Universität Regensburg

European-American Studies

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Political Sciences, Business and Economics, History, Ancient Studies
English only
Winter semester:  01 Jun
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a program with components related to the study of North America and Europe.

GPA Comment

Above-average first academic degree.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
If you have obtained a study degree at a secondary or post-secondary American institution, you do not have to submit an English language certificate. The M.A. program in European-American Studies is an English-language program. It is required to hold or acquire basic German language skills (level A1 or equivalent) in order to benefit fully from the interdisciplinary range of the program and attend classes in related disciplines.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

Please send the following documents as one PDF-file (in the order indicated below) by e-mail to american.studies@ur.de:

  1. CV (including the exact titles + grades of your qualifications as well as the full name of the university you received your B.A./academic degree from).
  2. cover letter in English (approx. two pages).
  3. B.A. certificate (or equivalent): if the B.A. certificate is not yet available, please include an official transcript amounting to at least 150 credit points or 5/6 of the required courses and exams of your program.
  4. Certified translation of B.A./academic degree certificate (only if the certificate is NOT in German or English).
  5. A transcript of academic records, that lists the attended courses and documents hitherto achieved credit points (at least 150 credit points) as well as your grade average.
  6. Certified translation of transcript (only if the transcript is NOT in German or English).
  7. thesis-driven academic essay (including works cited) in English of 12,000-15,000 characters (including blanks).

Topic 2020:

In the past and present, Europeans have defined themselves and their 'Europeanness' in relation to America, just as Americans have used concepts of Europe to construct their own notions of identity in the multiple and repeatedly changing contexts of European-American relations.
Reflect on how perceptions and images of the respective other have shaped and continue to shape debates about European and American identities. Substantiate your points with concrete examples and case-studies from whichever historical periods and cultural contexts you may choose. Those can, for example, range from, but are by no means limited to, colonialism to 21st-century protest movements, from migration to reproductive rights, from cartography to social media, etc.

  1. English-language certificate (see language requirements).
  2. Certificate of your secondary school degree (high school or equiv.)
  3. Certified translation of the certificate of your secondary school degree (only if it is NOT in German or English).
  4. International applicants: additional mandatory application form.
  5. International applicants: a copy of the passport.
  6. Applicants from China, Vietnam, and Mongolia: APS Certificate.
  7. Any other relevant certificates.
  8. Documentation of relevant stays abroad.
  9. Documentation of relevant academic and extra-curricular activities such as internships, projects, etc.

Please note:

  • All documents must be in either English or German. Simple copies of certificates and certified translations are sufficient for the application. However, all original documents must be shown at the Registrar's Office for enrollment.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website