24 months
4868 USD/year
3898 USD/year
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The MA program in Contemporary Germany - Politics, Society and Culture at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem aims to promote the study of contemporary processes in German society: the role of Germany in the EU and European integration; Germany’s contribution to global economic, political, scientific and technological transformation; Germany's place in the contemporary cultural and artistic scene.

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The Center for German Studies offers an M.A. degree in Studies in Contemporary Germany: Politics, Society and Culture (a M.A. research degree as well as an M.A. diploma degree). The teaching program is affiliated to the three Faculties: Social Sciences, Law and Humanities. The teaching language is English.

This Contemporary Germany - Politics, Society and Culture at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem  is accessible to students of Israeli universities and colleges recognized by the Hebrew University who have completed a B.A. degree in one of the relevant disciplines in the faculties of the Social Sciences, Law or Humanities with a grade point average of 80 for an M.A. diploma degree or 85 for an M.A. research degree. It is possible to switch from an M.A. diploma degree to an M.A. research degree after M.A. courses of at least 20 credit points have been marked with an average grade of 85.

In addition to basic and methodological courses, obligatory to all participants, the program offers five specialization tracks over a period of two years:

  • Politics and Economy 
  • Law and International Relations 
  • Geography and Urban Studies 
  • History and Sociology 
  • Literature, Philosophy, Culture, and the Arts 

Knowledge of the German language is at this point not a pre-requisite for admission into the program for students coming from the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Law; however it is compulsory for all students in order to graduate to pass the exemption exam or the “Advanced German” exam. 

Candidates who intend to specialize in German literature and culture are required to demonstrate knowledge of German at beginners` level when registering for the MA-program. 

Programme Structure

Basic courses (8 credit points)

  • The courses have to be chosen from the list of basic courses of the teaching program, from tracks not chosen as specialization tracks.

Compulsory courses (18 credit points):

  • Colloquium for European Forum Students A  
  • Workshop and Seminar for Graduate and Research Students 
  • Methodological seminar in 1st and 2nd year  
  • 2 Simulation courses  
  • Advanced or specialized German language course or seminar  

Elective compulsory courses (12 credit points):

  • Seminar courses in two specialization tracks 
  • Seminary paper in one of the seminar courses  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

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English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelors degree from a recognized university
    • "B" average in undergraduate studies or its equivalent. These are the minimum admission requirements. Many departments are selective and require a higher grade average.
    • Additional exams may be required, such as the GRE or GMAT. 
    • Knowledge of English: All candidates are required to meet English proficiency requirements as listed in the program website. TOEFL and IELTS are recognized.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4868 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4868 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3898 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Annual tuition for all other programs – 14,042 NIS  
    • Annual tuition for Non-Israeli citizens for all other programs - 17,533 NIS 

Living costs for Jerusalem

3622 - 5916 ILS /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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