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Admission to this Master's Programme is only granted to persons who have completed at least the equivalent of a Bachelor's or Diploma degree in English and/or American Studies. Applicants with degrees in other fields of studies may be considered if their preparation is deemed appropriate by both the Joint Master's Programme and the specific institution to which they are applying for admission as their entrance university.

The three main criteria for selection are:

  • Excellence of the candidate
  • Motivation statement
  • English language proficiency

Motivation Statement

You should type your motivation statement before you begin with the online application.
Length: max. 4,000 characters. Make sure you answer the following questions in your statement:

  • Why would you like to participate in the programme?
  • Which field of study are you particularly interested in: literature, linguistics or cultural studies? Think carefully about this question because you will take the majority of your credits in this area and write your thesis.
  • Which entrance university/degree awarding partner would you prefer and why? Your answer should focus on academic reasons.
  • Which university would you prefer for your mobility semester and why?  Your answer should focus on academic reasons.
  • In what way will the programme affect your professional future?

English Language Proficiency

Since the language of instruction in the Master’s programme is English, students whose first language is not English must demonstrate a very high level of competence in English through the provision of one of the following language certificates:

  • Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) PASS
  • Michigan ECPE (Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English) PASS
  • Trinity ISE 3 (Integrated Skills in English) PASS
  • Pearson PTE Academic MINIMUM SCORE 76

This information is provided for general advisement purposes and does not constitute a contract. 

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