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Study African Studies in Germany: 8 Universities with 17 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-29-2024 | 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
17

Study Programs in English

universities
8

Universities

ranking
6

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (13 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Maximum:

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

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 13 and February 28

Summer Semester

between July 15 and July 15

View all 17 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in African Studies

#132Times 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) #201-300, QS World University Rankings #214
#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. 30,000 students

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

QS World University Rankings #447
#201-300Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

public University

No. of Students: approx. 30,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #301-350, QS World University Rankings #427

Tuition Fees

13
13
0
3
2
1

3 English Degree Programs for African Studies in Germany

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
17.6% local admission restriction (local NC)
70.6% no admission restriction
11.8% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

41.2% directly at University
35.3% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
23.5% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for African Studies in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5.5 (1 program )

Minimum:

76 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (9 programs )

Maximum:

7 (3 programs )

Maximum:

95 (3 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (9 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (3 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

76 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (3 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (9 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (9 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for African Studies in Germany

Program Features

4-12 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

88.2%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

11.8%

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

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Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

public University · No. of Students: 30,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

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: 30,000

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,800

M.A. (Master of Arts)

TH Köln - Cologne University of Applied Sciences

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

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

University of Bayreuth

public University · No. of Students: 13,000

Program Fees: € 0 - € 4,500

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

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