Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Prospective Students: How to Apply

 

BA Englisch / BA Amerikanistik

 

Why studying at our department could be your thing... 🖉

 

  1. Do you like languages, their sounds, structures, grammar, words and idioms? (Definitely a plus!)
  2. Are you interested in foreign cultures? Are you curious? Do you want to know how it might feel not to be German (or whatever your own culture is)? (Also a plus!)
  3. Do you like reading a lot? (You have to! There is a whole lot of reading in our courses! And, yes, it is almost all in English!)
  4. Do you like abstract thinking? Do you like to ponder the most absurd theories? Do you like to theorize yourself? (A plus! That's what we do all the time!)
  5. Do you like to talk about books (or films, paintings, essays, for that matter) and analyze them, describe them, find out how they are structured, think about what they do to the reader? (You will have to! That's our business!)
  6. Do you like watching English/American movies? (It helps, but it is not enough!)
  7. Was English a good and easy subject in school for you? (It helps, but it is not enough!)
  8. Do you like to talk English and travel to the Grand Canyon? (It helps, but it is not enough!)
  9. Do you think there is only one kind of truth in the world? (Definitely a minus! You will be annoyed by us!)
  10. Do you think everything should be logical and plain? (A minus! Cultures are not logical!)
  11. Do you want to know exactly what your profession will be, later on? (A minus! Very unlikely in our field!)
  12. Do you want to earn lots of money? (Maybe you should rethink your choice of subject. This is usually not the fast track to affluence.)

 

Did you answer most of those questions with a capital YES? - You might have just found the right place to study for you. We will be happy to get to know you and to welcome you to the department!

 

 


 

Master of Education 🖉

 

Prospective Domestic Students - Master of Education

 

  • Admission Requirements (Zulassungsvoraussetzungen für den Master of Education (ISG/GYM sowie BS)
    • Fachwissenschaft: mind. 60 LP pro Kernfach und Zweitfach
    • Fachdidaktik: mind. 5 LP pro Fachdidaktik Kernfach und Fachdidaktik Zweitfach
    • Bildungswissenschaften: mind. 10 LP, davon mind. 5 LP für Modul Schulpraktikum
    • nur für BS: Betriebspraktikum von mind. 26 Wochen (900 Std.)

 

Prospective International Students - Master of Education

 

  • English + another subject: In Germany, prospective teachers study two school subjects; so if you want to become a teacher of English as a Foreign Language you need to study another school subject as a minor (or major) besides English/TEFL.
  • Educational Science: As part of the MEd program you will study several courses in Educational Science. Evidence that you studied introductory courses in Educational Science in a BA or other degree course is an admission requirement.
  • German skills: Most courses in Educational Science, some of the TEFL courses and possibly many of the courses of your minor (or major, as the case may be) will be taught in German. Thus, excellent German skills are vital. C1 according to the Common European Framework for Languages is an admission requirement.
  • Application is run via uni-assist: Please find information at the Admission Office for International Students and in the PDF-file "Information for Prospective International Students".

 

 

M.A. Amerikanistik / American Studies 🖉

Prospective Domestic Students - M.A. Amerikanistik

 

Thank you for your interest in our Master Program in Amerikanistik / American Studies!

Please find all relevant information on our degree programmes pages and here on the Humboldt-University's information page for MA applications.

 

Prospective International Students - M.A. Amerikanistik / American Studies


Thank you for your interest in our Master Program in Amerikanistik / American Studies!

Please read the following information carefully. If you have any further question, contact the student advisor for American Studies.

 

Requirements for your application (PDF in German):
 

  • Language Requirements:
     
    • English language proficiency: Applicants must prove level C1 proficiency in English (CEFR): e.g., IELTS: 6,5 – [IELTS score will soon be changed to 7.0]; internet-based TOEFL: 100; paper-based TOEFL: 600. Native English speakers and applicants whose BA degree is from an English-speaking country are exempt.

    • German language proficiency: Applicants must prove A2 level of German.

For both language proficiencies, the certificates are needed as part of your application.

 

  • Academic Requirements:

    Please be aware of the fact that this is a consecutive Master, which means that a BA in English or American Literature and Culture (their histories, theories, methodologies) is required, or an equivalent degree with a minimum of 60 credit points in English or American Studies. In Germany – as in the United States and Great Britain – American Studies are understood to focus on Literary and Cultural Studies. If your program is specialized in Linguistics, Translation, Didactics and the like, you do not meet the requirements.

 

Application periods and deadlines:

The program starts in the Winter Semester (October). For application deadlines, see the HU academic calendar.


Application information:

Your application will be addressed to Uni-Assist. They will guide you through the application steps and tell you which documents are needed. Once you created your account at Uni-Assist, you will find further instruction on how to start the application.

For technical questions during the application process, please inquire with zulassung-international@hu-berlin.de.

 

 

M.A. English Literatures 🖉

Prospective Domestic Students - M.A. English Literatures

 

Thank you for your interest in our Master Programme in English Literatures!

Please find all relevant information on our degree programmes pages and here on the Humboldt-University's information page for MA applications.

 

Prospective International Students - M.A. English Literatures

 

Thank you for your interest in our Master Programme English Literatures!

Please read the following information carefully. If you have any further question, contact the student advisor for Master English Literatures.

 

Application requirements (PDF in German):
 

  • Language Requirements:
     
    • English language proficiency: Applicants must prove level C1 proficiency in English (CEFR):
      • UNIcert® II-Zertifikat: 1,3
      • UNIcert® III-Zertifikat: 3,0
      • Test of English for International Communication IELTS: 6,5 [IELTS score will soon be changed to 7.0]
      • Certificate in Advanced English CAE: B-C
      • Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE): A
      • ETS Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL:
        • Internet-based Test: 100
        • Paper-based Test: 600
        • Native English speakers and applicants whose BA degree is from an English-speaking country are exempt.
    • German language proficiency: Applicants must prove level B2 proficiency in German (CEFR).

For both language proficiencies, the certificates are needed as part of your application.

 

  • Academic Requirements:

    Please be aware of the fact that this is a consecutive Master programme, which means that a B.A. in English Studies/Englisch/Anglistik or in Comparative Literature (literary and cultural studies, literary history, literary theory, methodologies) is required, or an equivalent degree with a minimum of 60 credit points in English Studies. In Germany – as in the United States and Great Britain – English Studies are understood to focus on Literary and Cultural Studies. If your previous BA programme is specialized in Linguistics, Translation, or Didactics, you do not meet the academic requirements.

 

Application periods and deadlines:

The programme starts in the Winter Semester (October). For application deadlines, see the HU academic calendar.


Application information:

Your application will be addressed to Uni-Assist. They will guide you through the application steps and tell you which documents are needed. Once you created your account at Uni-Assist, you will find further instruction on how to start the application.

For technical questions during the application process, please inquire with zulassung-international@hu-berlin.de.