Philosophy (B.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:



Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Two-subject Bachelor

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters


winter and summer semester

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


Philosophy (M.A.)


Department of Philosophy


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

Philosophy analyses the conditions and premises of thought and cognition as well as the position of mankind in the world. Among other things, philosophy asks the question of how ethical and moral norms can be promulgated and justified and how human life can be organized rationally.

During the course of its history, which spans thousands of years, philosophy has had an interrelationship with other sciences. This created the various branches of philosophy, including metaphysics, ontology, hermeneutics, epistemology, logic, ethics, aesthetics, language philosophy, and the philosophies of history and law. These branches form part of the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, with both a historical and a systematic focus.


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).