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Qualify for a position in an international setting or related with the EU, communicate effectively with people from other cultures, study in an intercultural group in German and English language. For German and international applicants with a first degree in social sciences, politics, law, philologies or similar subjects.

The international Master's degree programme in Intercultural Communication and European Studies (ICEUS for short) has been offered since the winter semester 1999/2000 and has already produced around 400 successful graduates at Hochschule Fulda - University of Applied Sciences

In the introductory phase, ICEUS was supported by the DAAD's International Programmes and the European Commission's Jean Monnet Project.

What career opportunities do I have after graduation?

As an ICEUS graduate, you possess communication skills that transcend linguistic and cultural borders and therefore command an expertise across various areas. This high level of skills is accompanied by a profound understanding of organisational structures and the backgrounds, shaping and perspectives of European integration. Given the enlargement of Europe, European integration offers you new and interesting professional challenges.

After completing the final examination, you will be awarded the title of Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication and European Studies. You will be qualified to take on a wide range of positions in supranational organisations or national organisations with a strong international, primarily European focus. Potential employers include NGOs, professional associations, public bodies, public administration etc.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intercultural Communication
  • European Studies
  • Organisation and Internationalisation
  • Integrated Study

For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • proof of a successfully completed university degree in the social sciences, cultural studies, humanities or law within the area of application of the Higher Education Framework Act or from a university abroad that is deemed to be equivalent
  • proof that you have good knowledge of German and English (with standardised tests such as DSH, TestDaF, TOEFL, IELTS)
  • a letter of application in German or English explaining your reasons for choosing the degree Programme and outlining your professional ambitions (no longer than two pages).

For more information please visit the program website.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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  • There is a semester fee of around €300. 

Living costs for Fulda

  • 650 - 800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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