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University of Bonn

Applied Linguistics

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: English & American Studies
English only
Winter semester:  31 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree in English studies is suitable if linguistic modules have been attended. Other programs are welcome if students passed modules that are of immediate relevance to the topics of 'applied linguistics' and which account for at least 36 LP ("Leistungspunkte"; Credit Points), including 18 LP in practical English language courses. The requirements for practical language courses can be lowered if participants can attest a comparable involvement with the English language by other means (e.g. English language competence certificates: or additional linguistics courses in relevant topic areas).

You may also apply if you have already acquired another Master's degree and the required linguistic background (BA level). However, you cannot apply if you already have an MA in Applied Linguistics.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min C1
min DSH 1
min TDN 3
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Even though the program is taught in English, you are required to show proof of your German skills in order to apply for our program. This means you will have to show proof of your German skills at the latest at the time of your enrollment at the university. In case you are still taking part in a German course just state this in your application.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:May 04 (German)May 04 (EU)May 04 (Non EU)
Summer semester:

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: There will be a second application period from August 24th, 2020 to August 31st, 2020.
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  1. The application form for the University of Bonn.
  2. A notarized copy of their B.A. certificate and diploma supplement (students still enrolled in a B.A. program at the time of application, please submit their current transcript of grades).
  3. A certified copy of their high school diploma.

Please note that these documents should not be sent via post or e-mail, but need to be uploaded to the University of Bonn's application portal which can be accessed during the application period for this program.

Please upload additional documents such as additional certificates with your application (or send them to bael@uni-bonn.de during the application period in case the upload is not possible).

Note: after you have been accepted to the program, you will need to show a certificate attesting German language competence (DSH-1 or TestDaF TDN3) before registering as a student of the university.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website