University of Göttingen

Modern Indian Studies

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Global & European Studies, Language and Literary Studies
English only
Winter semester:  15 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (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. You must have sufficient credits (at least 50 ECTS) in a related field. Related fields are development studies, geography, history, gender or diversity studies, Indian studies, Indology, Islam studies, ethnology or cultural anthropology, media studies, political science, religious studies, social and economic history, sociology or economics.

For a study focus on Development Economics of India, 30 of these 50 ECTS have to be in economics.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

There have to be 150 ECTS completed and recorded on the date of application.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min C1
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: At least C - 180 points.
min 6.5
min 110
min III
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Successful completion of the test must not date back further than three years prior to receipt of the application for enrolment and admission to the master’s degree program. Applicants whose mother tongue is not English must have sufficient knowledge of the English language. Exempt from the requirement to provide proof of testing are for applicants who have spent at least one year studying or working in the United States of America, Canada (with the exception of the province of QuĂ©bec), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including associated territories), the Republic of Ireland, Australia or New Zealand within the four years prior to receipt of the application for admission; and for applicants who completed a study program taught completely in English in the last three years prior to receipt of the application for admission, if (a) the admission requirement for the study program was proficiency in English at a C1 level (at minimum) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or (b) the level C1 (CEFR) or higher was completed as part of certified academic achievements during the course of studies. In either case, proof (in the form of an official certificate issued by the institution responsible for the study program) is required. An exception can only be claimed with proof submitted with the application documents.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:April 06 (German)April 06 (EU)April 06 (Non EU)
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

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

Application Documents

  1. Single-handedly signed application of approval (will be submitted via e-mail after successfull registration).
  2. Final record/degree certificate (bachelor) (where required in certified copy) if the preliminary studies are concluded and the document is already at hand. The final record/degree certificate (bachelor) can be handed in later. The high school diploma does not have to be uploaded.
  3. Overview of previous examination results (Transcript of record, FlexNow overview for students having previously studied at Georg-August-University Göttingen) including credits (at least 150 ECTS at time of application) and average grade (the summary of achievements is necessary to prove that the admission requirements are fulfilled).
  4. CV/personal data sheet with references to educational background, language skills, internships and research experience.
  5. A written motivation letter (up to two pages) from which the motivation for taking up the study is clearly recognizable.
  6. Applicants whose mother tongue is not English, will have to proof a sufficient knowledge of English (see language requirements).

Further Information

For more information please check the

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