Application and Enrolment

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the German Linguistics master’s degree programme require a university degree or an equivalent undergraduate qualification from Germany or another country, completed in at least six semesters and comprising at least 180 ECTS points, with a final mark of ‘good’ (2.5) or better.

Applicants who did not acquire at least 20 ECTS points in the field of German linguistics during their qualifying studies will be admitted to the Master of Arts in German Linguistics on the condition that they complete the foundation module Linguistics (8 ECTS points) and the advanced modules Linguistics I: Language History (6 ECTS points) and Linguistics II: Linguistics (6 ECTS points) in accordance with the applicable study and examination regulations for the German Language, Literatures and Cultures bachelor’s degree programme at the University of Bamberg. The student is required to provide evidence of having successfully completed the aforementioned two modules no later than the end of the second semester.

Foreign-language Proficiency

Admission to the module examinations of the German Linguistics master’s programme requires knowledge of English. Completion of five years of English lessons at school (corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is accepted as evidence of sufficient English proficiency.

German Proficiency (for international students)

Admission to the German Linguistics master’s programme at the University of Bamberg requires very good mastery of German.

The following language examinations are accepted as proof:

  • Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom,
  • DSH-3,
  • TestDaF 4 x 5.

Upon presentation of proof at the C1 level, provisional enrollment is granted with the condition that the module German as a foreign language for international students of German studies C2 (to be completed at the Language Centre of the University) or equivalent proof of language proficiency at the C2 level is presented by the end of the second semester at the latest.

Programme Start, Application, Duration of Study

You can start the German Linguistics master’s degree programme in the winter or summer semester.

Applications are open until each semester’s enrolment deadline. See the university website for concrete dates. The course can be completed in four semesters (standard programme duration).

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