No, according to current study regulations there is no age restriction.
No, according to the Study and Examination Regulations there are no restrictions.
No, the master's programme 'European languages' will admit students in winter term only. Student will be admitted only once a year.
Yes, if the criteria of the admission requirements are met (see Admission Statute) and the applicant can prove the necessary credit points in linguistics. Please note that the master's programme is research-oriented and focusses on linguistics. Although the further development of language competence is part of the study, it is not the focus of the master's programme.
You can, in fact, not be completely sure. There is no generally recognized reference grid to compare ECTS credits with other evaluation systems.We can only recommend to be guided by the ECTS regulations applicable to Erasmus students or other foreign students at your home university. Please contact your examination office or info service for foreign students ro find out how many credit points are awarded to them for individual courses.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) is a European evaluation system that does not only consider the exam result, but also the workload associated with a particular course. For 30 hours of work (per semester) 1 ECTS credit is granted. Hours of work include the time spent in the course room, the time spent for preparation and follow-up as well as the time for learning for the exam, if applicable.
Regarding the proof of German language skills applicants need to distinguish between application and registration.
The skills required are higher for regular registration than for application.
- TestDaF on TDN 4 or higher in all parts of the exam (at least 4 x TDN 4)
- Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung des Goethe-Instituts (ZOP)
- Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (KDS)
- Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)
- Sprachdiplom II der KMK mit C 1 in allen Prüfungsteilen
- Feststellungsprüfung des Studienkollegs
- C 2-Zertifikat des Goethe-Instituts
Applicants who cannot provide proof of DSH-2 German language competence or higher at the time of application will be invited by the FU to take the DSH exam. Students who pass the exam on DSH-1 level will be provisionally immatriculated and will have to pass the DSH-2 exam by the end of the second semester or else they cannot continue their studies Please see the DSH information of the FU Language Centre. For exemption from the DSH requirement please see the DSH-FAQs.
There is no distinction between application and registration. Proof of the required skills has to be submitted at the time of application.
Yes, in exceptional cases applicants may be exempt from the DSH requirement, if evidence of sufficient knowledge of oral and written German can be provided. Examples of such evidence are:
Please send your queries and applications for exemption to
Claudia Burghoff E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Gabriela Leder E-Mail: email@example.com
Having the the German nationality or having a German-speaking parent are no reason for exemption.
Likewise, having obtained a degree in German language and literature in your country of origin does not exempt you per se from the DSH requirement.
No, native languages cannot be chosen as foreign languages in the course of the language training of the master's programme.
When studying a master's programmes at the FU no malus points or the like can be accrued.
However, it is recommended to give advance notice to the examination's office if you wish to exceed the regular study period.
It is possible to apply with a yet incomplete degree if the following conditions are met (§ 2, paragraph 5 of the Admission Statute of the master's programme 'Linguistics'):
As a substitute, a current transcript of records covering at least 2/3 of the mandatory study program with a linguistics content of at least 14 credit points. Also, the subject of the thesis must already have been issued.
In case of submission, the diploma must be submitted within the first semester.
The admission is conditional.