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German Studies

full time

  • Bachelor


  • 6 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Gießen


  • expired (Germans and inhabitants)

    expired (EU), expired (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • German Studies
  • General Literary Studies
  • General Linguistic Science

Literature, Language


The Bachelor's degree programme German Studies comprises linguistic and literary studies as well as media and cultural studies content. Based on this, the degree programme provides central key qualifications for a wide range of professional fields of humanities scholars (e.g. archives, libraries and museums\; Educational and cultural institutions\; Information Services and New Media\; Journalism and public relations\; Publishing) as well as a sound basis for a subsequent Master's degree programme. In addition to a well-founded specialist academic education for the reflective use of German language and literature, practical and project-like forms of work are therefore integrated into the course of study. The professional offer is supplemented by a required work placement/internship.

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Lecture period
  • 17.10.2022 - 10.02.2023
  • 11.04.2023 - 14.07.2023

Application deadlines

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


    For advanced education masters, different deadlines will apply, see

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union


    For advanced education masters, different deadlines will apply, see

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


  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students


    as per letter of acceptance

Languages of instruction

Main language


International office

Akademisches Auslandsamt

Student advisory service

Zentrale Studienberatung (ZSB)