Art History

The most important facts at a glance:



Bachelor of Arts (Two-subject Bachelor)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters


winter and summer semester
Language of Instruction: german

Admission restrictions:

open admission


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

winter semester: June 1 - September 1

summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

winter semester: June 1 - July 15

summer semester: December 1 - January 15


Art History (M.A.)


Department of Art History


Faculty 07: History and Cultural Studies


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

The B.A. course "Art History and Archeology - from the ancient to the modern" at the JGU provides an innovative and interdisciplinary opportunity to study three of the most important subjects in the field of art history and archeology:

  • Art History
  • Christian Archeology and Byzantine Art History
  • Classical Archeology

in one joint course.

Depending on the individual focus area chosen by the student, the components of the three subjects can be weighted differently according to a defined method.

The Bachelor is awarded in one of the three subjects - Art History, Christian Archeology and Byzantine Art History, or Classical Archeology.

Once the Bachelor's degree is complete, students have the option of completing a Master of Arts in one of the three subjects, in a subject-specific two-year postgraduate course.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).