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Study African Studies in Germany: 7 Universities with 10 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2022/2023)

Updated: 01-29-2022 | Reading Time: 3 minutes

African studies is the study of Africa, especially the continent's cultures, languages and societies. The field includes the study of Africa's history (pre-colonial, colonial, post-colonial), demography (ethnic groups), culture, politics, economy, languages, and religion (Islam, Christianity, traditional religions). A specialist in African studies is often referred to as an "africanist". A key focus of the discipline is to interrogate epistemological approaches, theories and methods in traditional disciplines using a critical lens that inserts African-centred ways of knowing and references.

Overview

masters
10

Study Programs in English

universities
7

Universities

ranking
5

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (6 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Maximum:

6,000 € per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 15 and October 01

Summer Semester

between June 15 and July 15

View all 10 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in African Studies

#135Times Higher Education Ranking
Universität Hamburg

public University

No. of Students: approx. 43,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #151-200, QS World University Rankings #223
#151-200Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
University of Cologne

public University

No. of Students: approx. 53,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #157, QS World University Rankings #306
#201-300Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
Leipzig University

public University

No. of Students: approx. 29,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 1,800 € (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #581-590

Tuition Fees

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6 English Degree Programs for African Studies in Germany

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)
0% local admission restriction (local NC)
60% no admission restriction
40% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

50% directly at University
50% via uni-assist

4 English Degree Programs for African Studies in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

6 (1 program )

Minimum:

76 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (1 program )

Maximum:

6.5 (3 programs )

Maximum:

95 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (2 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

6 (1 program )

Maximum:

6.5 (3 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

76 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (2 programs )

Program Features

4-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

80%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

20%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in African Studies

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Kehl University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 0

Program Fees: 4,500 € - 6,000 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Leipzig University

public University · No. of Students: 29,000

Program Fees: 0,- € - 1,800 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

TH Köln - Cologne University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 26,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Eng. (Master of Engineering)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

University of Bayreuth

public University · No. of Students: 13,000

Program Fees: 0,- € - 2,000 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

University of Cologne

public University · No. of Students: 53,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

EMBA (Executive MBA)

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