Frequently Asked Questions – Master of Civil-Military Interaction

What is the aim of the Master of Civil-Military Interaction (MCMI)?

The MCMI qualifies future executive personnel of the Bundeswehr and NATO in leadership function for managerial roles in the field of Civil-Military Interaction. Examples are military Staff Officers or members of an International- or Non-Governmental Organization.

Am I eligible to enroll in the Master of Civil-Military Interaction?

The program is open to applicants who can demonstrate that they have:

  1. achieved 240 ECTS credits for completion of a Diploma, Bachelor’s or Master’s program at a German or foreign institute of higher education,
  2. completed at least two years of vocational activity, including at least one year with management responsibility, after obtaining a higher-education degree qualifying them to enter a profession and
  3. sufficient knowledge of the English language to complete the program and the examinations.

We can provide further assistance in case you are not sure about your eligibility to enroll.

How can I enroll in the Master of Civil-Military Interaction?

For enrollment please send all enquiries to and we will provide you with requested documents.

Can I enroll as a civilian?

Of course! The program is designed to equally qualify civilian and military personnel for leadership functions.

How long does it take to follow the program?

We suggest following the program within 24 months. The pace of studying is flexible and may vary. It depends on your time available and the individual pace of your studying.

What is the mode of study, residential or e-learning?

Part-time, modules consist of In-service online studies combined with compact attendance-based classes and the residential parts for most modules are two-weekend blocks.

When does the program start?

The Master of Civil-Military Interaction does not follow a regular semester or trimester calendar. You can enroll at any time of the year and follow the modules as they are being offered.

The Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE) modules are being offered here:

For the Modules of the Helmut Schmidt University/University of the German Armed Forces Hamburg (HSU/UniBw H) please send e-mail to and we will provide you with the dates.

Where do the residential parts take place?

The modules at the CCOE will take place in The Hague, The Netherlands, the residential part of the modules at the Helmut Schmidt University/University of the German Armed Forces Hamburg (HSU/UniBw H) will take place in Hamburg, Germany.

How does a typical module look like?

The two modules offered by the CCOE both consist of a 10-day residential block. The other modules start and conclude with a weekend seminar. In between the seminars, a 6 to 10 week period of blended learning allows students to interact with each other and the tutors as well as to develop their products.

How much flexibility do I have in choosing the modules?

We are aiming to ensure a maximum of flexibility. Although we recommend starting with the personal competencies (see the structure of the degree), you are free to choose the order of the modules. Within the leadership competencies, we offer a broader variety of topics, which you can choose according to your preferences. Only the CCOE Higher Command Planning module is mandatory.

How does the structure of the degree look like?

How much does it cost and what are the payment terms?

Please send e-mail to and we will provide you with the information.

Is it possible to transfer credits from previous experience?

It is possible to compensate modules of the MCMI by proof of comparable qualifications gained by professional experience or previous education. An assessment will be done on an individual basis.

Do I need a security clearance for attending the modules at the CCOE?

You don’t need a security clearance. The CCOE provides an open learning environment and assures access to the modules for civil and military personnel.

Where can I find additional information?

Additional information can be found at the CCOE and HSU/Unibw H websites. We are also happy to answer your individual questions. Please contact or