Are you interested in the culture and history of Central and Eastern Europe? You already have good knowledge of the German language and would like to improve your intercultural skills? You are aiming for a career in international institutions, politics, publishing, the educational sector, scientific research or in journalism?

The two-year master’s program in Eastern European Cultural Studies trains students to become experts in the history and culture of Central and Eastern Europe.

The course is interdisciplinary and combines Slavic literature, culture and media studies with Central and Eastern European history and politics as well as Jewish cultural studies. Our unique profile conveys a transcultural perspective of the Central and Eastern Europe. Students gain specialized knowledge about the entangled Russian, Polish, German, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Jewish regional culture and history.

The advantages of studying Eastern European Cultural Studies:

  • The interdisciplinary course of study allows for a broad specialisation, creating a solid foundation for your career path in many professional fields.
  • You can obtain a double degree when choosing an international track in cooperation with the University of Warsaw or the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.
  • There is no charge of tuition fees.
  • You can spend parts of your studies abroad at partner universities in Poland, Russia or Israel also choosing the home track. We support you in finding a scholarship for your semester abroad.
  • You will learn how to put your skills and acquired knowledge into practice by conducting an independent research project during the course of your studies.
  • You will acquire and consolidate your language skills in German, Russian, Polish and/or Yiddish.
  • You will study at our splendid and lively campus at Park Sanssouci in Potsdam near Berlin.
  • Students receive a semester ticket that enables them to use public transportation free of charge throughout Berlin and Brandenburg.

Interested students can apply with a bachelor’s degree or a comparable university degree. A successful application must include proofs of your knowledge of German at level B 2, knowledge of English at level B1 and knowledge of Polish or Russian at level B1.

Submit your application for the upcoming fall semester 2021 until August 15th, 2021.

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