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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

English Literatures

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: English & American Studies, Language and Literary Studies
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree in English studies/Englisch/Anglistik or in comparative literature (literary and cultural studies, literary history, literary theory, methodologies) is required, or an equivalent degree with a minimum of 60 credit points in English studies. In Germany - as in the United States and Great Britain - English studies are understood to focus on literary and cultural studies. If your previous BA program is specialized in linguistics, translation, or didactics, you do not meet the academic requirements.

You can check the official admission requirements here (document in German language).

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min C1
min II certificate: 1.3
min III certificate: 3.0
min 6.5
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: With Grade B to C.
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: With Grade A.
min 100
min 600
CEFR German
min B2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
Native English speakers and applicants whose BA degree is from an English-speaking country are exempt.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:May 01 (German)May 01 (EU)May 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:
In 3 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
Application Fee:
75 ‚ā¨ for the first application, 30 ‚ā¨ for each additional

Application Documents

Please note that an application cannot be considered unless uni-assist has received all the required documentation within the prescribed period.

The following documents must be attached to an application:

  1. Officially authenticated copies of educational certificates obtained so far, including the secondary school leaving certificate together with marks received and, if applicable, university entrance examination documentation, evidence of study areas and grades obtained in previous studies including an explanation of the given grading system, graduation certificate and, if applicable, diploma supplement.
  2. Enrolment certificate, if you are a student at another German or European higher education institution at the time you apply for a place at Humboldt, or certificate of exmatriculation (Exmatrikulationsbescheinigung) specifying the areas of study and number of semesters if you have previously studied at another higher education institution in Germany.
  3. German translations of all certificates (exception: documents in English) as officially authenticated copies.
  4. Evidence of German language skills (see language requirements) and/or English, French, Spanish proof, etc. as officially authenticated copies - if applicable for the chosen subject.
  5. CV starting with the beginning of school education up till now.
  6. A photocopy of your passport or identity card (for applicants from the EU).
  7. The self-assessment sheet is required for some Masters (available as a pdf file on the uni-assist application portal). For every master, the entry and language requirements have to be taken into account.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website