Faculty of Modern LanguagesComparative German Studies – Bachelor 25%

Prospective Student Information Day at Heidelberg University – 17. November 2021

This year, the prospective student information day will consist in a mix of on-campus lectures, online presentations, videos, and podcasts. Learn more about the degree programmes available at Heidelberg University, gain insight into the diverse subjects on offer, and pick up all the important information you need about studying at Heidelberg.
Prospective Student Information Day at Heidelberg University

The focus of Comparative German Studies is the comparative and intercultural examination of German language, literature, and culture. 

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Arts
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman
Fees and contributions171.80 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with no admission restrictions
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Part-time optionYes

Course Content

The Bachelor’s degree programme in Comparative German Studies as a minor subject (25%) provides students – as an enhancement to the discipline being studied as a major subject – with fundamental knowledge of the concepts and methods associated with the selected specialisation (German linguistics and/or literature). The specialisation chosen as a part of the degree programme includes a career-oriented applied subject area. Students may choose between either Didactics of German as a Foreign/Second Language or Intercultural Communication.

Course Structure

Introductory Module: Minor Subject
The Introductory Module, as a supplement to the discipline being studied as a major subject, provides fundamental knowledge of the concepts and methods associated with the selected specialisation (linguistics and/or literature). (Recommended for the 1st – 3rd semesters.) Before enrolling in courses, students should discuss their individual interests and previously-attained subject knowledge with their academic advisor(s).

Advanced module: Minor subject
The Advanced Module, as a supplement to the discipline being studied as a major subject, provides students with in-depth knowledge of the selected specialisation (linguistics and/or literature). (Recommended for the 2nd – 5th semesters.) Before enrolling in courses, students should discuss their individual interests and previously-attained subject knowledge with their academic advisor(s).

Career-Oriented Applied Courses
Students must select a module from either Didactics of German as a Foreign/Second Language or Intercultural Communications. This will provide students with fundamental subject-specific and methodological knowledge (recommended for the 1st – 5th semesters.)