Application for the German-French Master of "Transnational Journalism"


Students interested in the German-French Master’s program in Transnational Journalism have the opportunity to apply for admission to the Master’s program for the winter semester 2021/22 via the homepage of the University of Mainz (online application) from the beginning of April 2021. The Transnational Journalism Master program starts in the winter semester only and a total of 12 places are available: six places at the Journalism Department, six places at the Sorbonne Nouvelle 3. Interested students can apply—regardless of their origin—at both universities.

The application period for admission to the master’s program for the WiSe 2021/22 begins...

... in Mainz on April 1, 2021 and ends on May 15, 2021.

... in Paris on April 24, 2021 and ends on 07.06.2021

After completing the application online, the application form must be printed out together with a list of the documents to be enclosed. The application form and the attached documents must then be sent to the university. Please send your application to the Students’ Office (Studierendensekretariat) of the Johannes Gutenberg University, 55099 Mainz.

For more information on deadlines and application procedures for starting your studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle 3 in Paris, please click here.

+++ The application period for the winter semester 2021/22 has ended +++ For the winter semester 2022/23 you can apply from April 2022 +++

Language certificates

For a successful application, you will need proof of your language skills in addition to proof of a Bachelor’s degree or a degree from a university in Germany or abroad. You can find an overview of the required language certificates on the module page. Please note that the language certificates must not be older than three years at the time of application and certify at least the language level B2.

Qualifying examination

After a successful formal application, you will be invited to our proficiency test, which will take place in writing on June 15 and orally on June 16/17, 2021.

The aptitude test consists of two parts. On June 15, you will take a written exam where you will write two journalistic texts, one in French, one in German. After successfully passing this first part, you will be invited to a personal selection interview on June 16 or June 17 (depending on the number of participants). Here you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself personally, to show your general knowledge in a small knowledge test and to talk to the program officers in German and French.

In preparation for the aptitude test, we recommend that you brush up on your basic knowledge of German and French history, culture, politics, and Franco-German relations. Keep up to date with the latest news from both countries and from Europe and familiarize yourself with writing journalistic texts in both languages, especially by regularly reading the press from both countries.

Failure to take any of the tests will disqualify you from the selection process.

We wish you every success for your application in 2021 and are already looking forward to meeting you.