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Application and Admission

About 20 students will be admitted to the programme “Ethics, Economics, Law and Politics“ (EELP) each winter semester. You can submit your application online at the central application portal: Application

The application deadline for the winter semester is July 15th each year. Late admission will not be considered.

You can hand in missing certificates until September 15th each year (without engagement - please check at central application portal). Foreign candidates from non-EU countries have to hand in all documents until July 15th each year.


After the online application you have to hand in the following:

  • Bachelor-Diploma or higher (see ‘admission’)
  • Transcript of Records with an explanation of grades and credit points
  • Application essay (see ‘admission’)
  • Language certificates: English (accepted: TOEFL paper-based test 550/TOEFL computer-based test 230/TOEFL internet-based test 88, CPE (grades A - C), CAE (grades A - C), IELTS (bands 9 - 6), Unicert II)




For the admission a first degree (university or college of higher education; for example Bachelor Degree, licentiate degree, state examination) in philosophy, economics, law or social science is required. If the Bachelor programme consisted of two subjects, 65 ECTS must have been acquired in one of the relevant subjects of the EELP programme. An admission without certificated diploma is possible to avoid long waiting periods, if all examinations are already completed. A language certificate ist required (see above).

The admission essay should have a length of 4-5 pages. The essay is supposed to show that you can independently discuss one of the focus topics of the program (globalization and justice, market and morality, administration and responsibility, or welfare and human dignity). The essay serves to determine whether you have a special aptitude for the EELP program. Special attention is paid to whether you are able to develop your own problem in one of the focus topics of the program, whether you can take into account and connect normative and analytic-descriptive aspects, whether you are able to structure your own essay in an easily accessible format and to articulate the essay in a both generally comprehensible and academically adequate language, and whether generally accepted academic standards are observed. There are no fixed guidelines concerning the structure and format of the admission essay.


The admission to the programme is restricted. The grade for the numerus clausus is calculated as follows: grade of the acquired diploma: 51 %; grade of an essay about one of the main topics of the programme (5 pages), that demonstrates the special qualification of the applicant: 49 %.


You can find further information at the central application portal.