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Slavic Studies

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Introduction in winter semester 2020/21

Composition of the study programme

Composition of the study programme

Composition of the study programme

The study programme is composed of:

  • a major in Slavic Studies (120 CP) and
  • a minor  (40 CP)

An internship or a project (10 CP) will prepare you for the professional world.


The programme qualifies students for a wide range of professional fields such as business, publishing, public employers, the media, etc.


Slavic Studies Major

The major Slavic Studies deals with literary and cultural studies as well as linguistics. The aspect of practical language training is of particular importance.

The major is composed of two Slavic languages:

  • The first Slavic language must be chosen before the start of the programme, at the latest when enrolling. You can choose the following languages:
    • Russian Studies/Russian
    • Polish Studies/Polish
    • Bohemistics/Czech
  • The second Slavic language must be chosen for the third semester. You can choose the following languages:
    • Polish Studies/Polish
    • Bohemistics/Czech
    • Ukrainian Studies/Ukrainian
    • Southern Slavistics/Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian

Combination rules:

Subjects of the same name cannot be combined. If Polish Studies/Polish or Bohemistics/Czech is chosen as the first Slavic language, then Russian Studies/Russian must be taken as the second Slavic language.


The following minor subjects are offered:

  • Political science
  • History
  • Sociology

At the same time, the Master's programme "Slavic Studies" will start in winter semester 2020/21.



Commencement of studies

only in the winter semester

Admission requirements

  • General higher education entrance qualification (= Abitur or comparable qualification), Fachhochschule entrance qualification, master craftsman's examination, higher education entrance qualification for professionally qualified persons. More...
  • Proof of internship (pre-study internship) is not required.
  • Please note that applicants with a foreign higher education entrance qualification are also required to provide proof of German language skills. More...

Application / Enrolment

The intake capacity of this degree programme is not limited.
The application for the winter semester 2020/21 must be received by the Registrar's Office of the University of Giessen by September 30, 2020. Application portal

Please note that deadline extensions can be decided for degree programmes with no intake limitation. These are published in the application portal.

Different rules may apply to international applicants. More...

Please note:
This year, other application and enrolment deadlines may apply.
Please refer to this page for information on the deadlines.


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Study counseling

Study guidance


Information on teaching and studies areas as well as study and examination guidance can be obtained from the contact persons at the Institute of Slavic Studies.


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