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

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Admission requirements

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

  • a qualified bachelor's degree taking at least 6 semesters to complete, acquired at a domestic or foreign university, or at least an equivalent degree in a political science or comparable social science program, or in an engineering or natural science program (if you have any questions as to whether a particular social science program may be considered comparable with the study of political science, please contact our student advisor before you apply),
  • A successful admission to the program is based on the aptitude assessment process.

Find out more about the admission requirements here.

English language proficiency may no longer (since 2018) be proven by school grades (e.g. in the Abitur).


The aptitude assessment is a two-stage selection process.

In the first stage an evaluation is carried out based on the following criteria

  •  Average grade of the first study
  • Professional (pre-)qualification: the following subject groups are included in the evaluation

       "Political Science Fundamentals / Concentration Area" (30 ECTS)

       "Engineering/natural science element of studies" (30 ECTS)
       "Fundamentals of Economics and Law" (12 ECTS)
       "Mathematical-statistical basics" (12 ECTS)
       "Key competence" (6 ECTS)
       "Practice Project" (18 ECTS)

You upload your application documents in the online application. If you believe that you may have acquired relevant competences for the intended degree program in additional studies to your previous studies, please upload official proof of this (e.g. another transcript) together with the transcript of your previous studies. Once you have submitted the online application, you may no longer exchange or add to any documents.

  •   an essay of 2,000 words written in English on a political science and technology topic, the topic of the essay will be posted on our website on April 1.
  •   a letter of motivation in English.
  •   up to 30 ECTS may be required from individual applicants, if necessary, in order to catch up on certain modules.

The applicants who achieve 64 points or more in the first level will be admitted. The remaining applicants have to go to the second stage of the aptitude procedure.

During the second stage of the aptitude procedure, applicants will be invited to a selection interview. The date for the interview will be announced by the Commission per e-mail at least one week in advance.

Detailed information on the aptitude procedure can be found in the Examination and study regulations document for the Master's Program Politics & Technology.

The interviews are expected to take place in August and September 2023. 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 2023/2024 starts on April 1 and ends on May 31, 2023.

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

Information on how to apply for a Master's program step by step can be found here and under Online Application at TUM you will find a new TUMonline tutorial on YouTube.

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.