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Study Film Studies 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

Film studies is an academic discipline that deals with various theoretical, historical, and critical approaches to cinema as an art form and a medium. It is sometimes subsumed within media studies and is often compared to television studies.

Overview

masters
15

Study Programs in English

universities
11

Universities

ranking
1

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Maximum:

€ 6,300 per semester (2 programs for EU citizens, 4 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 31 and February 15

Summer Semester

between August 15 and October 01

View all 15 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Film Studies

#201-250Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Potsdam

public University

No. of Students: approx. 21,000 students

Program Fees: € 5,750 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #501-600, QS World University Rankings #601-650

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3 English Degree Programs for Film Studies 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)
13.3% local admission restriction (local NC)
6.7% no admission restriction
80% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

93.3% directly at University
0% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
6.7% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Film Studies in Germany

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Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5.5 (1 program )

Minimum:

72 (3 programs )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (4 programs )

Maximum:

7 (3 programs )

Maximum:

95 (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (3 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (3 programs )

Maximum:

95 (2 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (4 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Film Studies in Germany

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Program Features

3-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Business Administration

Master of Laws

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

60%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

40%

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

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Bard College Berlin

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 300

Program Fees: € 0

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Berlin School of Popular Arts

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 600

Program Fees: € 4,740 - € 5,700

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf

public Academy of Fine Arts · No. of Students: 950

Program Fees: € 5,750

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

ifs Internationale Filmschule Köln

private (state-approved) Academy of Fine Arts · No. of Students: 250

Program Fees: € 1,500 - € 3,750

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 4,800

Program Fees: € 4,300 - € 5,300

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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