Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Prospective Students - M.A. Amerikanistik



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