Application for the English Master's Program in Politics & Technology

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Find out more about the admission requirements, the aptitude assessment and the application for the new English Master's program Politics & Technology.


Essay for the application process

For the application process, please write an essay on the following topic:

In an essay of 2000 words, identify what you consider to be an important political, technological, or societal issue that deserves greater academic research attention.
Why do you consider this issue important to research?
Is there another issue to which it can be compared?
To what extent does this issue require inter-disciplinary insights to be explained, and how would you propose the issue be researched?
Finally, in your eyes, what makes the Bavarian School of Public Policy the right place to study this question?


For inquiries about course offerings, please contact Ms. Jurik (tel.: +49 (0)89 907793 - 074, e-mail:

Admission requirements

The following requirements must be met for admission to the Master’s program at the Bavarian School of Public Policy:

  • A bachelor's or higher degree is required. Students from different disciplinary backgrounds (political science, social sciences or engineering/natural sciences) are welcome to apply but some social science or political science training will be helpful.
  • As the language of instruction is English, students must demonstrate English language proficiency.
  • A successful admission to the program is based on a competitive selection process.

Find out more about the admission requirements here.


The first interviews are expected to take place in August 2019. You will get an e-mail invitation
at least 1 week in advance.


Applications must be submitted via the Technical University of Munich's application portal, TUMonline.

Applications for winter term 2019/2020 will be accepted from April 01 through May 31, 2019 (cut-off date, no postmark). The topic of the essay will be posted on our website on April 1, 2019.

The application portal for the Master's program in Politics & Technology is not active outside this period.

Please read our tips on how to successfully complete the online application process.

We ask international applicants to check whether they need a preliminary documentation (VPD) by uni-assist before applying to TUM. Please find detailed information on the preliminary documentation requirement here.