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    The MA Degree in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy is a two-year program offered by Furtwangen University (HFU) in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.
    The program provides a foundation in International Relations, and Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach in the framework of international relations theory and political science. The degree focuses on several academic disciplines related to International Relations, and Global Politics, with a particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society.
    Description
    The MA Degree in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy is a Two-year program offered by Furtwangen University (HFU) in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.
    The program provides a foundation in International Relations, and Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach in the framework of international relations theory and political science. The degree focuses on several academic disciplines related to International Relations, and Global Politics, with a particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society. The program addresses contemporary international issues, with classroom seminars and lectures, as well as educational & cultural events, conferences, professional trainings, tours, visits and meetings with foreign officials, which are further incorporated into the curriculum. Students will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, embassies, and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of International Relations & Economics, Business, Communication, Politics, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, and Development.
    The program provides students with practical experience for both academic and professional development, preparing students for careers in diverse fields, such as international relations, the humanities, politics, and culture, foreign policy and international economics. On a practical level, the international environment of the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies offers students a unique opportunity to interact with leading experts and academics at a wide variety of international organizations and research centers. This exceptional learning environment leads to original research and independent study opportunities. It allows students to create a solid professional network and form a concrete base for future academic and professional career choices, preparing students for engagement in the international arena, civil society, politics, governmental organizations and international economic organizations, as well as the private sector.
    Program Curriculum
    The program consists of 120 ECTS Credits in total and has duration of four semesters, which take place in the Center of Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) in Berlin, Germany and in the Furtwangen University (HFU) - Berlin Campus.
    The program follows the conventional university structure of a two academic years’ program divided into four semesters. Students are offered elective courses to accompany mandatory courses, professional development experience and the final thesis.
    Further information about the Program’s structure and curriculum is found in the Content section and on our website.
    Accreditation
    The Master’s Degree is awarded by the Furtwangen University (HFU), which is recognized as a fully accredited institution of higher education with the right to award university degrees. The Furtwangen University (HFU) is part of the Bologna Process set in place by the European Commission, and uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees. Credits obtained through the MA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. Students will earn 30 credits per semester during the MA program, for a total of 120 credits upon completion.
    Admissions
    Individuals studying for the MA will represent a diverse range of cultural and academic backgrounds. Candidates will include recent BA graduates as well as young professionals who combine strong academic backgrounds with significant work experience. Individuals are required to hold a BA degree (or equivalent Degree) of minimum of 3 years studies, as degrees from across the world and from any field are acceptable*. We do not consider any one element of an application exclusively. Rather, our admissions panel considers academic achievement as well as personal qualities such as strength of character, motivation and the ability and willingness to take on new academic challenges. Our aim is to attract students from a variety of backgrounds and countries that will foster a unique and diverse learning environment.
    * Current undergraduate students are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrolment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts.
    All courses are taught in English, thus an evidence of adequate competence in English is required for the applicants whose mother tongue is not English. If you have studied at least 1 semester in an English language and/or have extensive working experience in the English language, a certificate/Document which attests this fact will be sufficient as well.
    Application process
    To apply for the Individuals studying for the MA program, individuals should ensure that an online application form is submitted to the ICD (the online application can be found on the ICD's website).
    Once applying online, the applicant will receive an e-mail, indicating the application reference code and outlining the next steps of the application.
    * Please do not send the supporting documents up until you have received this e-mail
    Below you will find the required official documents needed to complete the Admissions Process.
    Official Undergraduate Diploma and Transcript
    A copy of your official undergraduate Diploma/Certificate and transcript should be sent to the ICD.* Current undergraduate students are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrollment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts.
    Passport Copy
    A scanned copy of your passport photo identification page should be sent to the ICD. Please note: the information on your passport should be clearly legible.

    Personal Statement
    All applications are asked to submit a personal statement of no more than 700 words explaining their motivation for obtaining the MA Degree, and what they will bring to the program.
    Curriculum Vitae (Resumé)
    Please send a copy of your curriculum vitae, which should be no longer than 2 pages. This should include information on your academic background (institutions attended, courses studied), your hobbies and interests, any awards or scholarships received, and your full contact details.
    Letters of Recommendation(s) (optional)
    The ICD and Furtwangen University (HFU) recommend applicants submit at least one letter of recommendation from an individual who is familiar with your performance as a student and/or employee (recommendations from friends and/or family members will not be considered). It is suggested that at least one referee be a professor from the institution that awarded your undergraduate or graduate degree.
    Essay
    An essay on any theme, according to your personal interest and passion, related to the field of cultural diplomacy /international Relations/ Politics and/or any related fields. The Essay should be of no less than 2 pages long and of no more than 5 pages long.
    All courses will be taught in English, and proficiency in English is therefore a pre-requisite for application. Test (TOEFL or similar) or a proof attests that the applicant has studied at least one semester in English is sufficient for proving the level of English.
    Dates and deadlines
    Enrolments to the Program are possible towards the fall, winter and spring semesters’ start each year. Applications for the program are accepted throughout the year. For additional information on the Admission Process and the supporting documents required, please visit our website.
    Financials
    The tuition cost is 12,000 Euros for the full program (6,000 Euros/Academic Year). The fees cover only the tuition fees, and do not include housing or any other living costs and related expenses.
    Personal Costs - The ICD and the Furtwangen University (HFU) are happy to assist you with advice and support for finding your housing in Berlin and offer you as well possible affordable accommodation solutions.
    Scholarships- Scholarships, equaling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant and then to prove financial need. The Financial Aid application is a two-step process; Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program. Scholarships are then determined for the second and forth semesters

    For more information, please visit our website:
    http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?ma-program-in-international-relations-and-cultural-diplomacy-two-year-program

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