|Study location||Hungary, Budapest|
|Type||Master, full degree studies|
|Nominal duration||4 semesters (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA (Philologist in German Language, Literature and Culture)|
|Course code||Arts and Humanities|
Bachelor diploma (or higher)
Applicants must hold a university bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent college degree) in the fields listed below. Full credit acknowledgement is only given for a BA degree in the field of German Studies BA, Specialized in German Studies, German as a Minority Language or German as a Foreign Language Teacher.
In case of any other degree, each diploma will be considered individually, and transcripts from your bachelor’s degree as well as course descriptions will be requested. The applicant must have at least 50 credits to enter the programme in the field of German Studies (Linguistics, Literature and Culture).
The educational and outcome requirements are defined by the Ministry of Human Capacities, Regulation No. 18/2016. (VIII. 5.). Details of the application and admission process are defined by the Organisational and Operational Regulations of ELTE.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / German.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, State of Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen.
German: KER C1 (or CEFR C1)
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
— Secondary school certificate. Notarized copy only on request
Other: An official English translation of the certificates and the records if the language of the original is not English
Optional documents for admissions
The MA program attempts to prepare future research carried out in the fields of literature and cultural science from aspects of literature history, theory, cultural and media science. In this way students may be offered subjects specializing in specific problems related to the literature and culture of German-speaking countries, thereby offering a chance to study interdisciplinary literature by focusing on characteristics of certain eras, authors and literary pieces with respect to genre theory, sociology of literature, aesthetics, history of arts, and theory of literature.
In this program, students become proficient in understanding and producing academic and media-oriented publications also in the fields of applied and theoretical linguistics and literature science. After the basic module students can alternatively choose besides the philology module also a module for German economic communication as well as for culture mediation. Students are eligible for admission to PhD programs.
A B2-level, internationally recognized language certificate in the target language or a diploma in the target language.
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The application documents are processed by the Department of International Affairs and then forwarded to the department responsible for the given degree programme. The department checks the documents and organizes an interview by telephone, online (e.g. Skype) or in person. After the entrance interview, the department comes to a decision and informs the Department of International Affairs.
Mr Ádám Benjámin Varga
Stipendium Hungaricum coordinator
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MA-bearing German Language Literature and Culture experts are searched in the fields: the world of business, media, diplomacy, international relations institutes, tourism, local government/cultural offices, the arts.
Journalist, essayist, guide, project manager at government/cultural organisations, specialist in diplomatic affairs.