Bielefeld University

InterAmerican Studies

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Cultural Studies, Global & European Studies
English & other language
Winter semester: 15 Jul
Summer semester: 15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Start Dates
Winter Semester: October
Summer Semester: April
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 one of the sub-disciplines of English, Hispanic, sociology, political science or history, or a regional science degree with a corresponding focus.

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.

GPA Rate 2.70
GPA Comment

It's not a requirement, but a lesser GPA than 2.7 won't get you a good score for the admission process.

Language Requirements

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

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

Additional information:
Access also requires that the applicant has knowledge of English and Spanish. The evidence is usually given before the start of the course, for Spanish by proof of language skills at least at level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference). The comparability of certificates or study and examination performances from other universities is determined by the selection committee. Proof of language proficiency is also deemed to have been provided if the applicant has acquired his or her academic qualification at a university in an Anglophone or Hispanic country. German language skills are beneficial for the course; however, proof of this is waived for enrollment.

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:

Application Procedure & Selection

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

Application Documents

The following documents are needed in order to apply:

  1. Certificate of undergraduate studies or equivalent degree in disciplines related to InterAmerican Studies. If you do not have the certificate by the date of application, you can send an official transcript of records.
  2. Certificate of advanced knowledge of English and Spanish.
  3. Letter of motivation (2-3 pages).
  4. Curriculum vitae (tabular form).
  5. Due to the DAAD-funded scholarship program, a more stringent selection process applies to the double-degree option.

In addition to the online application, in accordance with the admission guidelines, sending documentation by post is necessary.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website