• Leipzig University
  • Saxony, Germany

Application to Leipzig University

Students with a Bachelor from Germany apply online each year between the 1st and the 31st of May using the campus management system AlmaWeb at Leipzig University.

Students with a Bachelor from any other country than Germany apply online each year between the 1st of April and the 31st of May using the University Application Service for International Students uni-assist.

A Bachelor degree with at least 180 ECTS in media and/or communication studies or a very closely related subject.
A TOEFL of 100 (IBT), if the applicant is not a native English speaker.

German C1
Non-native German speaker:
Proof of German language skills on level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Languages (CEFR).

Depending on the country where applicants obtained their Bachelor degrees the application is either done via AlmaWeb (Germany) or uni-assist (any other country). With the Application to Participation the following documents are to be handed in:

Personal data sheet
Bachelor Certificate
Certificate of the Bachelor degree including the Transcript of Records and Diploma Supplement
An exposé (proposal) for a possible scientific research work that fits the topics of the master's program (max. 3 pages)
Working Certificate(s)
Any existing evidence of course-specific vocational training, (voluntary) internships or similar activities related to the intended course of study
TOEFL Certificate
Valid TOEFL-certificate of at least 100 points (iBT)
German Certificate
Non-native German speaker:
Proof of German language skills on level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Languages. If the applicant gets accepted proof of C1 needs to be shown for matriculation. Accepted German certificates are listed on the website of Leipzig University;

The selection procedure is done by ranking based on these four criteria:

1) the GPA of the Bachelor – 25 %
2) the exposé – 25 %
3) previous knowledge and practical experience – 25 %
4) interview – 25 %

A maximum of 100 points can be reached for each criterium. If applicants get at least 50 points each for criteria 1, 2, and 3 then they will be invited to a personal interview (criterium 4).

A spot in the Master's program will be offered to the five best applicants. If a spot is not taken by one of these applicants the spot will be offered to the next applicant following in the ranking.

Most questions regarding the entry criteria, the application process, the exposé, etc. are answered in the FAQ on the official website of the Institute of Communication and Media Studies of Leipzig University.

If you do not find an answer to your question there feel free to contact the Leipzig student advisor.

  • Ohio University
  • Ohio, USA

Application to Ohio University

Students from Ohio University must first be admitted into E.W. Scripps School’s master’s program.

They will then apply separately for the double master’s degree program at the beginning of their studies, to be enrolled as degree-seeking students at both Ohio University, which serves as their “home university,” and Leipzig University, as the partner institution.

Please visit the Admissions Office's website and the Scripps School's website for further information on the application to the master’s program in journalism at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.