How to apply

Nonprofit-Management and Public Governance

  • Degree
    Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Type of study
    Full-time study
  • Standard period of study
    4 semesters
  • Commencement of studies
    Winter semester (1 Oct)
  • Credits (ECTS)
  • Language of instruction
  • Department / Central Institute
    Department of Public Administration

How to apply without a German university degree

Students with a Non-German Bachelor degree apply at uni-assist e. V.. It is a certification office founded to support German universities by converting foreign grades and degrees into their German equivalents. Once your application passes the uni-assist system check, it will be transferred to our university for further processing.

Please note that uni-assist charges a processing fee according to the number of universities you want to apply to.

Please register online first and send your completed documents to the following address:

(HWR Berlin – Master programmes)
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und RechtBerlin
Berlin School of Economics and Law
c/o uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin

Uni Assist recommends that applicants apply at least six weeks before the end of the application period

  • Proof of successful completion of the first professionally qualifying university degree together with an overall average grade
  • Evidence of a minimum of three years of study at a level to which the first higher education qualification giving entitlement to exercise a profession gives admission

Anyone who is not a German citizen or who has completed a German-language degree programme must provide proof of German language skills that correspond at least to level C 1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ("CEFR C1") recommended by the Council of Europe.

English language skills are recommended, corresponding at least to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages recommended by the Council of Europe.

  • Tabular curriculum vitae
  • Copy of passport (front and back)
  • Officially certified photocopies of the original certificates with the official translations of the certificate and the document in German
  • Letter of motivation of 500-700 words
  • Proof of German language skills - Must correspond to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ("CEFR C1") recommended by the Council of Europe.

General information

Student Counselling Services

Admission and enrolment

Gabriella Fuentes
Master’s degree programmes Lichterberg Campus

Important dates and deadlines

01.05. - 30.06.

Application Period with a German Bachelor’s degree

01.05. - 30.06.

Application Period without a German Bachelor’s degree