Borders are one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. The goal of the Master's programme 'Border Studies' is to enable students to acquire the skills needed in order to play a key role in current debates on national and European identity, global mobility, migration, cultural diversity, citizenship and transnational cooperation. Students on the programme develop a comprehensive understanding of borders and of debordering and rebordering processes in Europe and in other parts of the world.

The trilingual M.A. programme is taught at four universities in Germany, France and Luxembourg and builds on a long-standing tradition of collaboration between these partner universities. The consortium running the programme comprises Saarland University, Université du Luxembourg, Université de Lorraine and Kaiserslautern University of Technology. Students on this programme are expected to demonstrate a considerable level of flexibility, self-reliance and personal responsibility. The partner universities provide assistance in finding accommodation and travel grants are available from the University of the Greater Region. Die Deutsch-Französische Hochschule unterstützt die Studierenden zudem mit Mobilitätsstipendien aus ihrem Stipendienprogramm.

The international Master's programme 'Border Studies' prepares graduates for careers in areas of transborder and intercultural cooperation, particularly in Europe's border zones and beyond. Career opportunities are available in the business sector, cultural institutions and agencies, the media and public-sector administration (e.g. cross-border regional and spatial planning, cross-border public services and development, cross-border cultural management and regional marketing).

Course of study Border Studies
Type of programme Trinational consecutive Master's degree programme
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Arts (M.A.) awarded by all four partner universities
Languages of instruction German, French, English
Foreign language requirements CEFR: B2 (for all three languages)
Start of programme Winter semester
Restricted entry No
Application period 01.05.–15.07.2018 for winter semester 2018/19
Where to apply Coordinator of the Master's programme
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course adviser Contact the course adviser
Web page Master's programme web page