Admission information for the graduate programs

Overview about required documents

Applicants from outside Germany send their complete application to the International Relations Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt - AAA).
All your certificates need to be verified as a true copy of the original. The AAA sends back all applications without official verified copies together with a rejection letter.

Motivation
letter
CV Transcript B.A.-
certificate / diploma
High School Diploma Letter of Reference German
proficiency*
English
proficiency**
Forms
MA SAS     C1
7 (IELTS)
67 (CAE)
95 (TOEFL)
Module form
& Application
form
MA KLM   B1 C1 Application
form
MA KRS   A2 C1
7 (IELTS)
67 (CAE)
95 (TOEFL)
Application
form
MAHASSA ✓ 2   80 (TOEFL)
6,5 (IELTS)
Application
form

*applies only if the candidates mother tongue is not German or the university entrance qualifications has not been acquired in Germany
**applies only if you are not a citizen of, or your BA degree is not from an English speaking country. German/Austrian/Swiss candidates may prove their English language profciency with the high school diploma (applies not for MAHASSA)

Closing dates for international applicants

  • Begin in Winter term - 15 June
  • Begin in Summer term - 15 November (only MA SAS, MA KLM, MA KRS)

Applications received after these dates will not be considered.

Registration fee

Students must pay a registration fee every semester (€ 152,30 - see details). Most of this money helps the university to provide subsidised services, e.g. student housing, student meals, public transportation etc.
Important: tution fees will be introduced from winter semester 2017/2018. These fees amount to 1500€/semester and are applicable to students coming from non-EU/EEA countries.
Visit the following website for more information about fees and funding options: fees.

Additional Information

Admission regulations (in german only)

Admission regulations
Additions

Admission board

Prof. Dr.
Gita Dharampal-Frick
Dr. Christoph Bergmann
Dr. Himanshu Jha

Admission regulations (in german only)

Admission regulation

Additional admission requirements

  • Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil (BHUT) on level 1-4, or comparable language modules in one or two modern South Asian languages.
  • B.A. in South Asian Studies or similar qualifications from a B.A. in the humanities

Admission Board

Prof. Dr. Hans Harder
Jürgen Schaflechner

Admission regulations (in german only)

Admission regulation

Additional admission requirements

  • Knowledge in Sanskrit (BA-Level)
  • B.A. in „Cultural and Religious history of South Asia“ or similar qualifications from a B.A.

Admission Board

Prof. Dr. Ute Hüsken
Anand Mishra

Admission regulations (in german only)

Admission regulation

Additional documents

  • Copy of your passport (identity page)
  • 3 passport photos (please write your name on the back side)

German Students

German students must make an appointment with the course coordinator in September or beginning of October and show the following documents: B.A. certificate, higher education entrance qualification (Abitur), and an English language test score.
Students will then receive an immatriculation confirmation from the MAHASSA office, with which they can enrol at the Central Student Advisory Office.
Please note: German nationals who have obtained their B.A. degree outside of Germany should make an appointment with the course coordinator at least 8 weeks before the semester starts and provide certified copies of their diploma since the Akademisches Auslandsamt has to verify such certificates.

Admission Board

Prof. Dr. William Sax
Dr. Roman Sieler