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1st Semester Admissions

Restricted admission
Admission for Higher Semesters Not possible
Application period Here
Program Start Winter semester
Language English
Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Duration 4 Semester's

Application Deadline

The master program East European Studies begins once a year for first-year students in the winter semester. Applications are welcome from April 24 to Mai 31. Applications submitted early are very welcome!

Admission for  Higher semestersr are not possible. 

Admission requirements

For admittance to the master's program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Professionally qualifying German or equivalent foreign university bachelor’s degree in economics or statistics or other bachelor's degree with a share of at least 60 credit points (ECTS) in economic theory, mathematics, statistics, or econometrics.
  • Proof of English skills (level C1 CEFR).
  • The following documents can be accepted as proof of English language proficiency:

    1. Degree from an educational institution in an English-speaking country
    2. Degree from an educational institution in a non-English speaking country where (1) the language of instruction and/or the degree conferred are in English and (2) CEFR level C1 was required at admission (requirement must be officially confirmed by institution)
    3. Standardized language test certificates: 
      IELTS (7.0), TOEFL IBT (100); ALTE LEVEL (4); CAMBRIDGE (180 (C-A)); UNICERT III; TOEIC (Listening 490 + Reading 455)
    4. Copy of a passport from a country where the official language is English (Native speaker)
    5. Certified language tests issued by a university (not English course completion tests etc.)
  • No German language skills required.

For more information, please see the admissions regulations, currently only available in German (Zugangssatzung für den Master Economic Systems).

Application process

The application modalities for the master program depend on whether you have obtained your first professional degree (usually a bachelor degree) in Germany.

Education Nationals 

If you have obtained your first degree within Germany, apply via the online application of Freie Universität Berlin. To do so, please fill out the online application form on the application portal. All application documents must be uploaded exclusively on the portal. Further information for applications with a German university degree can be found here

Education Foreigners 

If you did not obtain your first degree in Germany, you must submit your application via the uni-assist applicant portal. Further information for the application with a foreign university degree can be found here. (Unfortunately, the processing of applications via uni-assist takes a long time. Failure to receive feedback does not mean anything! Please contact Sabine Pag if you have any questions). For more detailed information, please see

Application documents

Your application must include:

  • the completed application form for admission to the master program Economic Systems.
  • the proof of previous university degrees.
  • proof of English skills (level C1 CEFR).

The application documents must be submitted in full to Freie Universität Berlin's admission office by the application deadline.


Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

Further questions?

Our master coordinator Sabine Pag will be happy to provide you with information. Consultation hours in presence or via Webex can be arranged promptly upon request.

Questions about the application and admission process can also be answered by the Student-Services-Center of Freie Universität Berlin:

Studierenden-Service-Center (SSC)
Iltisstr. 4
14195 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0) 30 838 - 70000
Email: info-service@fu-berlin.de