Study American Studies in Germany: 35 Universities with 52 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 09-30-2022 | Reading Time: 5 minutes

It is not surprising for those familiar with German history how much the USA has impacted the country’s culture. This is visible in the everyday use of English words that have long become part of the German language, the American pop-cultural media perceived, and the importance of transatlantic relations for Germany and the US. In this sense, American Studies programs usually cover aspects of literature, culture, language, and society in the United States; only a few programs also pay attention to Latin American countries. This subject field often integrates postcolonial perspectives and analyzes social categories such as race, gender, and class. Use the Study Finder to navigate the wide selection of English-language master’s programs in American Studies. 

Overview

masters
52

Study Programs in English

universities
35

Universities

ranking
33

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (52 programs for EU citizens, 42 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 1,500 per semester (52 programs for EU citizens, 10 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between September 30 and September 18

Summer Semester

between October 02 and September 15

View all 52 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in American Studies

#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) #48, QS World University Rankings #64
#42Times 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) #57, QS World University Rankings #63
#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 36,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #128
#78Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Tübingen

public University

No. of Students: approx. 28,000 students

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

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #151-200, QS World University Rankings #177
#83Times Higher Education Ranking
Freie Universität Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 38,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #127

← Prev page

1

2

Next Page →

Tuition Fees

52
42
10
0
0
0

2 English Degree Programs for American Studies in Germany

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Summer Semester 2023

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Open Programs

Application Requirements

When you apply to a master’s program in Germany, universities usually expect you to have an academic degree in a related discipline. For the subject of American Studies, this could be the first degree in English or North American Language and Literature, Comparative Studies, or other comparable Language or Literary Studies. Usually, application tests or interviews are not part of the admission process; students must submit the required documents. In addition to standard certificates (e.g., a first-degree certificate, a transcript of records, a language certificate), a CV and a letter of motivation are typically required. For American Studies, excellent English-language skills - usually on a C1 level - are a prerequisite for admission and must be demonstrated with a language certificate.

Read all

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
17.3% local admission restriction (local NC)
73.1% no admission restriction
9.6% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

65.4% directly at University
34.6% via uni-assist

2 English Degree Programs for American Studies in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5.5 (1 program )

Minimum:

72 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (4 programs )

Maximum:

8 (2 programs )

Maximum:

110 (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (13 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

8 (2 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (1 program )

Maximum:

110 (2 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (4 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (13 programs )

2 English Degree Programs for American Studies in Germany

Program Features

4-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

48.1%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

51.9%

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

Sort by:

Bielefeld University

public University · No. of Students: 24,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Chemnitz University of Technology

public Technical University · No. of Students: 9,700

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Freie Universität Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MBM (Master of Business Marketing)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MLB (Master of Law and Business)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

public University · No. of Students: 17,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

← Prev page

1

2

3

...

7

Next Page →