For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in German philology from Freie Universität Berlin or an equivalent degree.
The admission is limited.
The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.
The master’s program ‘German as a Foreign Language: Teaching Culture’ focuses both on the linguistic level of language teaching and on topics and methods of teaching the literature and culture of the German-speaking world. A maximum of 25 students are admitted per year, half of them German, the other half international students. An important part of the study program is a semester abroad at a partner university of Freie Universität Berlin where the students can take seminars and develop, engage in, and reflect on their own teaching.