Enrolment and Language Proficiency
There are no specific admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies. You can begin your studies in the summer or winter semester. The only requirement for admission is a general or subject-specific school-leaving qualification permitting university admission or an equivalent qualification.
To be successful in your studies, you will need good English proficiency at the level normally taught within five school years. At the beginning of your studies, your English proficiency will be evaluated in a placement test. Students of English and American Studies as a major subject must also have proficiency in another modern or ancient foreign language. For a modern foreign language, you need to provide evidence of proficiency at level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Knowledge of Latin or Ancient Greek may be proven with a school report from an officially recognised high school showing at least a ‘sufficient’ (ausreichend) result after three years of mandatory lessons in the first or second foreign language or an international equivalent thereof.
Because you only need to provide evidence of proficiency in a second foreign language other than English when registering your bachelor’s thesis, you may acquire this language over the course of your studies. You may use the ECTS points from your Studium Generale for this purpose. The Language Centre at the University of Bamberg offers a wide range of language courses.