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1. Questions & Answers about the program

Do I need to have studied one of the six disciplines (Economics, Humanities,History, Law, Politics, Sociology)?

Prefererably you have, but you are welcome to apply with any other major and to specify your interest in pursuing East European Studies. 

Can I receive credit for any kind of earlier studies in the same field?

No, credits earned within other programs cannot be recognized. The only exception are credits earned within our exchange program with the Aleksanteri Institute Helsinki.

Is the program accredited?

Yes, the program was accredited by the German Council on Accreditation in November 2005. This accreditation is still valid.

Is East European Studies a full-fledged master program?

Yes. East European Studies is a blended-learning program with high standards. The degree is as recognized as any other degree offered by Freie Universität Berlin. In 2006, East European Studies was recognized as one of the Top 10 Master Degree Courses made in Germany.

How many ECTS credits does the program come with?

The master program East European Studies is a two-year program providing 120 credits according to ECTS standards.

When will be the next chance for participating in the program?

The program starts every year in October. Check our website for calls for applications. Applications are welcome via our online application tool by March 31 each year. Late applications might be possible. Ask us!