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GeT MA: international Education with new Perspectives for your Career!

Program Overview

GeT MA - the German Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences - offers an excellent education in two vibrant capitals: Berlin and Ankara. The program is designed for students from all over the world who a im to pursue an international career in government agencies, NGOs, administration, journalism or research.

Dual - Master of Arts in Social Sciences

GeT MA is operated by two top universities: the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara. Students spend the first year of study at METU before coming to Berlin to finalize their studies. Graduates receive the Dual - Master of Arts in Social Sciences from both universities. Due to the international profile of GeT MA the language of instruction is English. However, students take additional language classes in Turkish, German.

Integrated Internship

The program helps students to enrich their academic experience by providing them with the opportunity to undertake a 3-month internship. Thereby, students gain valuable insight in to the professional life.

Academic Program

GeT MA offers academic teaching in a large variety of topics in the field of social sciences such as modernization and democratization, Europeanization and migration. Students deepen their empirical knowledge of political processes using Germany, Turkey and other regions of Europe as examples.

Interdisciplinary Focus

Teaching and research have a unique interdisciplinary focus: the program covers various sub-disciplines in political science as well as sociology while in corporating cultural and economic questions into the course curricula. This approach becomes manifest through the engagement of highly qualified professors from different academic disciplines in the program.


A specific characteristic of GeT MA is the concept of ‘Joint-Teaching’: Courses taught by faculty from both partner universities. By getting into contact with the experienced teaching staff from Germany and Turkey, GeT MA students become familiar with research topics from different perspectives, experience individual teaching styles and enjoy the assets of the two university systems.

Academic Schedule

1st Semester Sep-Jan
University: METU, Ankara
Academic Content: Making of modernity in Turkey and Germany

2nd Semester Feb-Jun
University: METU, Ankara
Academic Content: Societies intransformation. Turkey as a regional player.

Summer Jul -Sep
Academic Content:
e.g. NGOs, government organizations, media, research institutions, private companies

3rd Semester Oct-Feb
University: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Academic Content: Germany, Turkey and the EU. German democracy in comparison

4th Semester Apr- Sep
University: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Academic Content: Master Thesis


GeT MA welcomes applications from all over the world! Applicants should show interest in obtaining comprehensive knowledge in social sciences from a German and Turkish perspective as well as in experiencing the European dimension of politics in both countries. Application requirements include a BA degree in a relevant area of study and the proof of very good English language skills. > > 

Student Services

GeT MA takes student counseling very seriously by providing students with comprehensive academic and extra-curricular advising. Students a reassisted throughout the time leading up to and during their studies. Our staff has an open door policy, which makes them easily approachable at all times .

Tuition Fees

GeT MA is a fee-based program. Tuition fees for the two year academic program amount to €2.500 per semester. Students have to cover the costs of living at both sites.


GeT MA provides a certain number of tuition fee reductions, travel or monthly stipends to qualified students of the program.


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
phone: +49 30 2093 66545
skype: IMAPSoWiHU
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Middle East Technical University
phone: +90 31 2 21 0 371 8
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For further information see the following website >

"GeT MA has fully met my expectations. During my stay in Germany and Turkey, I have experienced new perspectives and, thereby, I could further expand my understanding of history and modernization. The teaching aimed at promoting independent thinking and argumentation and the great professors encouraged me to broaden my worldview. " Haggag Ali, GeT MA Student 2007-09 from Egypt