Slavic Studies: Polish Studies (B.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Bachelor of Arts (Two-subject Bachelor)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters


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

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


Slavic Studies (M.A.)


Department of Slavic 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

Slavic Studies examines the languages, literatures and cultures of the eastern, central-eastern and south-eastern European linguistic communities. In addition to Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine, this encompasses Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and the Balkans, including the states of the former Yugoslavia. The Slavic language area begins in the west with the Sorbs in Germany, and in the east extends to Bering Sea in the Pacific. Studies in Slavic linguistics and literature involve more than just the interpretation of Slavic literature or the acquisition of Slavic languages. Although the acquisition and perfection of such language skills is an important requirement, it is not the only aim of Slavic Studies. Students of Slavic Studies engage themselves intensively with the linguistic, literary and cultural elements of the Slavic language area. This includes includes studying the history, politics, economy, and geography, as well as the cultural and social conditions of the countries of central-eastern, eastern and south-eastern Europe.

To a large extent, Slavic Studies applies comparative methods. This means that the field compares the different Slavic languages, cultures and countries with one another as well as with non-Slavic linguistic and cultural areas.

In addition to acquiring specialist knowledge, students have the opportunity to acquire key skills in academic writing, competence in foreign cultures, and working independently, among others, and can obtain a foundation for careers in non-philological areas.


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).