Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of Social Sciences


The exact and valid application conditions are available on the TAM website at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

All applications to the Transatlantic Masters (TAM) program are processed by the University of North Carolina. TAM is open to applicants from all over the world.

Entrance Requirements

  • undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, or its international equivalent, preferably in a relevant subject area (e.g. 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 or IELTS exam; students who are interested in studying in a third language must demonstrate their respective language ability.

  • GRE General Test scores are required for all applicants, except applicants who have been educated outside the US for both high school (e.g. German Abitur) and college or applicants who have studied UNC-CH EURO majors. 

Necessary application documents

  • TAM Program Application

  • TAM Language evaluation(s)

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Writing Sample

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Official transcripts of all university/college-level coursework (Transcript of Records)

  • GRE Test scores are required for all applicants except applicants who have been educated outside the US for both high school (e.g. German Abitur) and college or who have studied UNC-CH EURO majors

  • TOEFL (79 with a minimum of 50 in each section) or IELTS (7)

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Financial Certificate (only applies to non-residents of the US and must be submitted only after being offered admission)

Language Policy at Humboldt-Universität

At Humboldt-Universität it is possible to study in German (TAM-German track) as well as in English (TAM-English track). Students have the largest range of options if they can study in both languages. Half of the compulsory classes are taught in English and the other half are offered in German. In consultation with the program directors, it is possible to replace compulsory courses with courses of comparable content in the chosen language from the regular course offerings. In agreement with the teachers, assignments can generally be submitted in German or English, regardless of the course language.