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Study English Studies in Germany: 42 Universities with 87 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 03-04-2024 | Reading Time: 5 minutes

For anyone familiar with the German language and life in Germany, it does not come as a surprise that English-speaking cultures, especially the USA and British, have had a profound impact on German 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 which transatlantic relations have for Germany and Europe. The high number of master’s programs in English Studies offered at German universities reflects this right relationship, particularly by focusing on the UK and anglophone communities around the globe as well as English linguistics. This subject field often integrates postcolonial perspectives and analyzes social categories such as race, gender, and class.

Overview

masters
87

Study Programs in English

universities
42

Universities

ranking
34

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (85 programs for EU citizens, 73 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 1,500 per semester (1 program for EU citizens, 12 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between April 03 and March 01

Summer Semester

between May 31 and March 01

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Top-ranked German Universities in English 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
#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
#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

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Tuition Fees

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73
13
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3 English Degree Programs for English Studies in Germany

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

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 English 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 English, excellent English-language skills - usually on a C1 level - are a prerequisite for admission and must be demonstrated with a language certificate.

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Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
31% local admission restriction (local NC)
57.5% no admission restriction
11.5% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

67.8% directly at University
2.3% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
29.9% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for English Studies in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5.5 (2 programs )

Minimum:

72 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (6 programs )

Maximum:

8 (2 programs )

Maximum:

115 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (26 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5.5 (2 programs )

Maximum:

8 (2 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (1 program )

Maximum:

115 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (6 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (26 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for English Studies in Germany

Program Features

2-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Education

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

44.8%

Summer intake

1.1%

Winter & Summer intake

54%

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

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Bielefeld University

public University · No. of Students: 24,000

Program Fees: € 0

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Chemnitz University of Technology

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

Program Fees: € 0

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Europa-Universität Flensburg

public University · No. of Students: 6,000

Program Fees: € 0

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

FH Münster University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 15,000

Program Fees: € 0

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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