Elite Graduate Program for East European Studies

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Application documents

Applications can be submitted every year from 1 April to 15 June at the online portal: https://www.efv.verwaltung.uni-muenchen.de/oes. The portal will be available on 1 April

Please note that only documents in German, English and French are accepted. Documents in other languages need to be send in in their original language and additionally in certified translation. Information about certified translations are found on the website of International Office of LMU München.

The following documents and certificates are required when applying for the Elite Graduate Program for East European Studies:

  • The completed application form (currently not available)
  • Tabular CV (with photograph where possible)
  • A covering letter, explaining in detail why you would like to study this subject and presenting reasons for your choice of courses (in German; one page maximum).
  • German university entrance qualification, e.g. Abitur certificate (copy of the original; if the original is not in German, then also with a certified translation into German)
  • Application for a Master’s degree in East European Studies: Certificate of first university degree with transcript of records and diploma supplement (if available), e.g. Bachelor’s degree (copy of the original; if the original is not in German, then also with a certified translation into German)
  • Proof of a basic knowledge of at least one national East European language (simple copy of a certificate) – if you are an East European applicant, we also accept a school leaving certificate or university certificate in the respective East European language as proof
  • International applicants: proof of high level of proficiency in German (e.g. DSH certificate or TestDaF; certified copy; see formal requirements). No exceptions are made to the above!
  • All applicants: Proof of a good level of proficiency in English
  • Any documents certifying vocational training, voluntary internships, participation in competitions or similar which are relevant to the degree program, or activities which are related in any way to the intended course of study (simple copies).