University of Bamberg

English and American Studies

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: English & American Studies, Language and Literary Studies, Global & European Studies
English only
Winter semester: 02 Oct
Summer semester: 09 Apr
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in English and/or American studies.

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

Applicants with degrees in other philologies may be considered if their preparation is deemed appropriate. To be eligible, students must have studied at least one-quarter of their previous course (corresponding to 45 ECTS) in English or American studies or another philology. Applicants with degrees in translation or business English must prove that their degree program contained at least one quarter (corresponding to 45 ECTS) in philological studies.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min C1
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: Pass.
min 7
min 250
min 98
min 600
PTE Academic
min 76
min ISE 3: Pass.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
All applicants need to send proof of language proficiency even if their language of instruction in their BA degree was English. English language proficiency can also be proven by the Michigan ECPE (Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English): "pass".

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:May 15 (German)May 15 (EU)May 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:November 15 (German)November 15 (EU)November 15 (Non EU)
Spring semester:

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: For applicants who need visa it is recommended to send a complete application for the winter semester until July 15th.
Summer semester: For applicants who need visa it is recommended to send a complete application for the summer semester around January 15th. Due to the general corona virus problem, enrollment for the summer semester 2020 is extended until April 30th, 2020.

Application Procedure & Selection

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

Application Documents

An online application at the University of Bamberg has to be filled in and then printed out to be sent via regular mail to the University of Bamberg (see address below). You need to include the following documents (authorized copies only, no originals). The originals of all your documents must be provided upon enrolment at Bamberg University.

  1. School leaving certificate + English/German translation (with which the student is eligible to study at a university in his/her home country).
  2. University diploma + English/German translation.
  3. Diploma supplement + English/German translation (if provided by your university).
  4. Language proficiency certificate (see language requirements).
  5. Transcript of your university records + English/German translation.

Special conditions apply for students who have earned their certificate(s) in one of the following countries:

  • China, Vietnam: an APS certificate has to be provided.
  • Mongolia: an APS certificate should be provided if possible.
  • Georgia: Georgian applicants must have all of their documents (school leaving certificate, university diploma, transcript of records, etc.) authenticated by an apostille, i.e. a validation stamp.
  • Iran: Iranian applicants need to provide have all of their documents (school leaving certificate, university diploma, transcript of records, etc.) legalized by the German Embassy in Teheran.
  • China, Iran, Korea, Turkey, Spain, Colombia: certificate of university entrance examination.


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96045 Bamberg

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website