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Admission Requirements and Application


The postgraduate certificate program Roads to Democracies – Digital is open in the academic year 2021/22. The teaching language and language of instruction is English. The application is open until the maximum number of applicants has been admitted to the program or until 14 days before the respective postgraduate certificate program starts (see time table, published here in September).

Applications must be sent to roads-digital@uni-siegen.de


Admission Requirements

An above-average Bachelor's or Master's degree or equivalent in history, political science, sociology, international relations or international law, economics, humanities, social sciences, philosophy, education or a related filed of study with a 'good' final grade (equates to a minimum of 2,7 GPA or grade B)
  An above-average Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in another field of study with a ‘good’ final grade (equates to a minimum of 2,7 GPA or grade B) AND relevant professional practice of at least ten months in relation to the content of the certificates. 
A firm grasp of English is necessary to engage with this program.  A student must have the equivalent to C1 of the CEFR and be able to provide documentation that testifies to their level of English (e.g. IELTS: min. 7, TOEFL: min. 95, Cambridge certificates: Cambridge Certificate CAE min. B, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English min. C). There are some cases where a student can be exempted from the certificate requirement. For example, if the student is a native English speaker or obtained a BA or MA from a university where the language of instruction was English.


Application Requirements

All documents listed here must be in PDF format:

  1. A Curriculum Vitae written in English.
  2. Certified copies of Bachelor’s and / or Master’s university certificates, university diplomas, and the transcript of records and certified translations in English, if applicable.
  3. The certification of the student’s English language proficiency (Not necessary if the student’s Bachelor’s or Master’s degree was conducted in English).
  4. The submission of a short letter of motivation (750 to 1000 words) in English that describes the student’s professional and academic qualifications and their motivation for the study program, expressing academic and professional goals.


Previous internships, vocational training certificates, and social commitments can also be considered. They should be sent with the rest of the application.