German Studiesfull time

  • Master of Arts


  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Gießen


  • September 2024 (Germans and inhabitants)

    August 2024 (EU), August 2024 (Non-EU)
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Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Summer and Winter Semester

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

German as a Foreign Language, Holocaust and Camp Literature, Text and Media Linguistics, Modern German literature in media and cultural contexts, Comparative Studies

Target group

Graduates of a Germanstic Bachelor's degree programme


The Master's degree programme German Studies is anchored in the linguistic and literary studies as well as media and cultural studies focal points of the Institute for German Studies. Based on this, the degree programme offers a research-oriented qualification with opportunities for individual specialist specialisation. The Master's degree programme is made up of two attractive electives that can be freely combined.

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Admission requires the completion of a Bachelor's degree programme or a comparable qualification in which at least 40 CP from the subject German Studies were acquired. The completed courses of study for a teaching profession at primary schools, teaching professions at lower secondary schools and intermediate secondary schools, teaching professions at grammar schools, teaching professions at special needs schools, teaching professions at vocational schools are also recognised, provided that the teaching subject German has been completed. The examination committee can recognise other courses of study as equivalent on an individual case review basis. Admission may be subject to the condition of additional academic achievements to catch up on required knowledge of up to 30 CP, proof of which must be provided within the first two semesters.

Lecture period
  • 15.04.2024 - 19.07.2024
  • 14.10.2024 - 14.02.2025

Application deadlines

Summer semester (2024)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    Expired (Universitywide deadline)

    Information: For advanced education masters, different deadlines will apply, see

  • 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)


  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    Expired (Universitywide deadline)

    Information: For advanced education masters, different deadlines will apply, see

Winter semester (2024/2025)

Languages of instruction

Main language


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