Here is a step-by-step guide to start the Master's degree program in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare.

COSOPO is a graduate degree program that is organized by the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) and Tampere University (TUNI). Please apply for admission to the program at your home university (JKU).

In order to enroll in the joint Master's degree program "Comparative Social Policy and Welfare", you will have to initially complete the two following steps: 1) Nomination by the academic board;  2) Formal admission. In order to complete formal enrollment procedures, pay any required tuition fees, and take care of any other administrative details. 

Before applying for admission, please make sure you meet the admission requirements (link).

Next Cosopo Program


4 Semester
WS 2022 - SS 2024
(Start: September 2022)

Application Period

January 1 - March 31, 2022

Grace Period

April 1 - May 15, 2022


Step 1: Nomination by the Academic Board

Only a limited number of students will be accepted to the joint Master's degree program "Comparative Social Policy and Welfare". Please apply at your home university (JKU). A final decision regarding acceptance to the program will be rendered by the academic board.

Application Period

You can apply for the next upcoming program (WS 2022 - SS 2024) as follows: 

Winter Semester 2020 Begin End Decision
Standard application period January 1, 2022 March 31, 2022 Mid of April
Grace Period April 1, 2022 May 15, 2022 End of May

Application Documents under construction

Step 2: Formal Admission

Once you have been nominated for the program (see Step 1), you may officially enroll at the JKU. Click here for more information about the deadlines as well as the steps to be admitted to the university.

If you have any questions about Step 2, please contact the Admissions Office directly (e-mail address).

Step 2: Enroll in a Master's Degree Program


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