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Application Master International Relations (MIB)

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Prerequisites and deadlines


Do you meet the following requirements? Then we look forward to receiving your application!

  • A professional university degree of at least six semesters in a program in the fields of politics, society, history, economics or languages with a minimum overall grade of 2.5 (“good”) or law with a minimum overall grade of “satisfactory”.
  • Proof of English language skills at least on level B2 and German language skills at least on level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. German language skills are proven either by secondary school graduation certificate, the first degree, a Goethe certificate or by other qualifying proof. Proof of English language skills can be given by a secondary school graduation certificate, a relevant first degree or by successful participation in the TOEFL examination (with a minimum overall score of 78 credits) or any other qualifying proof.


The application deadline is July 1 of each year. However, we recommend that you submit your documents earlier.

Another important note for applicants from non-EU countries: If you have not been selected through the DAAD, we strongly recommend that you submit your application prompty after May 1. This will enable you to apply for a visa and plan your travel in time in case of admission to the aptitude testing procedure.

Aptitude testing procedure

Step 1

The application to the MIB takes place exclusively via the corresponding the KU portal. One click and you're off...

We recommend that you include a current e-mail address on your application documents. This allows for quick communication in case of queries and in case you are invited to the selection interview.

Step 2

After the selection committee has checked the suitability of the applicants, particularly suitable candidates are invited to a selection interview. In this interview, you will be tested on your knowledge of the relevant contents of the program, in particular international organizations (European Union, United Nations), political systems (systems of state and government) as well as contemporary history (Cold War). The duration of the interview is a maximum of 25 minutes and the date of the interview will be announced at least one week in advance. The result of the interview is either "passed" or "failed". Applicants will be informed about the result by the KU Student Office.