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Study Linguistics in Germany: 29 Universities with 47 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2022/2023)

Updated: 01-29-2022 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Linguistics traditionally means the scientific study of language, including the areas of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics - how language is produced and what it means. Many degrees take this very wide theoretical view, but linguistics degrees can also focus on one or more particular languages (typical offerings in Germany include German- and English-language linguistics). In addition, the relatively new field of “computational linguistics” connects traditional linguistics with computer science and artificial intelligence, aiming both to solve problems in linguistics through computer processing and make machines more able to (naturally) communicate with humans. In short, this well-established field is far from boring - check out our diverse list of programs and get shortlisting!

Overview

masters
47

Study Programs in English

universities
29

Universities

ranking
26

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (45 programs for EU citizens, 33 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

4,250 € per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between February 15 and October 02

Summer Semester

between May 31 and October 02

View all 47 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Linguistics

#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
#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
#91Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Tübingen

public University

No. of Students: approx. 27,000 students

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

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #151-200, QS World University Rankings #168

Tuition Fees

45
33
13
1
1
0

6 English Degree Programs for Linguistics in Germany

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Summer Semester 2022

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
19.1% local admission restriction (local NC)
66% no admission restriction
14.9% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

78.7% directly at University
21.3% via uni-assist

6 English Degree Programs for Linguistics in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Minimum:

72 (2 programs )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (8 programs )

Maximum:

7.5 (2 programs )

Maximum:

110 (3 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (6 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7.5 (2 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (2 programs )

Maximum:

110 (3 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (8 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (6 programs )

6 English Degree Programs for Linguistics in Germany

Program Features

3-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

48.9%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

51.1%

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

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Europa-Universität Flensburg

public University · No. of Students: 5,800

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Ed. (Master of Education)

M.Eng. (Master of Engineering)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Freie Universität Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 37,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

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)

Goethe University Frankfurt

public University · No. of Students: 46,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Heidelberg University

public University · No. of Students: 28,000

Program Fees: 0,- € - 1,500 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

public University · No. of Students: 37,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

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