Transnational Journalism (M.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Master of Arts (M.A.)

International study program Mainz - Paris

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters (2 semesters in Mainz, 2 semesters in Paris)


Winter semester

Admission restrictions:

An aptitude test is required for application.


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German, French and English (all at least at a level of B2)
Required language certificate: DSH-2

Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

University degree, all subjects


Journalistisches Seminar


Faculty 02: Social Sciences, Media and Sports


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

The master’s degree program in Transnational Journalism is both application and communication studies oriented and prepares students for a professional career in journalism in a transnational European context. What makes this program so unique is the cooperation between JGU and the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, as well as the structure of the program itself. Students from both universities study together in both countries and are trained as multiplicators, who stand for modern and transnational thinking in journalism. The program is interdisciplinary, cross-medial, and intercultural.


Master entrance requirements

The entrance requirements for the master’s program in Transnational Journalism include proof of a completed Bachelor’s degree, or a degree of equal ranking, from a German or foreign university.

Proof of language proficiency in German, French, and English, each at least at the B2 level, is also required.

Together with our partner university in Paris, it will be determined whether the applicant has the required subject-specific skills, necessary to successfully complete the master’s degree as well as sufficient motivation for the program by way of a qualifying examination according to §19 para. 2 HochSchG.

One must apply in order to take part in the qualifying examination. However, an application to the master’s program, submitted by the given deadline, automatically counts as an application for the examination.
Once you have applied and fulfill all the formal requirements, you will receive a written invitation to the qualifying exam. You can find more information on the School of Journalism’s website.



The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).