International Programmes 2020/2021

Master Intercultural German Studies (Master Interkulturelle Germanistik) Intercultural German Studies/Interkulturelle Germanistik

University of Bayreuth • Bayreuth

Degree
Master of Arts
Teaching language
  • German
Languages

German

Programme duration
4 semesters
Beginning
Winter and summer semester
Application deadline

International applicants: 15 January for the following summer semester and 15 July for the following winter semester

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
No
Joint degree / double degree programme
Yes
Description/content

This research-oriented MA is taught in German. The MA offers a diverse curriculum in the fields of intercultural research, dialogue and communication research, difference and strangeness, multilinguality, and culture mediation.

Course organisation
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Types of assessment

There are different types of assessment/proof of performance, e.g., written examinations, term papers, presentations, Master's thesis.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
No
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Semester contribution
In Germany, students at all higher education institutions must pay a semester contribution. This payment (at the University of Bayreuth: 107.81 EUR per semester) has nothing to do with tuition fees; rather, it covers your contributions to student services and the student government. At the University of Bayreuth (which combines the campus in Bayreuth and our new faculty VII located in Kulmbach), it includes a "semester ticket" that allows you to use public transport in the region.
Costs of living
The cost of living in Germany, e.g., accommodation, food, clothing and recreational activities, is about average compared to other European countries. Living expenses are significantly lower than in countries like Denmark, Luxembourg or Switzerland but rather high compared to countries like Poland, the Czech Republic or Italy. Compared to other large German cities, such as Munich, Berlin or Hamburg, Bayreuth's low cost of living and affordable housing make the city and the region particularly attractive to young people and families.The DAAD website will tell you what living expenses to expect in Germany: https://www.daad.de/deutschland/nach-deutschland/voraussetzungen/en/9198-financing/
Funding opportunities within the university
Yes
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university
Scholarships awarded via the International Office

You can apply for the scholarships (monthly payments: 300 EUR) starting in the third semester of study; scholarship funding cannot be provided during the first two semesters of study. You must submit the following documents next to your application:
Enrolment certificate | Copy of passport and residence permit | Letter of recommendation from an instructor at the University of Bayreuth | Evidence of coursework completed at the University of Bayreuth, including grades | CV

Please check: http://www.international-office.uni-bayreuth.de//en/come-to-bayreuth/scholarships/index.html
Academic admission requirements

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in German studies

If you are from China, Mongolia, or Vietnam, your application must also include an "APS" Certificate.

Language requirements

DSH-2

Application deadline

International applicants: 15 January for the following summer semester and 15 July for the following winter semester

Submit application to

https://www.international-office.uni-bayreuth.de/en/degree-programmes/master-EU/intercultural-german-studies-ma/index.html

Possibility of finding part-time employment

There are many ways for international students in Germany to earn money while they study, for example, as wait staff, academic assistants or private tutors, but there are some restrictions. For more detailed information, please visit: https://www.daad.de/deutschland/in-deutschland/arbeit/en/9148-side-jobs/.

Accommodation

Accommodation for students
Bayreuth and Kulmbach have a number of student dormitories (both private dormitories and dormitories offered by the Association for Student Affairs) and a vast array of private rooms available. Under no circumstances should you assume that you will be assigned a room in the student dormitories! You will need to actively search for a room on your own – either in a private dormitory or on the private market.

More information regarding accommodation for students is available here: www.uni-bayreuth.de/en/studies/accommodation/index.html. Please also read the DAAD’s information.

Accommodation for international guests
All other international guests are requested to register via the Welcome Services Database (WelSe).

Accommodation for short visits
For short visits, we recommend searching for accommodation on Airbnb. In addition, a limited number of apartments are available in the Alexander von Humboldt Guest House.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Buddy programme

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