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Aptitude test for the Master's programme in Transnational Journalism

All information about the aptitude test for the German-French Master's programme in Transnational Journalism.

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 in this PDF document (in German). 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.

Aptitude test

After a successful formal application, you will be invited to our aptitude test.

The aptitude test consists of two parts. At the beginning of the aptitude test, you will take a written test - you will write two journalistic texts, one in French and one in German. You will also take a knowledge test. After successfully passing this first part, you will be invited to a personal interview for the second part of the aptitude test. Here you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself personally and to talk to the programme representatives in German and French.

The written part of the aptitude test for the Master's in Transnational Journalism will take place on 10 and 11 June 2024 in person, the oral part of the aptitude test (date to be announced) will take place online via video conference.

To prepare 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 familiarise yourself with writing journalistic texts in both languages, in particular by regularly reading the press from both countries.

Failure to take one of the tests will result in exclusion from the selection procedure.

We wish you every success with your application for 2024 and look forward to getting to know you.

All applicants who fulfil the formal requirements for the application will receive further information on the 2024 aptitude test by e-mail together with the invitation to the aptitude test at the beginning of June 2024.