Study English & American Studies in Germany: 42 Universities with 90 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2020/2021)

Updated: 10-21-2020 | Reading Time: 6 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, have had deep impacts on German culture: This is visible in the common 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 programs in English and American Studies offered at German universities reflects this right relationship.

American Studies programs usually cover aspects of literature, culture, language, and society in the United States, only few programs also pay attention to Latin American countries. English Studies focus on the UK, but also on 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.

Use the Study Finder to navigate through the wide selection of English-language Master’s programs in English and American Studies. 

Overview

90

Study Programs in English

42

Universities

37

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (87 programs for EU citizens, 72 programs for Non-EU)

Maximum:

4,260 € per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadline

Winter Semester

between December 15 and October 02

Summer Semester

between March 01 and October 02

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Top-ranked German Universities in English & 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) #52, QS World University Rankings #62
#44Times 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) #47, QS World University Rankings #64
#70Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
University of Bonn

public University

No. of Students: approx.38,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #105, QS World University Rankings #255
#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx.35,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 4,260 € (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #121
#86Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Freiburg

public University

No. of Students: approx.24,000 students

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

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #101-150, QS World University Rankings #186

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Tuition fees

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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2020/2021

Summer Semester 2021

Open Programs

No Programs open for application

47 Programs open for application

Application Requirements

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

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Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
22.2% local admission restriction (local NC)
61.1% no admission restriction
16.7% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

70% directly at University
30% via Uni-Assist

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

5.5 (4 programs)

Minimum

72 (3 programs)

Minimum

0 (41 programs)

Maximum

8 (3 programs)

Maximum

115 (1 program)

Maximum

0 (41 programs)

IELTS Band

Minimum

5.5 (4 programs)

Maximum

8 (3 programs)

TOEFL Scores

Minimum

72 (3 programs)

Maximum

115 (1 program)

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

0 (41 programs)

Maximum

0 (41 programs)

Program Features

2-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Education

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

44.4%

Summer intake

1.1%

Winter & Summer intake

54.4%

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

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Bielefeld University

public University · No. of Students: 25,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Chemnitz University of Technology

public Technical University · No. of Students: 10,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Freie Universität Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 37,000

Program Fees: 0,- € - 4,260 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MLB (Master of Law and Business)

MBM (Master of Business Marketing)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

public University · No. of Students: 17,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

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