Universität Hamburg

Manuscript Cultures

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Language and Literary Studies, History, Ancient Studies
English only
Winter semester:  15 Jul
Application Deadlines
1 Year (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in one of the subjects taught in the program (African studies and linguistics, Ethiopian studies, ancient history, assyriology, Austronesian studies, classical Greek studies, historical musicology, Indology, Islamic studies, Japanese studies, Jewish philosophy and religion, art history, medieval and modern history, Sinology, Thai studies, Turkology) or a related one; in exceptional cases, the above access requirements may be derogated from the fact that due to special circumstances, at least equivalent qualification and suitability may be assumed.

Language Requirements

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

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

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:June 01 (German)June 01 (EU)June 01 (Non EU)
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 English or German, a certified English or German translation is required.

  1. Signed 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.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website