How to apply

International Security Management

  • Degree
    Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Type of study
    Full-time study
  • Standard period of study
    4 semesters
  • Commencement of studies
    Summer semester (1 Apr)
  • Credits (ECTS)
  • Language of instruction
  • Department / Central Institute
    Department of Police and Security Management

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

  • University degree (min. 180 ECTS)
  • English language skills: Level B2
  • Letter of motivation (in English)
  • Curriculum Vitae (in English)

Your English level has to be minimum level advanced B2 CEFR (Common European Framework of References) or above. The required minimum score of the accepted English certificates are listed below.
We accept certificates of up to two years old. 

  • TOEFL iBT – 87 points
  • IELTS – 6.0 points
  • TOEIC – 800 points          
  • Cambridge – FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC Vantage
  • Telc- telc B2-Certificate
  • UNIcert – Unicert II

Please note: We do not accept A-level /school leaving certificates or DAAD language certificates as English proficiency tests.
Please, note that your qualification will be checked only upon application, not beforehand.

Please note, that due to Covid-19 most language certificates, such as IELTS or TOEFL and others offer so called “home editions”, which are certified tests, only online.

To complete your application, please include:

  • University degree (e.g. Bachelor)
  • Proof of the number of ECTS credits earned in the first professional university degree in total as well as per subject, insofar as ECTS credits were awarded in the corresponding course of study.
  • Proof of security-related modules complete in previous course of study including course descriptions.
  • Proof of English proficiency (at least advanced B2 level).
  • Motivation letter (in English, not more than one page)
  • Curriculum Vitae (in English)
  • university entrance qualification / school-leaving certificate e.g. high school diploma, matura, international baccalaureate (certified copy not required)
  • copy of passport and residence permit, if applicable

General information

Student Counselling Services

Admission and enrolment

Gabriella Fuentes
Registration and Enrolment Services

(Appointments by telephone only)

Nonprofit-Management und Public Governance (Fachbereich 3)

Immobilien- und Vollstreckungsrecht (Fachbereich 4)

International Security Management (Fachbereich 5)

Important dates and deadlines

01.10. - 15.12.

Application period with and without a German university degree