Study Anthropology in Germany: 11 Universities with 15 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 02-27-2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes

The broad category of Anthropology allows you to see in one place all Germany has to offer in terms of studying human history from a comparative, scientific, and social perspective outside of the simultaneously broader and more confining umbrella of "History". Learn and analyze our past from a multitude of perspectives and choose your path from among this broader collection of approaches and foci. For more of a deep dive into specific aspects of modern culture or specific cultures generally, also check out our "Cultural Studies" subject page.

Overview

masters
15

Study Programs in English

universities
11

Universities

ranking
8

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (10 programs for EU citizens, 8 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 4,170 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 01 and September 30

Summer Semester

between June 15 and July 15

View all 15 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Anthropology

#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
#84Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
University of Bonn

public University

No. of Students: approx. 37,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #112, QS World University Rankings #226
#89Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Tübingen

public University

No. of Students: approx. 27,000 students

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

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #151-200, QS World University Rankings #168

Tuition Fees

10
8
3
2
2
0

3 English Degree Programs for Anthropology in Germany

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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)
26.7% local admission restriction (local NC)
53.3% no admission restriction
20% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

53.3% directly at University
33.3% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
13.3% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Anthropology in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

6.5 (6 programs )

Minimum:

70 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (4 programs )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

Maximum:

93 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

6.5 (6 programs )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

70 (1 program )

Maximum:

93 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (4 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Anthropology in Germany

Program Features

4-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

80%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

20%

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

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Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 4,200

Program Fees: € 1,250 - € 2,640

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Heidelberg University

public University · No. of Students: 28,000

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500

M.A. (Master of Arts)

HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 2,100

Program Fees: € 3,195 - € 4,170

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Leipzig University

public University · No. of Students: 30,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

University of Bayreuth

public University · No. of Students: 13,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

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