Bachelor of Arts
The interdisciplinary program German-Russian Studies is a bi-national modular degree program. German students do not need any prior knowledge of Russian to begin the program. There are advanced modules for students with prior knowledge. All students spend the first and second of their four years of study (8 semesters) at their home university. The students do an internship in the second year, thus gaining their first professional experience abroad. In the third year, the students attend the Kazan Federal University. The students from Kazan spend their fourth year in Regensburg. If they are successful, they receive not only a German but also a Russian Bachelor's diploma.
Intercultural competence is an important skill that can only be acquired through international study stays. Therefore, experience abroad is highly regarded by employers. However, employers also appreciate special study paths far away from the mainstream. Acquiring Russian skills is such a special path, which, moreover, cannot be valued enough in the current political situation. That is why we would like to recommend our double degree bachelor’s program – Interdisciplinary German-Russian Studies. With this program you kill several birds with one stone: You receive two Bachelor’s degrees, you gain extensive experience abroad through your one-year study stay in Russia, you learn the Russian language intensively. After successful completion of your studies a diverse job market in Europe, Russia and Russian-speaking countries is open for you. The University of Regensburg is one of the best places to deal with Russia. Due to its focus on Eastern Europe, you can choose from many courses related to Russia.
Interdisciplinary German-Russian Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program consisting of courses in linguistics, literature, culture, economics and law, and of Russian language courses.
The degree program qualifies students for:
The program must include either a compulsory six-week internship or participation in a regional studies tandem. The student can choose where the internship takes place. It should however, be suitable for building up the student's academic profile and personal career perspectives. The regional studies tandem consists of one-week research into a self-chosen topic in Kazan or Regensburg. This research is intensively prepared for and followed up on.
Slavic studies, law, economics, German studies, linguistics, literature and cultural studies, language practice
The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 8 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.
Only in the winter semester
Interest in Russia
Interest in intercultural communication
Interest in interdisciplinary studies
No admission restriction based on grades
General university entrance qualification, subject-linked university entrance qualification or vocational qualification.
Russian students with the entrance requirements valid in Russia for a Bachelor's degree program.
Information on the dates for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office
No language certificates are required.
Information on German language certificates for international applicants
Information on the documents required for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.
Information on the application documents for international applicants
Degree program coordinator
Lisa Unger-Fischer, M.A
Philosophy Theology Building, Room 1.1.16
of the University of Regensburg