The Master "Border Studies" is dedicated to one of the great challenges of the 21st century: boundaries. The aim is to provide students with the necessary skills to play a crucial role in debates on national and European identities, global mobility, migration, cultural diversity, citizenship and cross-border cooperation. For this purpose, students develop a comprehensive understanding of boundaries as well as processes of delimitation and new limitation in Europe and worldwide.

The trilingual master is offered by four universities in Germany, France and Luxembourg and is based on a long-term cooperation between the partner universities. In addition to the University of Kaiserslautern, the Université du Luxembourg, the Université de Lorraine and the Saarland University are involved. The master's programme is funded by the German-French University (DFH).

Further information can be found on the homepage of the University of the Greater Region.


Every year information events are organized. They include a presentation of the master's programme and the opportunity to get in contact with lecturers from the universities (in German, French and English).

Further Information

This year's application deadlines are 15 June 2023 (EU-students); 30 April 2023 (non-EU-students).

Information on the required application documents and on the entry requirements can be found on the homepage of the Saarland University.


Graduated from the Master Border Studies – What’s next?

What are the benefits of a cross-border and trilingual master programme? Which competencies acquired in the Master Border Studies help me finding a job? What can I do with my Master Border Studies degree?

In our alumni video graduates tell you more about their jobs and how they started their career.

Alumni Video

Lectures in Kaiserslautern
Information about application