International Programmes 2023/2024

MA East European Studies (Munich/Regensburg) MA East European Studies

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München • München

Master of Arts in East European Studies
In cooperation with

Elite Network of Bavaria (ENB), Graduate Schools for East and Southeast European Studies (Munich & Regensburg), Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Institute for East European Law, East European Department of the Bavarian State Library, Collegium Carolinum and more

Teaching language
  • German
  • English

Courses are held in German, and some optional courses and lectures at summer schools are held in English.

Full-time / part-time
  • full-time
Programme duration
4 semesters
Winter semester
Additional information on beginning, duration and mode of study

More information on our programme can be found on our website:

Application deadline

15 June for the following winter semester

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

The programme can be studied in either Munich or Regensburg. In Munich, the departments of History, Slavonic Studies, Political Science, European Ethnology, Turkish/Ottoman Studies, Albanian Studies, Modern Greek Studies, Finno-Ugric Studies and Romanian are affiliated with this MA programme, its design and its realisation. In Regensburg, the departments of Law, Slavonic Studies, History and Economics are involved.

For more information, please see the course website.

Course organisation

Requirement for completion: 120 ECTS credit points


  • Major subject: 30 (Munich)/27 (Regensburg)
  • Minor subject: 15 (Munich)/18 (Regensburg)
  • Project module: 15 credits
  • Language courses: 15 credits
  • Summer school: 6 credits
  • Methodology course: 3 credits 
  • Internship: 6 credits
  • Master's thesis: 25 credits
  • Oral Master's examination: 5 credits

During the first semester, students attend a course in the research methodology of the various fields represented in the programme. It is taught in cooperation with the Bavarian State Library in Munich.
During the first two semesters, the project module is completed.

In the summer break after the second semester, students take part in a summer school in Eastern Europe.
During the first three semesters of study, the credits for the major and minor subjects must be obtained (three and two modules respectively, comprising lectures and seminars). A four-week internship with an organisation in or related to Eastern Europe should also be completed during the first three semesters.
During the fourth semester, students write their Master's theses and the final oral exam takes place.

A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Specialist literature in other languages
  • Study trips
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
  • Content-related regional focus
  • Language training provided
  • Courses are led with foreign partners
Integrated internships

An internship of at least four weeks' duration related to or taking place in Eastern Europe is to be completed in one of the semester breaks during the four semesters of study.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

124 EUR per semester (Munich)

168 EUR per semester (Regensburg) 

Costs of living

Living costs (including accommodation and health insurance) in Munich and Regensburg range from 800 to 1,200 EUR per month.

Funding opportunities within the university
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

All students of our Master's programme are being recommended for the Max Weber Scholarship Programme. 

Academic admission requirements
  • Very good or good higher education entrance qualification
  • At least a Bachelor's degree in a recognised academic field with very good or good examination results
  • Obligatory for Munich: Successful personal interview 
Language requirements

Applicants must provide proof of their language skills in German (TestDaF 4, DHS 2 or equivalent), in English (at least five years consecutive English courses at school), and one Eastern European language (UNICERT I or equivalent, secure basic knowledge).

Application deadline

15 June for the following winter semester

Submit application to

You can find our application portal here:

Possibility of finding part-time employment

There is an abundance of student jobs related to Eastern Europe offered in Munich and Regensburg.

Career advisory service

Both universities offer career services for their students: 

Support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Visa matters
General services and support for international students and doctoral candidates

Both universities have international offices to support their students: 

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