The application deadline for the regular start of the one year full-time program is May 31st. For part-time or modular studies applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Admission Process

Admission occurs in three steps:

  • Submission of an application by the applicant and verification of eligibility
  • Invitation to an admission interview (also via video conference)
  • Offer of a seat in the program and enrollment via Firm Acceptance-Form

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet four requirements:

  • Completion of a typically four-year higher education degree accrediting a competence level equivalent to 240 ECTS points (Technical Degree (Diplom), Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree, or an equivalent domestic or foreign qualification usually requiring four years of full-time studies)
  • At least two years’ qualified professional work experience
  • A certificate of English language proficiency (CEFR Level B2)
  • Successful completion of an admission interview

If you are unsure whether you meet the admission requirements you can contact the program coordinator for an individual documents check before submission.

Application Documents

Applications must include the following materials:

  • Duly completed Application Form  (Available in the download section)
  • Certified copy (German or English) of higher education qualification certificate
  • Certified copy (German or English) of university degree certificate (incl. transcript of records)
  • Documents (German or English) attesting at least two years of qualified professional work experience
  • Certificate of English language proficiency (CEFR Level B2, For more information see: “”
  • A letter of motivation (The applicant should explain why he is interested in this specific program and how he sees it contributing to his further career)
  • A Curriculum Vitae (bio) listing all study courses hitherto completed by the applicant as well as a complete record of professional experience
  • One letter of recommendation (preferably from a former professor or supervisor)


Please send your application directly to the Academic Coordinator (if you send the application  via e-mail you need to provide certified or hard copies of official documents later in the application process):

Frank Mouritz
Academic Coordinator

College of International and Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
Gernackerstrasse 02, D-82467 Garmisch Partenkirchen
Unit 24502, APO AE 09053-4502


DSN: 314.440.2444
Comm.: +49 8821 750 2444
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