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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of Social Sciences

Program Costs & Funding

GeT MA – the German Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences – is an interdisciplinary two-year program and offers academic teaching in a large variety of topics in the field of social sciences such as modernization and democratization, Europeanization and migration. Students deepen their empirical knowledge of political processes using Germany, Turkey and other regions of Europe as examples: "Our aim is to do research together rather than about each other."

Program Costs

GeT MA is a fee based program. Tuition fees for the two-year academic program amount to €2.500 per semester and need to be paid at METU. Students have to cover costs of living.

The collected fees are entirely used to cover the costs for the GeT MA program.

The use of tuition fees is as follows:

Teaching 50%
Staff 25%
Equipment 15%
Travel Expenses 5%

Additionally enrolment fees of around 315 € have to be paid in the third and fourth semester at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. This amount includes service fees (around 115 €) as well as a  seasonal student ticket for public transport (Semesterticket) in and around Berlin for six months (around 200 €).


GeT MA provides a certain number of DAAD-scholarships for non-German students and a limited number of tuition fee reductions to qualified students from all nationalities.

For the new GeT MA cohort 2019-2021 starting this September we can offer eight DAAD-scholarships for the first year (12 months) of the GeT MA program in Ankara. The scholarships are funded by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.


Scholarship holder


Applicants interested in these scholarships should state their need in their statement of purpose in the application form.

The distribution of scholarships will be decided during the admissions process. Applicants will be notified when being made an offer for the program.

Additionally, students with a permanent address in Germany and a secure and long-term residence permit status can apply for federal financial support abroad (Auslandsförderung, BAFöG). A part from living costs BAFöG also offers financial support for travelling costs and tuition fees up to 4600€ for one year.

Furthermore there is a variety of foundations that provide financial support to students, the most famous ones being those affiliated with German political parties. Moreover, there are several funding options offered by corporations, union and even by individuals.

An internet search is highly recommended (i.e. Association of German Foundations). Each foundation chooses the candidates according to its own criteria for eligibility. It might even be the case that you cannot apply on your own but have to be recommended by a third person.

Most foundations offer a special academic support program alongside the student’s regular studies. Additional counseling is provided by the Studienkompass (website in German).

GeT MA applicants are highly encouraged to apply for external funding. On the following pages further information on scholarships as well as a list of relevant scholarship institutions can be found: 


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