Zwei Studentinnen gehen eine Treppe im Mannheimer Schloss runter.

Master of Arts in Intercultural German Studies

One program. Two universities. Two degrees. The master’s program in Intercultural German Studies is the first joint degree program of a German and a Canadian university in a subject in the Humanities. As a result, you have the opportunity to study German Studies not only from a German, but also from a Canadian point of view. Your first semester in Mannheim will be followed by a complete academic year in Waterloo, Ontario. Afterwards, you will study one more semester in Mannheim. You will focus on German language and literature and look at your own culture from a completely different angle. Furthermore, you will have the chance to experience constant cultural exchange.

At a glance

Start of the program and period of study

4 semesters (full-time); only in the fall semester

Application period

15 March – 31 May (Apply now)

Language of instruction

German and English

Admission requirementsBachelor’s degree in Linguistics, a philology or a similar field of study with a final grade of at least 2.5; proof of English language proficiency equivalent to level B2. Please consult the selection statutes for detailed information.
Further selection criteriaPractical experience, international experience, voluntary work, letter of motivation
International orientationSpending a year abroad is a mandatory part of the program
Required coursework and course contents120 ECTS credits
Program descriptionDownload here


Semester fee: EUR 204.30 (more information)
Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: EUR 1,500
Tuition fees for a second degree: EUR 650

*No tuition fees apply at the Canadian university, DAAD scholarship to cover costs of living and health insurance available

Studentin mit Brille arbeitet am Laptop in der Bibliothek.

The central feature of this master’s program is its intercultural orientation, which will also define the students’ professional life after graduation. Graduates will have all kinds of career options. They will, for instance, be able to work in international organizations as well as in the fields of research and science, education, and public relations. 

Advising and contact

Dr. Regine Zeller

Dr. Regine Zeller

Coordinator of M.A. Intercultural German Studies
University of Mannheim
School of Humanities
Department of German Studies
L 10, 11–12 – Room 107
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
During the semester: Mondays, 3–4 pm and on appointment
During the semester break: on appointment