Institute of English Languages and Literatures


You can start a Master’s degree in English Literatures and Cultures in either the winter or summer semester. For each term there is always an early application and a late application process.
Early application closes on  31st March for the fall/winter semester and  30th September for the spring/summer term.  This early application is strongly recommended for non-EU candidates because they may have to obtain student visas.
Late application closes on  31st May for the fall/winter semester and  15th January for the spring/summer term.  We aim to process applications within one month of these dates.

Admittance Criteria

Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in English or American Studies (or an equivalent bachelor’s degree in a closely related field) with a final grade of 2.5 or better. English language proficiency at level C1 is required (CEFR).

Application Process

The following documents must be attached to the application for admission:

  • certified copy of B.A. diploma (or equivalent university degree) with an average grade of 2.5 or better
  • certification of English language proficiency at level C1 (CEFR).
  • certified copy of high school diploma (‘Abiturzeugnis’/‘Hochschulzugangsberechtigung’ or equivalent)
  • CV
  • letter of motivation (max. 500 words) 
  • optionally, additional qualifications and other certificates, e.g. professional experience or other practical experience (internship, traineeship, etc.) in areas relevant to the profile of the programme

Use the Alma platform, to upload your application and send a printout, including all of the above-mentioned documents, to the Student Affairs Office.

International Students should consult the Student Affairs International Office.