The most important facts at a glance:
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winter and summer semester
You find information on the application procedure for international students here.
Winter semester: April 1 - May 15
Summer semester: October 1 - November 15
Required Bachelor's degree:
|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.
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
- Proof of a Bachelor’s examination in a degree program oriented to modern languages, Cultural Studies or Education or an equivalent final degree from a university in Germany or abroad. In justified cases, an application can be submitted in recognition of a diploma in a degree program not mentioned above; the Examination Committee makes a decision on the application. In cases of doubt, the Examination Committee will decide on the basis of an individual examination.
- Proof of (basic) linguistic knowledge of 4 credit hours per week or a minimum of 6 credit points with graded transcripts (if not already verified in the degree program). If this proof is not provided, the student can enroll provided that they obtain the required graded transcript later before their first semester ends. The appropriate courses will be determined in a departmental student advising session. If proof is not provided to the Examination Committee within the deadline mentioned, the student will no longer be allowed to continue their program. Their enrollment will be canceled without further notice.
- In addition, foreign applicants for a place at university from non-German-speaking countries must provide proof of proficiency in the German language measured by the “German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH)” at DSH-3 or level 5 of the TestDaF (listening comprehension: TDN4 is acceptable) or an equivalent examination at level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
- According to the University’s DSH examination regulations, Part A, Paragraph §1, Section 4, a student can enroll on a temporary basis with a proven linguistic level of DSH-2, TDN4 or C1; the required linguistic proficiency can be obtained within a year of study.
- Students are expected to have sufficient knowledge of English to read English specialist literature (according to Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). This is in addition to basic knowledge of at least one other language (according to Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
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).