FAQs for Application

1) Do I need to certify English language qualifications such as IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge certificates in order to be admitted to the MA program? 

No, as the admissions committee evaluates your proficiency in English based on your writing sample and your overall application. 

2) I don't speak any German. Do I need to certify German language proficiency?

No, German language proficiency is not an admission requirement as the language of instruction in the program is English. However, we highly recommend gaining basic knowledge of German, as it will be essential to dealing with administrative matters.

3) Am I eligible for the program if I don’t have a degree in English or American Studies?

That depends on your previous study focus and subjects. You will most probably be accepted to the program if you meet the entry requirements. If you are still not sure whether you are eligible, feel free to contact us

4) What are the requirements for the sample work/essay?

The sample work should be a research paper or any other longer paper that you have written in your Bachelor's course. You don't need to start writing a new paper! The sample paper should include a research question and an analysis. It should adhere to common academic standards, i.e. it should include references that are cited properly. As for the number of pages, 10-15 pages are accepted.

5) When will I get the result of my application? (International applicants)

The admissions committee will evaluate all applications after the deadline of May 31st. You should get a response in the course of July.

6) I am in the process of finishing my thesis and I have not received my diploma yet. Can I still apply?

Yes. In that case, you must submit a current transcript and a preliminary certificate along with your application. We also require an official statement from your university/institution that indicates that you are an enrolled student. Once you have obtained your diploma, you must submit a certified hard copy to the Registar’s Office in the course of your first semester. Please note that you may attend classes already, but that you are not able to take exams unless you have submitted a copy of your diploma.

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