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Leibniz Universität Hannover

North Ameriсan Studiеs

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: American Studies, North American Studies, Area & Regional Studies
English only
Winter semester: 31 May/15 Jul
Summer semester: 30 Nov/15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction 
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the degree subject or in another relevant undergraduate degree.

Relevant undergraduate degree subjects include English studies, American studies and English/American studies. Applicants must have advanced subject-related knowledge in literary and cultural studies. If the final certificate does not list any specific courses, the applicant must include evidence (official course description or syllabus) in their application. The body responsible – as specified in the examination regulations – shall decide whether an a degree programme is suitable; the decision may be accompanied by the condition that missing lectures or courses amounting to 10 credit points must be completed within two semesters.

Provisional acceptance may be granted to applicants who have not yet completed their bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) at the time of application, if at least 150 credit points have been attained and it is expected that the bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification will be completed by the end of the first semester of the master’s degree at the latest. An average mark from the completed assessments should be determined, which will be taken into account in the selection process as per section 4, irrespective of the final bachelor’s degreе mark.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min C1
min 95
min 627
min 7
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
PTE Academic
min 76
Telc English B2-C1 University
min B2⋅C1
min III
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no

Additional information:
Applicants with a degree in English/American studies are not required to provide any further evidence of English language proficiency other than their certificate.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction 
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:


Application Documents

  1. Two-page pdf document.
  2. Online application form.
  3. Certificate of qualification for higher education (Abitur or Fachabitur).
  4. Bachelor's certificate (in case that BA degree has not yet been attained, applicants are asked to forward a transcript of records certifying the current level of credits and the grade point average).
  5. Curriculum vitae.
  6. Proof of English language proficiency (see language requirements).

Applications from China and Vietnam:

It is essential for Chinese (except Macao and Hong Kong) and Vietnamese applicants who completed their bachelor's degree in their home country to submit a scan of an original individual APS certificate with their application.

APS checks the applicant's qualification for admission to higher education and the academic credits of applicants wishing to study in Germany. A group APS will not be acceptеd.


Leibniz Universität Hannover

Further Information

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Course Website