Important information on the Joint Programme at one glance: 

  • no German skills required
  • English language test required (TOEFL, IELTS, or Cambridge Certificate)
  • no tuition fees at the University of Bamberg
  • one obligatory semester abroad at one partner university
  • no scholarships on offer
  • 4 semester full-time study

Check further down for the application procedure!

Check the Joint Programme website for more info on the whole programme

Check further down for the full description of the JD in Bamberg

Check the FAQ section for more information on the programme and on living in Bamberg

Check the synopsis (81.1 KB)for an overview of the programme


Please try to find answers to your questions on the website first before e-mailing the coordinators. Thank you.


European Joint Master’s Programme in English and American Studies

Since winter term 2007/08, the English Department of Bamberg University has offered students the opportunity to enrol for the European Joint Master’s Programme in English and American Studies, a two-year English-taught international Master's programme.

On this website you can find information about application procedures, the module structure of the Joint programme for students who have selected Bamberg as their home university and about the courses offered for the current term. Last but not least, the website provides a number of useful contacts and links for students who have chosen Bamberg either as their home institution or for their mobility term.

For general information on the Joint Programme, such as general structure, details on partner universities, mobility terms, academic calendars and FAQs, please visit the Joint Programme general website.

For general questions concerning life and studying in Bamberg, please go to "General Questions" in the drop down menu on the left.


General Information

The European Joint Master’s Programme in English and American Studies is an English-taught full time programme which is completed over two years (four semesters) with a total of 120 ECTS credits. The programme can be started in the winter term only. It includes an obligatory mobility term (30 ECTS credits; usually in the third semester) in one of the six partner universities.

The programme offers specialized academic training in English and American Studies focusing on three core areas: literature, linguistics and cultural studies. The universities in the consortium work together to provide an international curriculum with regional aspects, and to ensure its academic quality.

After successful completion of the full programme, students will be awarded the joint MA degree of the core members of the consortium identifying the corresponding equivalent per country, and receive a diploma supplement.

The target group are graduates with the equivalent of a Bachelor’s or Diploma degree in English and/or American Studies (180 ECTS). Graduates from another philology can be admitted if the completed programme is judged to be equivalent through the regular admission procedure of the university to which the student applies.

Download the European Joint Master's Programme in English and American Studies leaflet(5.9 MB)

Partner Universities

Mobility Partners

The universities in the consortium work together to guarantee a high quality international curriculum with regional aspects. Each university offers the possibility of specialized academic training in the field of English and American Studies, focusing on one of the three emphases of the programme: literature, linguistic and cultural studies.

General Curriculum Regulations

You can find the general curriculum for the European Joint Master’s Programme in English and American Studies here.

You can find the German text of the examination regulations for the European Joint Master’s Programme in English and American Studies for students with Bamberg as home university here.

An English translation of the examination regulations can be downloaded here(409.6 KB). This English version, however, is not a legally binding document. For legal use, please consult the German document.

An English outline of the curriculum is provided on this website (cf. 'Synopsis' below).

Synopsis (Bamberg as Home University)

Click here (81.1 KB)for a synopsis of the course structure.

Please keep in mind that the third semester is recommended as your mobility term (although taking the mobility term in the second semester is also possible).

A more detailed outline of the module structure of the programme as well as of the individual modules can be found under Description of Module Structure and Module Handbook.

Courses offered for Joint programme students

Course Selection

Information concerning the courses can be found in UniVis, the online information system of Bamberg University. (click "Home", then "Lehrveranstaltungen einzelner Einrichtungen", then "Fakultät Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften", then "Anglistik", then the subject area you are looking for; please note that English Literature and American Literature have separate entries!) If you find "Joint Degree/Joint Programme" under the label "Modulzuordnung", this course is suitable for your programme of studies. 

For questions concerning your selection of courses for the term, please contact the student's counsellor for Joint Programme students at Bamberg.

Registering for Courses

Students register for courses via the FlexNow online registration system. Upon admittance to Bamberg university, you also receive your personal FlexNow access. A brief description of how to register via FlexNow is available here (in German).

FlexNow registration periods and help desk: Please check this website regularly for the registration dates (only includes the departments of English and American studies!)

The periods for registering for courses differ among the subject areas. Usually, registration is possible throughout the semester break. Please look up the specific deadlines in UniVis.

If you wish to register for a course and either have not yet received your FlexNow access code or have problems using the system, please contact the lecturer of your class. You can find the lecturers' e-mail addresses either in UniVis or on the Anglistik website, when selecting "Personen".