Master International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants :: Fakultät Angewandte Sozialwissenschaften (FAS) :: FHWS

Universitiy of Applied Sciences

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The teaching language of the master’s program will be English. Thus, sufficient oral and written command of English is highly recommended and a level of B2 English proficiency is required. Students have the option of taking one of the following approved language tests and turning in the results during the application phase:

  • TOEFL 80 (Internet-based test)
  • IELTS 6.5
  • CAE (Cambridge Advanced Certificate)

If a student cannot provide proof of their B2 level proficiency at the time of application, they also have the option to complete a level B2 English course, and provide a certificate, by the end of the 2nd semester. The student must be aware that they may have to organize these courses themself- and therefore it is highly recommended to try and fulfill this requirement at the time of application.

On the one hand, this English proficiency is based on the cooperation with lecturers from (non-) European countries working in a wide range of fields on escape and immigration at a political level, as well as in non-governmental organizations, thus ensuring a high level of application-oriented teaching. 

Furthermore, the master’s program is also open for potential international students. Last but not least, due to gaining skills in English and foreign languages, the students are especially qualified for working with associations and organizations operating at an international level.

In order to be admitted for the master’s program, international students shall provide evidence of having a command of German equal to level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). These language skills can also be obtained at FHWS by the end of the 2nd semester.

The examination language is English. After their definition in the curriculum, individual module examinations or parts thereof can be alternatively passed in German.