General admission requirements
Admission requirements: Applicants need to provide a) proof of 50 credits obtained in the field of American Studies/American Literature or b) proof of 50 credits obtained in the field of English/English Philology including at least 14 credits in American literary and cultural history or American literary and cultural theory or c) proof of 50 credits obtained in the field of General Literatures/Comparative Literatures or Social Science or History including at least 14 credits from courses pertaining to the study of North America.
Language requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants shall demonstrate the required English proficiency by earning the minimum required grade on an internationally recognised test: a) Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, graded at least with "C" b) "International English Language Testing System" (IELTS) “Band 7”, c) TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language (paper based): 587 points d) TOEFL.iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 94 points e) Unicert (level 3) f) C-1 Certificate according to CEF (Common European Framework)
As a rule, the last test must have been taken no more than two years prior to submission of the application for admission to the Master's degree programme (date received). Applicants who have spent at least one year studying or working in an English-speaking country during the two years prior to the submission of their admissions application (date received) are exempt from this requirement. Moreover, exemptions apply to applicants who have successfully completed a degree or partial degree programme in the English language (proof required).
The proof of the required English proficiency have to be submitted not later than on 30th September (application for winter semester) and not later than on 31st March (application for summer semester). An admission without this proof is not possible.
North American Studies: Unfortunately there are no application deadlines at the moment.
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