German Studies (Germanistik, Joint Bachelor of Arts)


German Studies (Joint Bachelor of Arts)

(Germanistik, J.B.A.)


General Information

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Language: German
Internship: Completing an internship or even several internships throughout the programme is recommended particularly regarding professional orientation. With a duration of four weeks or more, full-time internships in the optional area of the programme can be recognised; internship regulations.
Requirements for Admission: General university entrance degree, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information
Admission Procedure: unrestricted
Part-time Degree: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester
Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application: Online application
Special Features:
• English language skills at the B2 level (CEF) are an admission requirement for the last subject exam.
• For this degree programme, the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.

Degree Programme Structure (please click to read on)


Semester Course Schedule (print version) – click to enlarge
Semester Course Schedule (print version) – click to enlarge

The Joint Bachelor of Arts consists of the studies of two different subjects/components.

The component German Studies addresses the capacity and effects of the German language and literature in German as regards its historical development, its aesthetic particularity, and its social conditions on a scientific level.

At TU Darmstadt, the studies of German within the J.B.A. is composed of the three German Studies subsections Modern German Literary Studies, German Linguistics, and German Language and Literature of the Middle Ages (Medieval Studies). In the course of their studies, students can choose either Literary Studies or Linguistics as their focus.

More information:

module handbook

Vorlesungsverzeichnis (Course Catalogue)

Institut für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft (Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies)


Start smart

Use these tools for a smart start into the programme:

Online Self-Assessment

Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.

Advice for Prospective J.B.A Students

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