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International Relations: Politics and History
international course, full time
Bachelor of Arts
Standard period of study (amount)
Overview and admission
Winter Semester only
Area of studyInternational Relations
The problems and threats facing the world today are complex. Navigating the international political arena and creating sustainable solutions require both a nuanced and multi-faceted approach. Thus, the International Relations: Politics and History (IRPH) program teaches students concepts and methods from a number of fields, including political science, history, law, and philosophy. The overall aim is twofold: first, to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills required to explore the historical emergence of, and remedies for, pressing global ills. And, second, to prepare our students so they can succeed either on the job market or in graduate school. Upon graduating, about 60% of our students enter prestigious graduate schools, such as Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics (LSE), Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and Sciences Po. About 40% of our graduates opt for the job market and secure positions in traditional international relations fields, public policy, or development work as well as in the business sector, consulting, and in many other areas. The success of our students attests to the excellence of the IRPH program, which is also confirmed by the program’s outstanding rankings from the Centre for Higher Education (CHE).
- Application form (Common Application Form) - Table of the schools and universities attended to date) – Essay - 1 letter of recommendation from the school - Abitur or international equivalent and school certificates from the past 2-3 years - SAT/ACT test if applicable (not necessary if the applicant has a higher education entrance qualification for Germany (school leaving certificate giving right of entry to higher education (Abitur)) - English language test, e.g. TOEFL
- 01.09.2021 - 30.05.2022
- 01.02.2023 - 31.05.2023
The annual undergraduate tuition for Bachelor’s programmes is EUR 20,000. A single bedroom, a shared bathroom for two students, standard utility costs and internet, plus three meals a day are set at EUR 6,750 per academic year for the 2022 intake. Academic achievement scholarships, tuition deferral and financial aid are available.
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