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


Application for winter semester 2021/2022

Regular application period: April 1st, 2021 – June 1st, 2021
Please note that the deadline for Double-Degree-Options of Classical Archaeology and Slavic Philology already expires on May 15th, 2021.
Admission/rejection letters: The letters will be sent by e-mail approximately in the middle/at the end of July 2021.

Please note that an application for East Asian Studies/Modern Sinology, Iranian and Persianate Studies and TransRomania Studies: Romance Languages, Literatures and Cultures for national and international applicants is continuously possible till September 30th, 2021. Admission/rejection letters will be sent as soon as possible. Applications for the Double-Degree-Option of TransRomania Studies are possible until June 1st.

Additional application period: September 15th, 2021 – September 30th, 2021
Please note: This only applies for applicants from EU countries and for applicants with a resident permit for Germany. International students who need a visa have to apply during the regular application period.
Admission/rejection letters: The letters will be sent by e-mail approximately in the first week of lectures.

Applications have to be submitted via the online application portal. Paper documents are not required.

First day of lectures: October 25th, 2021

Application for winter semester 2021/22 - 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 1st, 2021 – April 30th, 2021
  • Application period for applicants from EU countries:
    May 1st, 2021 – June 15th, 2021

Intercultural German Studies/Germany-China Application deadline: July 15th, 2021. 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:

  • Arabic-Islamic Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • East Asian Studies/Modern Sinology
  • English: Language, Literatures and Cultures
  • Iranian and Persianate Studies
  • Linguistics
  • 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)


Application for summer semester 2022

Regular application period: October 1st, 2021 – December 1st, 2021
Admission/rejection letters: The letters will be sent by e-mail approximately in the middle/at the end of January 2021.

Please note that an application for Iranian and Persianate Studies and TransRomania Studies: Romance Languages, Literatures and Cultures for national and international applicants is continuously possible till March 31st, 2022. Admission/rejection letters will be sent as soon as possible.

Additional application period: March 15th, 2022 – March 31st, 2022
Please note: This only applies for applicants from EU countries and for applicants with a resident permit for Germany. International students who need a visa have to apply during the regular application period.
Admission/rejection letters: The letters will be sent by e-mail approximately in the first week of lectures.

Applications have to be submitted via the online application portal. Paper documents are not required.

    Applications for summer semester are accepted for the following MA programmes:
  • Ancient Oriental Studies
  • Ancient Cultures
  • Art History
  • Christian Archaeology and Byzantine Art History
  • Classical Archaeology
  • Comparative Literature
  • Cultures and Languages of the Mediterranean Region
  • Digital Humanities
  • Egyptology and Coptic Studies
  • English: Language, Literatures and Cultures
  • German Philology/German Studies
  • Greek Philology
  • History
  • Indology
  • Iranian and Persianate Studies
  • Latin Philology
  • Linguistics
  • New German Literature
  • North American Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Prehistory and Early Archaeology
  • Religious Studies
  • Romance Studies
  • Scandinavian Studies


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 as well as Scandinavian Languages 18 credits.

First day of lectures: April 19th, 2022