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Finno-Ugrian Studies (B.A.) (2 subjects)


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The object of the Finno-Ugrian Studies programme is the acquisition of knowledge about the language and culture of the Finno-Ugrian peoples of the Baltic-Scandinavian, Middle and Eastern European and Western Siberian regions, especially the Estonians, the Finns, the Hungarians, as well as the Lapps (Saami) and the related peoples living within the Russian Federation.

Finno-Ugrian Studies (B.A.) (2 subjects)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (2 subjects)
Standard period of study:
6 semesters
Only the winter semester
Language of the programme:
(enrolment without previous application)
Orientation events:
Orientation events are offered


The goal of the B.A. programme is to impart to the students the knowledge of Finnish and Hungarian as well as linguistic, cultural and cultural historical competences connected with the linguistic context. The Finno-Ugrian sphere, which is defined by the primary languages Estonian, Finnish, and Hungarian, has been deeply interconnected throughout its history; the examination of the close historical and cultural ties with the German-speaking regions is one of the main foci.

The subject Finno-Ugrian Studies in Göttingen is characterised by fact that two of the major Finno-Ugrian languages and the cultures of their respective speakers are taught with equal priority (Finnish and Hungarian), due to separate teaching units.

The research foci are on the history of science, language contact, and the specific history of the Finno-Ugrians as a whole.

During the B.A. programme, active and passive knowledge of two languages (Finnish/Hungarian) is acquired. The acquisition of knowledge of the Russian language, as recommended within the frame of the key qualifications, will be highly advantageous.

Particular combinations are not stipulated. However, the combination with another arts subject is recommended.

B.A. (2 subjects) (with specialised complementary studies or a studium generale)

M.A. (2 subjects) or "Mono-Master"

The professions suitable for B.A. graduates mainly belong to the practical intercultural field (e.g. translator, creative artist with a special focal theme). Depending on the specific objective, additional training in the areas of translating, history and political sciences, intercultural communication, literature or comparative studies may be necessary.

Related and consecutive/graduate programmes

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Consecutive/graduate programmes


In the two-subject Bachelor's programme, two subjects are studied on equal terms.

A total of 180 credits are earned for the Bachelor's degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

The two subjects each account for 66 credits. The area of professionalisation accounts for 36 credits.

The following credits must be earned for the subject Finno-Ugrian Studies:

  1. Compulsory modules

    Four compulsory modules "Fundamentals of Finno-Ugric Studies I + II", "Historical phonetics or historical morphology" and "Small language", totalling 24 credits, must be successfully completed.

  2. Compulsory elective modules

    Compulsory elective modules totalling at least 42 credits must be successfully completed.

Regulations and module directory


Winter semester only
1st subject semester:
open admission (enrolment without previous application)
2nd to 6th subject semester:
open admission (enrolment without previous application)

Non-German citizens without a German educational qualification

Citizen from a non-EU country (or stateless person)

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Study and examination advice Faculty of Humanities

Lisa Katharina Müller and Eva Wolff

Humboldtallee 17
DE-37073 Göttingen

Phone: +49 (0)551 39 21888 (Müller)
Phone: +49 (0)551 39 26713 (Wolff)



Academic Advising

Dr. Katja Mattsson

Department of Finno-Ugric Studies
Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14
37073 Göttingen

Phone.: +49-551 39-24581