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German Studies

full time

  • Master of Arts


  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Essen


  • 28 days left (Germans and inhabitants)

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
German Studies

A completed university degree is required\; Possibly further entrance requirements (see examination regulations, inquire at the faculty)\; A certificate of equivalence for the first degree must be obtained from the faculty and submitted at the time of enrolment\; Studying at more than 140 partner universities within the framework of ERASMUS possible\; Partner higher education institutions: www.uni-due.de/international/partner.shtml

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Degree in German Studies: Literature, Language, Culture and Communication" in a dual-subject Bachelor's programme at the University of Duisburg-Essen or an equivalent / comparable course in English Studies, American Studies or Linguistics (depending on the chosen specialisation in the Master's degree in German Studies: Literature and Culture). Generally recognised as equivalent: - A relevant course of at least three years with a first professionally qualifying academic degree and a overall workload of at least 180 credits) in the field of German Studies or Linguistics at another higher education institution within the scope of the Higher Education Framework Act (HRG) or - A relevant degree at a different higher education institution outside the scope of the Higher Education Framework Act (HRG) where no significant difference in quality from a degree at a higher education institution within the scope of the Higher Education Framework Act (HRG) can be proven. The overall grade of the academic degree must generally be at least 2.5 or better.

Lecture period
  • 04.04.2022 - 15.07.2022
  • 10.10.2022 - 03.02.2023

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2022/2023)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    01.06.2022 - 31.10.2022

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    01.06.2022 - 31.10.2022

Tuition fee

Languages of instruction

Main language


International office

Akademisches Auslandsamt / Campus Essen

Student advisory service

Akademisches Beratungs-Zentrum Studium und Beruf (ABZ)