Universität Hamburg

Indology and Tibetology

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Global & European Studies, Language and Literary Studies
English & other language
Summer semester:  15 Jan
Winter semester:  15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in "Sprachen und Kulturen des Indischen Subkontinents und Tibet" or a comparable degree in one of the following subjects: language and culture of the Indian subcontinent and Tibet (focus on language, literature, religion, philosophy or language, society), South Asian studies, Indology, Asian studies or an equivalent subject. Alternatively a first qualifying degree in a subject with a minimum of 50 credit points (ECTS) in courses or modules in South Asian Studies.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min B2
min 6.5
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
All applicants who received their secondary education outside of the U.K., Ireland, USA, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa must provide an internationally recognized certificate of proficiency in English. Depending on the selected profile: language skills in Sanskrit or Tamil (Indology profile) or Tibetan (Tibetology profile). In both profiles needs to be provided a minimum of 20 credit points or proof of an equivalent language training.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:February 01 (German)February 01 (EU)February 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:December 01 (German)December 01 (EU)December 01 (Non EU)

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: There are 2 rounds of application: from February 15th till March 31st, and from June 1st till July 15th.
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

Please submit uncertified copies of all documents. For documents not issued in German or English, a certified German or English translation is required.

  1. Printout of your online application.
  2. Degree certificate or provisional transcript of records: if you are still studying when you apply and cannot yet provide a final certificate containing your grades, please submit your current transcript of records confirming your provisional grade point average. You will then need to submit your degree certificate by the end of the first semester of your master’s program.
  3. Transcript(s) of records (same as ‚ÄėAcademic Transcript‚Äô or ‚ÄėMark Sheet‚Äô). If the relevance for the selected profile of the area (or sub-area) in which you completed your first University degree is not evident from the certificate, please enclose further certification (e.g. Transcript of Records).
  4. Higher school certificate.
  5. Curriculum vitae.
  6. Letter of motivation.
  7. Certificate of proficiency in English (see language requirements).
  8. Required additional language certificates (paper copy).

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website