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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Institut für Sozialwissenschaften


All applications to the TransAtlantic Masters (TAM) program are processed by the University of North Carolina. In order to be considered, you must submit your application by March 31, 2019. TransAtlantic Masters is open to applicants from all over the world. The entrance requirements are:

  • undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, or its international equivalent, preferably in a relevant subject area (Political Sciences, History, International Relations, European Studies, American Studies, Economics, or modern languages)

  • Students are expected to be proficient in English and at least on other language (non-native English speakers must provide a TOEFL exam; students who are interested in studying in a third language must demonstrate their respective language ability.

  • GRE General Exam


Documents to be handed in

  • TAM Program Application

  • TAM Language evaluation(s)

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Writing Sample

  • Financial Certificate (only applies to non-residents of the US)

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Official transcripts of all university/ college-level coursework

  • GRE Exam Scores

  • TOEFL (internet-based exam: 79/ paper-based exam: 550 with a minimum of 50 in each section) or IELTS: 7

  • Curriculum Vitae


Further information is available on the the TAM/UNC website.


Please note: Core courses in Berlin are taught in German. Electives are chosen from the regular course catalogue and will therefore be held in German or English. Students are expected to speak German at a level of B1.2 and/ or complete the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin online German test with at least 60 points.



For further inquiries please do not hesitate to contact us at any time:

Daniela Jahn

Dipl.- Sozialwiss. Daniela Jahn

Student and Career Services Manager

Tel.: +49 (30) 2093-66545
Fax: +49 (30) 2093-66549