"The most dangerous world view is the world view of those who have never looked at the world."

Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859)

The Faculty of Humanities of the Georg-August-University Göttingen has a long tradition of internationalisation. As one of the four grounding faculties, the Faculty of Humanities has traditionally been internationally anchored in teaching and research since the 18th century.

The faculty's international study and academic culture is markedly influenced by more than 500 international students, as well as a large number of doctoral students and visiting scholars from different countries.

The wide range of courses and degrees offered with different regional, linguistic and cultural emphases, the international networking of subjects via research and teaching alliances in Europe, Asia and America, as well as the foreign liaison offices representing the University in China and India, also contribute to the international and cosmopolitan atmosphere of our faculty.
We offer you:

  • Flexible recognition of your performance achieved abroad
  • International partner universities
  • Selected degree programmes in English and internationalised curricula
  • No proof of German language proficiency required for study programmes offered in English
  • Double degrees in Master-of-Arts programmes
  • Opportunities to get in with contact German or international students
  • International summer and winter schools

Teachers and Researchers
The internationalisation of research at the faculty includes promoting a number of individual cooperation projects among individual scholars and chairs to more extensive networking activities such as the U4 cooperation projects.

Staff members
Teaching and administration staff members have the opportunity to obtain international work experience via the ERASMUS Mundus Action II and Erasmus+ Mobility programme for the purpose of further education and training.


International Cooperation
Partner Universities and Programmes »

Göttingen International
Department for Internationalisation of the University »


Dr. Barbara Schaff

Prof. Dr. Barbara Schaff

International Office
of the Faculty of Humanities

Phone: 0551/39-7552

Vita (english)