German as a Foreign Language/German as a Second Language (M.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:



Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters


Winter semester

Admission restrictions:



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


Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

German Studies (B.A.)

German (B.Ed.)

For other required Bachelor's degrees, for instance within philology, please see the entrance requirements.


Department of German Studies


Faculty 05: Philosophy and Philology


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

Subject Matter

The goal of the Master's program is to bring empirical, theoretical, practical and didactic aspects so close together that students are optimally prepared for their future work, be it scientific or practical language instruction. The course of study is intercultural and interdisciplinary in nature and aims to equip graduates for diverse work in the field of adult foreign language education (as a foreign language teacher, continuing education teacher, etc.) and cultural transmission at home and abroad. In addition to acquiring the appropriate specialist knowledge, students will also be able to conduct independent empirical investigations or handle practical problems. Last but not least, students will acquire sound intercultural skills.

Master entrance requirements

You can find information about the entrance requirements on the corresponding German website:
Deutsch als Fremdsprache (M.A.)


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).