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University of Göttingen

Digital Нumanitiеs

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Digital Management, Digitization, Digital Transformation, Digital Humanities
English only
Winter semester: 01 Jun
Summer semester: 01 Dec
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction 
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent).

Verification required of academic performance in the scope of at least 60 ECTS in humanities, social sciences, economics, or computer sciences, including 21 ECTS in digital humanities, computer philology, digital archaeology, or closely related disciplinеs.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
min III
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: At least 160 points (grade C).
min 5.5
min 81
PTE Academic
min 59
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
Successful completion of a test (a-f) must not be more than two years prior to the date of your application for admission. Applicants who have spent at least one year studying or working in an English-speaking country are exempt from these requirements. Moreover, the exemption applies to applicants who have successfully completed a course of study of at least two years in the English language (proof required) as well.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: Additional application period: September 15th – September 30th (this only applies for applicants from EU countries and for applicants with a resident permit for Germany).
Summer semester: Additional application period: March 15th – March 31st (this only applies for applicants from EU countries and for applicants with a resident permit for Germany).

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction 
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:


Application Documents

The following application documents are required:

  1. Bachelor's degree certificate with a transcript of records. If the originals are not in English or German, these documents have to be submitted additionally in the form of certified German or English translations. You may apply for a place in any of the master's programs even if you have not yet fully completed your bachelor's degree. If you fulfill the program requirements, you can be conditionally admitted and you can enroll, even if you have not completed your bachelor's degree. Please note, though, that your bachelor's degree must be completed by November 15 (application for the winter semester) or by May 15 (application for the summer semester). Göttingen students do not have to hand in their bachelor's diplomas separately as the alumni list is kept at the Faculty. However, it is strongly recommended that Göttingen students keep a close eye on the list of grades in FlexNow to make sure that all grades are entered in due time.
  2. CV in German or English with a meaningful representation of the education.
  3. If necessary, appropriate documentation to prove specific language skills for the chosen MA program, if special access requirements have been defined (see language requirements).
  4. If necessary, descriptions of the finished BA courses.
  5. Placement in a higher semester If you apply for a placement in a higher semester of a master's degree program (with a planned relocation to Göttingen), further documentation of respective studies and/or appropriate credit certificates must be included.

Applications that are received incomplete, not in due form, or past the deadlines are excluded from further proceedings.


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Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website