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Leibniz Universität Hannover

German and English Linguistics

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Language and Literary Studies, Linguistics, English Studies
English & German
Winter semester: 15 Jul
Summer semester: 15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
students from Non-EU Countries: uni-assiststudents from All other options: directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a philological study with a linguistic component is required. Modern language philologies with a linguistic component are considered to be technically suitable. Equivalence is determined in accordance with the evaluation proposals of the Central Office for Foreign Education at the Secretariat of the Conference of Ministers of Education. The decision as to whether the previous course is technically suitable is made by the body responsible for this in accordance with the examination regulations; the determination can be accompanied by a secondary provision to make up for missing modules within two semesters.

If the degree is not yet available at the time of application, it is necessary that 83.33% of the total required achievements have been successfully completed (i.e. there are at least 150 credit points). If applicants are unable to provide proof of the required 150 CP by July 15th of the year (for the following winter semester) or until January 15th of the year (for the following summer semester), the examination board decides in individual cases on admission subject to conditions and proof of the required credit points by September 15th of the year (for the following winter semester) or until March 15th of the year (for the following summer semester).

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
min B2 First (FCE)
min 5.5
min 72
min 543
PTE Academic
min 59
Telc English B2-C1 University
min B2-C1
min II
CEFR German
min C1
min DSH 2
min TDN 4
Deutsche Sprachdiplom (DSD)
min DSD II (B2/C1)
min C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)
telc Deutsch
min C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Applicants with English as their mother tongue do not have to provide any further proof of their knowledge of English beyond their certificate. Applicants who do not have a German university entrance qualification or have not obtained their bachelor's degree at a German university must also have a good knowledge of the English language and a good knowledge of the German language. German proficiency can also be proven by exam part "German" of the assessment test at preparatory colleges or ÖSD certificate C1.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:June 01 (German)June 01 (EU)June 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:December 01 (German)December 01 (EU)December 01 (Non EU)
Spring semester:
In 10 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
students from Non-EU Countries: uni-assiststudents from All other options: directly at the University
Application Fee:

€ 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional

Application Documents

For a proper application, the following documents are required:

  1. The fully completed application for the degree program (online), which must also be printed out and signed, including the necessary documents, sent to the I-Office by post.
  2. A certified copy of your completed university degree (if necessary a preliminary confirmation) or proof of 150 credit points.
  3. If applicable, language certificates German (C 1) and/or English (B 2). For details see language requirements.
  4. A two-to-three page curriculum vitae (curriculum vitae) (in German or English).

Applications from China and Vietnam:

It is essential for Chinese (except Macao and Hong Kong) and Vietnamese applicants who completed their bachelor's degree in their home country to submit a scan of an original individual APS certificate with their application.

APS checks the applicant's qualification for admission to higher education and the academic credits of applicants wishing to study in Germany. A group APS will not be accepted.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website