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American Studies

full time

  • Bachelor of Arts


  • 6 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Berlin


  • expired (Germans and inhabitants)

    expired (EU), expired (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • American Studies
  • General Literary Studies

literary and cultural processes in the USA


Combination Bachelor without teaching qualification option Please note the special admission requirements (language skills), see “degree course website“

Admission modus

selection by the HEI

Admission requirements

Command of English at a level comparable to minimum level B2 CEFR Proofs: - TOEFL test (Internet-based test min. 87, paper-based test: 560) or - Cambridge First Certificate in English (B-C) or: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Certificate (min. 5.0) or - The level is deemed to have been reached if English was demonstrably studied as a continued foreign language in accordance with the 'uniform examination requirements for the school-leaving examination in English' ('Einheitliche Prüfungsanforderungen in der Abiturprüfung Englisch') and/or the 'educational standards for the continued foreign language (English/French) for the general higher education entrance qualification' ('Bildungsstandards für die fortgeführte Fremdsprache (Englisch/Französisch) für die Allgemeine Hochschulreife') in the last four semesters of the school leaving certificate (Abitur) (qualification phase) and the course was demonstrably passed with a minimum grade of 4 (= 5 grade points).

Lecture period
  • 17.10.2022 - 18.02.2023
  • 17.04.2023 - 22.07.2023

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2022/2023)
  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    Expired (Universitywide deadline)

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    Expired (Universitywide deadline)

  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    Expired (Universitywide deadline)

Languages of instruction

Main language


Further languages


International office

Abt. VI Internationales

Student advisory service

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