Application process for winter semester 22/23 has ended

The application and selection process for the winter semester of 2022/2023 has ended! We are grateful for your interest and wish you success in your further studies.

The SDAC admission team spent five and a half months screening and interviewing applicants from all over the world. The total number of applications received was 251. Of these applications, we closely examined 181 applications from those whose grade point average was higher than 2.5 (when converted into the German system).

Out of these 181 candidates, we invited 50 for online interviews. Each candidate was interviewed for 30 minutes. In the end, we offered positions to 25 candidates. The acceptance rate was 10%.

The accepted candidates will be joining us from the following countries: Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United States of America.
Their academic backgrounds are also varied. They come from backgrounds in anthropology, art studies, Chinese studies, communication studies, ethnomusicology, history, international journalism, international management, international relations, law, literature studies, pedagogy, philosophy, political science, social work, and sociology.

This year, we received the largest number of applications since the establishment of SDAC in 2017. We received applications from 26 different countries. Pakistan, China, Turkey, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Iran, Germany, Ghana, and India were the countries with the highest number of applicants. This shows that we are one of the most international study programs at FAU.

The age of our applicants also varied widely. The average was 28.5 years old, with the youngest being 21 years old and the oldest 59.

We are truly delighted to be chosen as a study program by such diverse candidates.

Our next application period begins in February 2023.
We are looking forward to receiving applications from many candidates with various academic and cultural backgrounds!