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


Students interested in the German-French Master's programme "Transnational Journalism" have the opportunity to apply for admission to the Master's programme for the winter semester 2024/25 via the homepage of the University of Mainz (online application) from the beginning of April 2024. The programme can only be taken up in the winter semester, and a total of 12 places are available: six places at the Department of Journalism, six places at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. Interested students can apply - regardless of their origin - at both universities.

After completing the online application, the application form for Mainz must be printed out together with a list of the documents to be enclosed. The application form and the enclosed documents must then be sent to the university. Please send your application to the Student Secretariat of the Johannes Gutenberg University, 55099 Mainz.

Starting in the winter semester 2024/25, ALL 12 students of the Master Transnational Journalism will start together at the partner University Sorbonne Nouvelle and transfer to the Journalism Department in Mainz after the first academic year (winter semester 2025/26).

Further information on deadlines and application procedures for the start of studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris can be found here.

+++ The 2024 application period started on 01 April 2024 and ends on 15 May 2024 +++

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.

The qualification exam consists of two parts. At the beginning, 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. 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.

The written part of the qualifying examination for the Master Transnational Journalism will take place on 10 and 11 June 2024 in presence, the oral part of the qualifying examination will take place on 17 June 2024 online via video conference.

In preparation for the qualification 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 2024 and are already looking forward to meeting you.