Application for the "Master of Arts" study courses at the Faculty of Humanities


Application for summer semester 2019

Regular application period: expired

Regular application period for the MA program Cultures and Languages of the Mediterranean Region: November 26, 2018 - February 01, 2019
Admission/rejection letters will be sent by e-mail approximately at the end of February/at the beginning of March 2019.
Additional application period (only for applicants from EU countries and for applicants with residence permit for Germany): from March 15, 2019 undtil March 31, 2019. International students who need a visa have to apply during the regular application period.
Admission/rejection letters will be sent by e-mail approximately in the first week of lectuers.
Applications have to be submitted via the online application portal. Paper documents are not required.

First day of lectures: April 15, 2019

    Applications for summer semester are accepted for the following MA programmes:
  • Egyptology and Coptic Studies
  • Ancient Oriental Studies
  • Ancient Cultures - Ancient History
  • Christian Archaeology and Byzantine Art History
  • Classical Archaeology (M.A.)
  • German Philology/German Studies
  • English Philology/English Studies
  • History
  • Indology
  • Iranian Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Greek Philology
  • Latin Philology
  • Art History
  • Cultures and Languages of the Mediterranean Region
  • New German Literature
  • North American Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Romance Studies
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Prehistory and Early History


Application for minor subjects in summer semester

You can apply for all minor subjects ("Modulpakete" 36 and 18 credits) also for summer semester. Excluded are the following minor courses: Intercultural German Studies 36 credits, Linguistics 36 and 18 credits as well as Scandinavian Languages 18 credits.

Application for winter semester 2019/2020

Regular application period: April 01, 2019. - June 01, 2019. Admission/rejection letters will be sent by e-mail approximately in the middle/at the end of July 2019.>
Additional application period only for applicants from EU countries and for applicants with resident permit for Germany: from September 15, 2019 until September 30, 2019. International students who need a visa are not allowed to apply in this period. Admission/rejection letters will be sent by e-mail approximatelly at the middle of October 2019
Applications have to be submitted via the online application portal. Paper documents are not required.
First day of lectures: October 21, 2019.

Application for winter semester 2019/20 - Intercultural German Studies

The programmes of the Department Intercultural German Studies have different deadlines. Please check the respective programme homepages (see link to Master of Arts programmes in the right column):

Intercultural German Studies/
German as a Foreign Language

  • Applications have to be submitted via the online application portal.
    Paper documents are not required.
  • Application period for applicants from non-EU countries:
    March 01, 2019. - April 30, 2019
  • Application period for applicants from EU countries:
    May 01, 2019 - June 15, 2019

Intercultural German Studies/Germany-China Application deadline: July 15, 2018. Applications for this Master program have to be submitted directly to the Department for Intercultural German Studies (not via the online application portal)




Important information for international applicants: You have to provide proof of sufficient German language skills if you wish to enrol in a Master programme at the Faculty of Humanities. A proof of German language proficiency has to be submitted by September 30th (application for winter semester) or by March 31st (application for summer semester) at the latest.

International applicants who don't speak German can apply only for master programs and minor subjects ("Modulpakete") which are taught in English:

  • East Asian Studies/Modern Sinology
  • English Philology
  • North American Studies
  • Anglophone Literature and Culture (minor subject)
  • Language in Focus: Linguistics and Medieval English Studies (minor subject)
  • Modern Indian Studies (minor subject)
  • Modern China (minor subject)
  • Digital Humanities (minor subject) - new from summer semester 2019