University of Bayreuth

African Verbal and Visual Arts: Languages, Literatures, Media and Art

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Language and Literary Studies, Art Studies, Art Pedagogy, Global & European Studies, African Studies, Linguistics
English only & German language course
Winter semester: 15 Jul/01 Oct
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in African linguistics, African literature, media in Africa, curational studies, or a related discipline.

GPA Rate 2.50
GPA Comment

Grade point average of 2.5 or better (according to the German grading scale).

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min B2
CEFR German
min A1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
The knowledge of German (level A1) can also be obtained during the first year of studying in Bayreuth.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:April 01 (German)April 01 (EU)April 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

  1. Curriculum vitae.
  2. Enter the favoured field of specialization (Afr. Linguistics/Afr. Literatures/Arts, Curational St. & Media in Africa/Swahili Studies/Multidiscipl. Studies).
  3. Grade conversion using the Bavarian Formula.
  4. Language certificate of English and German (see language requirements).
  5. Secondary school leaving certificate including subjects and grades, in original language + certified translation in German or English.
  6. Transcript of records including subjects and grades - at least 150 ECTS points with a final grade corresponding to "2,5" or better on the German grading system, in original language + certified translation in German or English.
  7. Written presentation of course-specific competencies in a motivation letter.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website