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Study Journalism in Germany: 5 Universities with 7 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 04-16-2024 | Reading Time: 6 minutes

Studying Journalism in one of Germany’s international and interdisciplinary Master’s programs provides an ideal opportunity for students looking to pragmatic research questions. English-language programs in this field of studies deal with the intersection of communication and design, media engineering, or information technology. Topics such as Communication Design as well as Digital Media and its role in business, society, and politics are covered topics. The programs offered frequently combine theory with project phases and creative elements.

It is noteworthy that Germany has some private higher education institutions specializing in the field of media and communications, such as the Hochschule Makromedia or the HMKW in Berlin. These schools offer interesting and specialized programs in the field of Media Studies and Journalism and provide excellent learning environments. On the other hand, private universities charge tuition fees and thus, around one third of the programs offered in English in this field charge annual fees.

With our Study Finder you can decide if one of the private universities is the right match for you or rather one of the cutting-edge programs offered by public universities.

Overview

masters
7

Study Programs in English

universities
5

Universities

ranking
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Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (2 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Maximum:

€ 16,680 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between June 01 and March 15

Summer Semester

between June 01 and September 01

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Top-ranked German Universities in Journalism

#64Humboldt Ranking
Europa-Universität Flensburg

public University

No. of Students: approx. 6,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

#191Humboldt Ranking
Hochschule Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts

public University of Applied Sciences

No. of Students: approx. 10,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Tuition Fees

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3 English Degree Programs for Journalism in Germany

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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 will usually expect you to have an academic degree in a related discipline. Because Journalism rely on interdisciplinary ways of working, students from broad backgrounds are accepted. Since the English-language programs offered in this field are very diverse and often highly specialized, it is recommendable to check the exact degree requirements for each program. Private universities are often more lenient when it comes to accepting non-related first academic degrees. For most programs, entrance tests or interviews are not part of the admission process, however, some universities may require practical journalistic experience or a portfolio of previous works. 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.

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Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
14.3% local admission restriction (local NC)
28.6% no admission restriction, but ability test
0% no admission restriction
57.1% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

28.6% directly at University
28.6% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
42.9% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Journalism in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

6 (1 program )

Minimum:

74 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (2 programs )

Maximum:

6.5 (3 programs )

Maximum:

90 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

6 (1 program )

Maximum:

6.5 (3 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

74 (1 program )

Maximum:

90 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

1 English Degree Program for Journalism in Germany

Program Features

3-16 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

42.9%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

57.1%

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

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Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 26,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Europa-Universität Flensburg

public University · No. of Students: 6,000

Program Fees: € 0

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 2,100

Program Fees: € 5,100 - € 16,680

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Hochschule Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 10,000

Program Fees: € 0

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Mediadesign University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 700

Program Fees: € 3,900 - € 6,300

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)