African Languages, Media and Communication (B.A.)

Joint study program of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Goethe University Frankfurt .

The most important facts at a glance:


Bachelor of Arts (Two-subject Bachelor)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters

If "African Languages, Media and Communication" is chosen as a minor subject in combination with a major subject at the Goethe University Frankfurt, the standard period of studies of the major subject applies.


Winter semester
Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2
Required course for the Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung):
S/G-Course. To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


Application at either JGU or Goethe University Frankfurt, depending on the chosen combination of subjects.

African Languages, Media and Communication as a major subject:

Application at the university offering your chosen minor subject

African Languages, Media and Communication as a minor subject:

Application at the university offering your chosen major subject

In case of an application at JGU

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


In case of an application at JGU

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

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


Department of Anthropology and African Studies


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

You can find information on the subject matter on the corresponding German website:

Afrikanische Sprachen, Medien und Kommunikation (B.A.)


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

The Academic Advisory 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).