- Winter semester
- Mode of admission:
- without admission restriction
- directly at the University
- Study mode:
- On campus
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.
The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.
Specification: With grade C.
Specification: With 945 in listening/reading, 180 in speaking and 180 in writing.
Application & Admission
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- → see your personal application deadline & tuition fee
(starting in October)
(starting in April)
Application Procedure & Selection
To apply for the program, please submit the following materials:
- A 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.
- Resume (curriculum vitae/tabellarischer Lebenslauf): the resume should be in English, max. two pages. Do not include your date of birth or a photograph.
- 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.
- Copy of your High School Diploma (Abiturzeugnis) - including a transcript - or equivalent.
- Documentation of any professional experience, vocational training, internships or other forms of training.
- 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.
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