Goethe University Frankfurt

Linguistics

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Language and Literary Studies
M.A.
Degree
English
English only
Language
Summer semester:  28 Feb
Winter semester:  31 Aug
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Duration
Free
Tuition fees (per semester)
Starting
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Application:
Uni-Assist
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in linguistics or a program with a similar context. The examination board decides whether the content corresponds or not. In cases of doubt, admission to the master’s program will depend on an entry examination that students have to pass.

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.

In individual cases, applicants with a bachelor’s degree from another German or foreign university may be admitted to the master’s program subject to additional course work and module assessments worth up to 30 CP in order to establish equivalence with the bachelor’s program Linguistics at the Goethe University. The exact extent of such additional requirements is determined by the Admissions Board.

If the university entrance qualification for the consecutive master’s program (namely the bachelor’s degree) has not yet been completed, you can apply for the program with a transcript of records on the basis of at least 80% of the required CP for the bachelor's degree. This provisional certificate must be issued by an office authorized to award grades or issue certificates. If a student is admitted, this will be on a provisional basis. Provisional admission is valid for 6 months.

Language Requirements


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

languageEnglish
CERF English
min B2
TOEFL iBT
min 110
TOEFL CBT
min 270
IELTS
min 6.5
Cambridge
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: At least `Good’ in each section.
Cambridge
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: At least `Good’ in each section.
Cambridge
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: At least `Good’ in each section.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
Test demonstrating English competence has to be completed no more than 2 years prior to the time of application. English language knowledge can also be proven by a completed bachelor's degree in Linguistics from Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, or equivalent qualification in Linguistics with English as the language of instruction from either a German or foreign university, or equivalent qualification in English or American Studies.

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)

Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
None
Application:
Uni-Assist
Application Fee:
free of charge

Application Documents


Documents to be submitted:

  1. If you are not already enrolled at Goethe-University Frankfurt: university entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels).
  2. Bachelor’s degree certificate.
  3. If the bachelor's degree has not yet been completed:
    • A transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study program and average grade.
  4. Proof of English language skills (see language requirements).
  5. APS certificate for applicants from Vietnam, China, and Mongolia (original).

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website