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Study Comparative Literature in Germany: 2 Universities with 2 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 02-21-2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Comparative Literature is an interdisciplinary field that studies literature across national, cultural, and linguistic boundaries. This discipline examines literary works from different regions of the world, comparing themes, genres, and literary techniques. Students explore the interplay of literature with other art forms, philosophy, and cultural movements, gaining insights into the universality and diversity of literary expression. The curriculum encourages a cross-cultural and multilingual approach, often requiring proficiency in multiple languages. Skills developed include analytical thinking, cultural sensitivity, and critical interpretation. Graduates often pursue careers in academia, translation, international publishing, or cultural diplomacy, where they can apply their broad literary perspective and intercultural understanding.

Overview

masters
2

Study Programs in English

universities
2

Universities

ranking
2

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (2 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Maximum:

€ 0 per semester (2 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between May 15 and November 15

Summer Semester

between and

View all 2 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Comparative Literature

#101-150Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
University of Göttingen

public University

No. of Students: approx. 28,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #119, QS World University Rankings #204

Tuition Fees

2
2
0
0
0
0

2 English Degree Programs for Comparative Literature 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)
0% local admission restriction (local NC)
50% no admission restriction
50% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

50% directly at University
50% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
0% via uni-assist

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

7 (1 program )

Minimum:

95 (1 program )

Minimum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (1 program )

Maximum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (1 program )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

7 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

95 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (1 program )

Maximum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (1 program )

Program Features

4-4 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

100%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

0%

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

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Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

public University · No. of Students: 34,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

University of Göttingen

public University · No. of Students: 28,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)