Study Media Studies, Journalism in Germany: 36 Universities with 52 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 10-25-2020 | Reading Time: 6 minutes

Studying Media Studies and 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

52

Study Programs in English

36

Universities

12

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (32 programs for EU citizens, 27 programs for Non-EU)

Maximum:

9,667 € per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadline

Winter Semester

between January 01 and October 15

Summer Semester

between June 01 and October 15

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Top-ranked German Universities in Media Studies, Journalism

#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
#99Times Higher Education Ranking
RWTH Aachen University

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx.46,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #144, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #201-300

Tuition fees

32
27
7
4
9
9

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2020/2021

Summer Semester 2021

Open Programs

5 Programs open for application

19 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. Because Media Studies and 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)
32.7% local admission restriction (local NC)
34.6% no admission restriction
32.7% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

73.1% directly at University
26.9% via Uni-Assist

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

5.5 (7 programs)

Minimum

70 (1 program)

Minimum

0 (27 programs)

Maximum

7 (8 programs)

Maximum

100 (1 program)

Maximum

0 (27 programs)

IELTS Band

Minimum

5.5 (7 programs)

Maximum

7 (8 programs)

TOEFL Scores

Minimum

70 (1 program)

Maximum

100 (1 program)

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

0 (27 programs)

Maximum

0 (27 programs)

Program Features

3-7 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Business Administration

Master of Fine Arts

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Engineering

Beginning

Winter intake

57.7%

Summer intake

7.7%

Winter & Summer intake

34.6%

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

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Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

public University · No. of Students: 3,700

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

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)

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

public University of applied sciences · No. of Students: 17,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

design akademie berlin - SRH University of Communication and Design

private (state-approved) University of applied sciences · No. of Students: 350

Program Fees: 5,400 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

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