University of Konstanz

Linguistics

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Language and Literary Studies
M.A.
Degree
English
English & other language
Language
Winter semester:  15 Jun
Summer semester:  15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Duration
Free / €1500
Tuition fees (per semester)
Starting
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Application:
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the field of linguistics. In exceptional cases, applicants may be admitted who have completed a qualifying degree in another comparable study program.

Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.

GPA Rate 2.50
GPA Comment

A qualifying degree with the grade "good" (2.5) or better.

Language Requirements


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

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

Additional information:
Different areas of specialization require knowledge of different languages: "English language and linguistics" requires English at level C1 (CEFR); "Romance languages and linguistics" requires language skills at level C1 (CEFR) in the corresponding language; "Slavic languages and linguistics" requires Russian language skills at level C1 (CEFR). International applicants also need documentation of their German language skills, corresponding to level DSH 2 or a minimum of 4 points in all 4 areas of the TestDaf. For the area of specialization "English language and linguistics" no German language skills are required.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines



Applications are open from:
Winter semester:May 12 (German)May 12 (EU)May 12 (Non EU)
Summer semester:December 08 (German)December 08 (EU)December 08 (Non EU)

Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
None
Application:
directly at University
Application Fee:
none

Application Documents


  1. You have to submit documentation of your qualifying degree with the grade "good" (2.5) or better of a three-year (or more) study program in the field of linguistics [minimum degree: bachelor of arts (BA) or equivalent] at an institution of higher education or ‘Berufsakademie’.
  2. In exceptional cases, applicants may be admitted who have completed a qualifying degree in another, comparable study program with academic achievements that make successful participation in the master's program in linguistics likely.
  3. You have to provide documentation of English language skills (see language requirements). Depending on the area of specialization, you must provide a certificate of knowledge of another language.
  4. When recognizing degrees completed outside of Germany and converting grade into the German grading standard, the recommendations of the Kultusministerkonferenz (conference of ministers of education) - Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen ZaB (Central Office for Foreign Education), agreements on equivalence of the Federal Republic of Germany and agreements with partner universities have to be considered. For the area of specialization "English language and linguistics", no German language skills are required.

International applicants:

  • Documentation of German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4, or a language test recognized as equivalent. For the area of specialization "English Language and Linguistics" no German language skills are required.
  • Applicants from China: APS certificate (original) issued by the German Embassy in Beijing.
  • Applicants from Vietnam: APS certificate (original) issued by the German Embassy in Hanoi.

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website