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Study Indian Studies in Germany: 4 Universities with 4 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 02-28-2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Indian Studies is an expansive field dedicated to exploring India's rich history, diverse cultures, complex social structures, and its evolving role on the global stage. This interdisciplinary area of study encompasses a range of subjects including Indian history, politics, religions, languages, literature, and art. Students engage with topics like ancient civilizations, colonial impacts, modern economic developments, and contemporary social and political issues. The curriculum often includes an in-depth study of India’s unique traditions, philosophies, and artistic expressions. Graduates in Indian Studies are well-equipped for careers in international relations, cultural preservation, education, or development sectors, where a comprehensive understanding of India's multifaceted society is invaluable.

Overview

masters
4

Study Programs in English

universities
4

Universities

ranking
3

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (3 programs for EU citizens, 2 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 3,475 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between May 15 and November 15

Summer Semester

between June 15 and July 15

View all 4 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Indian Studies

#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

Tuition Fees

3
2
1
0
1
0

3 English Degree Programs for Indian Studies 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)
25% local admission restriction (local NC)
50% no admission restriction
25% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

100% directly at University
0% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
0% via uni-assist

1 English Degree Program for Indian Studies in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

6.5 (1 program )

Minimum:

95 (2 programs )

Minimum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (2 programs )

Maximum:

7 (2 programs )

Maximum:

95 (2 programs )

Maximum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (2 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

6.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (2 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

95 (2 programs )

Maximum:

95 (2 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (2 programs )

Maximum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (2 programs )

Program Features

4-4 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

25%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

75%

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

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Heidelberg University

public University · No. of Students: 28,000

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Steinbeis University - Schools of Next Practices

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 6,400

Program Fees: € 3,475

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

University of Göttingen

public University · No. of Students: 28,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Universität Hamburg

public University · No. of Students: 43,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)