Leipzig University

American Studies

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Global & European Studies, American Studies
English only
Winter semester: 27 Apr
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 American studies or in a field that overlaps with American studies (among them other literary studies, cultural studies, political science, etc). You need to have solid knowledge of US literature, culture, and history.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min C1
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: With grade C.
min 7
min 95
PTE Academic
min 76
min 1305
Specification: With 945 in listening/reading, 180 in speaking and 180 in writing.
min ISE 3
min III
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

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

Application Documents

To apply for the program, please submit the following materials:

  1. statement of purpose of approx. 750 words: please write an essay in which you discuss your reasons for applying to this program, your main areas of interest in the program, and how you hope to benefit from and contribute to the program.
  2. Resume (curriculum vitae/tabellarischer Lebenslauf): the resume should be in English, max. two pages. Do not include your date of birth or a photograph.
  3. Copy of bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the form of an initial university degree - including a transcript of records. Also permissible is evidence that you will have completed your BA degree by the start of the MA program. Your BA has to be in American studies or in a field that overlaps with American studies. The sufficiency of your knowledge of U.S. society, literature, and culture will be evaluated in the course of the entrance exam.
  4. Copy of your High School Diploma (Abiturzeugnis) - including a transcript - or equivalent.
  5. Documentation of any professional experience, vocational training, internships or other forms of training.
  6. Evidence of the English skills corresponding to level C1 (see language requirements).

Please note: The application pertaining to the ASL Admission Test does not replace the regular application to the university; the latter constitutes a process separate from the test at the Institute for American studies.

Further Information

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