Courses and Course Registration

Course Selection

Please choose at least 50 percent of your courses from the School of Humanities’ Course Catalog. If you would like to take courses from other Schools as well, you may choose up to 50 percent of your courses from list of the University Wide Electives.

There is also the opportunity to take German language courses. Either by joining the summer or winter academy in the month before the semester starts or by taking a German language course during the semester. If you are interested in taking a German language course, please check out this link. These courses are completely managed and offered by the International Office. In case of further questions, please contact the colleagues there, since our School does not manage the registration for German language courses.


Apart from these courses you cannot choose other courses from other schools and departments.

How many courses you take is up to you or your university. If your university does not require you to take a minimum number of courses the rule of thumb is “not more than 30 ECTS”.


Course Registration

You will need to register for your courses during the registration period (about three weeks before the beginning of the lecture period).

Please use the course registration form which we will send to you via email in order to choose your courses. Please fill in your name, home university, major, and email-address and list all courses from the School of Humanities which you would like to take. Do not forget to select the according department to the courses you choose via the drop down section. Please refer to our course catalog to see which courses are available for you. You can prioritize your course selection, meaning that you list the courses that are most interesting to you first. This will enhance the chance that you will be accepted in the course.

Please note that admission to a course is always subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. You need to choose at least six courses (listed in the order of your priorities) to ensure that you will get a full work-load for your semester, in case some of your courses are overcrowded.

Save the course registration form as .xlsx or .xls file and send it to once the registration period has started.