enlargement of Europe, European integration offers you new and interesting professional challenges.
About this institute
Fulda University of Applied Sciences
Fulda University of Applied Sciences is a practice-oriented university with an international profile that offers both traditional study programs, such as Business Administration, Applied Computer Science and Electrical Engineering as well as innovative degrees such as Renewable Energy, E-Health, Nutrition,...
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- Thriving international community
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- Historic city with a central location in Germany and Europe
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