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Information for Prospective Students

Our undergraduate programs in German Studies cover medieval and modern literary studies and linguistics. This holistic approach allows you to build a solid foundation across these areas.

As you progress through advanced and postgraduate studies, you will have the opportunity to specialize in areas of your interest. This approach enables a deeper understanding of the subject and its connections, such as the relationship between historical and contemporary language or medieval and modern literature, providing you with a wide perspective.

Prerequisites for Academic Success

Prospective students often ask: 'I enjoy reading. Can I pursue German Studies?' The answer is: yes! A genuine passion for reading, paired with the ability to read extensively and swiftly, forms a fundamental prerequisite for success in this field. In addition, you should also be characterized by

  • Curiosity about the diverse aspects of language and literature
  • Fascination for historical and cultural contexts
  • Interest in giving presentations and writing scholarly essays

Is German Studies right for me?

You are not yet sure whether a degree in German Studies is the right choice for you?

Take advantage of our numerous offers to gather information and get in touch with staff and students:

  • Schnupperstudium“ (= taster program)
  • Office hours of academic advisors and the academic program coordination
  • Conversations with fellow students through the faculty’s student council
  • "Hochschultag" (= Open Day)

3 Good Reasons to Choose Regensburg for your Studies!

Studying in Regensburg is a fantastic choice:

Known as "Italy's northernmost city," Regensburg captivates visitors with its charming old town, where you can stroll through historic alleys and unwind in lively street cafés.
The University of Regensburg offers the convenience of a campus university. Located on a picturesque hill in the southern part of the town, all faculties are within close proximity, eliminating the need for lengthy commutes between classes.

Furthermore, this setup fosters a genuine campus atmosphere. You will cross paths with fellow students from various departments as you navigate between buildings. Whether you are looking for a copy shop, bookstore, pizzeria, cafeteria, or supermarket, everything you need is conveniently located on campus. Regensburg offers not just quality education but also a vibrant and accessible student experience!


Once you have decided to study with us, all you have to do is enroll at the Student Office by the respective deadlines. Only the Master's degree program in German Studies is subject to limited admission and you have to go through an application process.

You can find all the information you need for enrollment in our programs on the program pages as well as additional information on the website of the Registrar’s Office.

German Department