Comparative Studies - Comparative Literature and Cultural Studiesfull time

  • Bachelor


  • 6 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Gießen


  • September 2024 (Germans and inhabitants)

    August 2024 (EU), August 2024 (Non-EU)
    Please enquire

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • Cultural Studies
  • Comparative Literary Studies
  • Comparative Linguistics

Literary Studies, Cultural Studies


The Bachelor's programme Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies offers an introduction to the methods and subjects of general and comparative literary studies. Key texts of European and international literatures and the worldwide networking of literary texts, their different reception histories and interactions with other arts and media are dealt with. In the process, various systematic approaches to dealing with texts, media and their diverse cultural contexts are acquired. Reading courses, optional language courses, an internship module or semester abroad and specialisation areas also open up your own design options. Information and courses for prospective students can be found at:

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Language requirements:

Lecture period
  • 15.04.2024 - 19.07.2024
  • 14.10.2024 - 14.02.2025

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2024/2025)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    01.06.2024 - 01.09.2024

    For advanced education masters, different deadlines will apply, see

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    01.06.2024 - 15.08.2024

    For advanced education masters, different deadlines will apply, see

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

    01.06.2024 - 15.08.2024

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    01.06.2024 - 01.09.2024

    as per letter of acceptance

Languages of instruction

Main language


DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service