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Study Humanities in Germany: 114 Universities with 386 English Study Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2021/2022)

Updated: 11-30-2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Often associated with past generations of influential thinkers the interdisciplinary English-language Master’s programs in the field of humanities offered by German universities are very attractive. Often, they connect these classic foundations and apply them pragmatically to deal with pressing and important issues of our societies today.

Overview

masters
386

Study Programs in English

universities
114

Universities

ranking
51

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (293 programs for EU citizens, 247 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

14,875 € per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between December 15 and October 18

Summer Semester

between January 15 and October 18

View all 386 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Humanities

#32Times Higher Education Ranking
LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

public University

No. of Students: approx. 51,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #52, QS World University Rankings #62
#43Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 41,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #57, QS World University Rankings #61
#44Times Higher Education Ranking
Heidelberg University

public University

No. of Students: approx. 28,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 1,500 € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #47, QS World University Rankings #64
#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 35,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 4,260 € (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #121
#86Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Freiburg

public University

No. of Students: approx. 24,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 1,500 € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #101-150, QS World University Rankings #186

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Tuition Fees

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5 English Degree Programs for Humanities in Germany

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Understand how communication shapes the Ibero-American societyInternship or integrated research stay in Ibero-AmericaStudy at the oldest and highly renowned university in Germany
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Learn about innovation, digitalization and disruptive technologiesUnderstand real user needs to develop relevant products and servicesTake your design brackground to a strategic level
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Learn to merge consumer psychology and new technologies to develop your marketing skillsFind out how to meet consumer’s needs with digital toolsWork in small groups on practical projects with the industry
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Study and experience the digital revolutionChoose your preferred campus: Berlin or CologneSpecialize in various majors (e.g., consulting and marketing)
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Become a top-class business managerHighly international and multiculturalFuture Leaders scholarship available

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Summer Semester 2022

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
29% local admission restriction (local NC)
44.6% no admission restriction
26.4% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

69.9% directly at University
29.8% via uni-assist

5 English Degree Programs for Humanities in Germany

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Creativity and sustainability: A thriving sectorAMD: Over 30 years promoting fashion and designStudy and live in Berlin, Germany's buzzing capital
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Learn the keystones of developing your own business ideasWork in practical projects with brand companies, agencies or start-upsCareer opportunities in innovative sectors and companies
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Learn the main topics of this booming sectorChoose your campus: Cologne or HamburgBenefit from a 6-month internship abroad
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A high-quality MBA teaches core subjects of management to non-business graduatesTake advantage of the networking opportunities with renowned companiesStudy in a diverse and multicultural environment
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Study at a modern university in the affordable town of FuldaVisit the main European institutionsTake advantage of a 10-week internship

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

4.5 (1 program )

Minimum:

61 (1 program )

Minimum:

B1 Preliminary (PET) (1 program )

Maximum:

8 (3 programs )

Maximum:

115 (1 program )

Maximum:

FCE Grade A (1 program )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

4.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

8 (3 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

61 (1 program )

Maximum:

115 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B1 Preliminary (PET) (1 program )

Maximum:

FCE Grade A (1 program )

5 English Degree Programs for Humanities in Germany

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Option to choose different courses in five interdisciplinary fields, and one specializationBe part of a top-ranked universityStudy one semester abroad
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A unique program to exercise philosophical reflection about scientific developmentsStudy at Leibniz Universität Hannover - one of the TU9 German Universities of ExcellenceHave the option to study abroad at one of Hannover’s partner universities
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Double Degree Jointly offered by Leuphana University and the University of Groningen in the NetherlandsUnique Mix: Psychology + SustainabilityGreat career options as a one-of-a-kind-specialist
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Learn how social, economic, and political sciences are interlinkedResearch, policy, and other intriguing career prospectsLive and study in a vibrant metropolis
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The interdisciplinary program teaches students to analyze the complex settings in which modern states find themselvesFreedom to choose your specialization in law, politics, public economics, or development theory and policyCooperation with the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg

Program Features

1-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Marketing

Master of Education

Master of Laws

Master of Law and Business

Master of Fine Arts

Master of Theological Studies

Master of Public Administration

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Engineering

Beginning

Winter intake

63.2%

Summer intake

3.1%

Winter & Summer intake

33.2%
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List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Humanities

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accadis Hochschule Bad Homburg - University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 550

Program Fees: 5,700 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

AMD Academy Fashion & Design

private (state-approved) Academy of Fine Arts · No. of Students: 1,600

Program Fees: 4,350 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Bard College Berlin

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 250

Program Fees: 14,875 €

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

public University · No. of Students: 3,700

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Berlin School of Popular Arts

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 600

Program Fees: 4,680 € - 5,400 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

B.Mus. (Bachelor of Music)

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