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Modern German & European Studies 


The UHaifa International Master of Arts in Modern German and European Studies provides students with in-depth knowledge of Germany and its role in the European Union. Since our Haifa Center for German & European Studies (HCGES) cooperates with local and global academic departments and programs, our students also benefit from the opportunity to focus on European-related issues and perspectives.
Our interdisciplinary curriculum offers relevant courses in the social sciences, humanities, economics and law, alongside German language classes and research project opportunities at the center for the History and Heritage of German-speaking Jewry in Israel (AGHJI). These courses prepare them for careers in relevant international, German, Israeli, and European interfaces, including academia, business, NGOs, diplomacy, tourism, communication, media, cultural and public administration.

Exceptionally generous scholarships and living stipends are also offered to eligible students.

  • ​Educates a new generation of scholars in high-level interdisciplinary Modern German and European Studies.
  • Offers students and interns, versatile curricular and extracurricular field activities.
  • Incorporates German language classes and field trips to Germany.
  • Includes relevant community events, lectures and panels to connect university members and the general public.
  • Provides individual supervision to young researchers opting for the thesis-track.
  • Generous scholarships for eligible students
One Year, One Degree

Our one-year international Master’s program is taught in English over three consecutive semesters from October through September and will include a final exam. Students who prefer to pursue the research track will submit their thesis within one year of completing their coursework, which may require a prolonged stay at the university. Graduates will be awarded a Master of Arts (MA) in Modern German and European Studies.

Hybrid Study Option

This program offers a hybrid study option, allowing students to attend lectures via Zoom from abroad

Highlighted Courses

German Economy

German Political System

European Law

German Culture

Introduction to the European Union

German Language

​* The curriculum is subject to change without notice​​

Admission Requirements
  • BA degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences with a minimum of 3.0 GPA, 80% (B) (Israeli system), or equivalent in all undergraduate courses.
  • Good command of the English language.
  • Video interview.
Application documents
  • Copy of undergraduate diploma and official transcript of BA degree showing full list of courses, date of graduation, and conferred degree.
  • Two recommendations letters
  • TOEFL – score 89 or alternative acceptable English language examination score
  • Personal Statement (500 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resumé
  • Medical forms (international students only)
  • Copy of valid passport
Scholarships & Aid

The program offers attractive scholarships that cover up to 80% of tuition fees to eligible students.

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