Germanic Studies BA (Specialisation German as Ethnic Minority Language)

University of Pécs
Program overview
3 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2024

September 2025

September 2026

About this program

Germanic Studies BA (Specialisation German as Ethnic Minority Language)

The aim of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge on the one hand in the core areas of German studies and on the other hand on the German-speaking minority in Hungary. The students acquire the German language at level C1 of the common European reference framework, they are also able to understand and produce general political, economic, linguistic and literary texts. Students specializing in German as a minority language also get to know the history, language usage, folk culture and literature of the Hungarian Germans. A completed BA degree opens up numerous career opportunities in various areas, such as in national and international companies, and entitles you to access a master’s degree. During the BA course, students develop knowledge and skills in the following areas: German language skills at level C1; Basic linguistic knowledge, knowledge of the grammar of contemporary German; Literature of the German-speaking countries; Regional studies of the German-speaking countries; Basic knowledge of culture and media studies; History, language, literature and culture of the Hungarian Germans; Presentation techniques. Literature and culture of the Hungarian Germans; Presentation techniques. Literature and culture of the Hungarian Germans; Presentation techniques.

Admission requirements

The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:

  • Certified and translated (if originals are not in English) copy of school transcripts showing satisfactory completion of senior high school.
  • Europass CV in English
  • Motivation letter (introduction plus field of interest, etc.) in 3000 to 3500 characters.
  • Copy of valid passport or national ID
  • Medical certificate, (please fill the document and attach the serologic test results)
    • vaccination card (showing that you are immunized against HEP B)
    • HEP A / B / C test *
    • HIV test*
    • Chest X-ray: Please attach the chest's X-ray result (not the film!) In English / Hungarian! (not older than 3 months)
  • Transfer receipt of the EUR 140 application fee
  • Official copy of the following language exam certificates:
    • TOEFL (iBT internet-based): 66 points
    • IELTS: Overall Band Score: 5.5
    • Cambridge ESOL: B2 level
    • TELC: B2 level
    • ECL: B2 level
  • Entrance Exam (personally or via Skype)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

1st Semester

  • Introduction to minority studies
  • Language and culture of the Germanic peoples

2nd Semester

  • History of the Hungarian Germans
  • Regional studies of German-speaking countries

3rd Semester

  • Material culture of the Hungarian Germans
  • Flexion morphology
  • German literature and culture from the early modern period to the classical period

4th Semester

  • Language of the Hungarian Germans
  • lexicology
  • German literature and culture from romanticism to realism

5th Semester

  • syntax
  • German language islands in Hungary
  • German literature and culture from naturalism to the middle of the 20th century

6th Semester

  • Literature of the Hungarian Germans after 1945
  • Language typology and contrastive linguistics

Scholarships & funding

Scholarship options are available. For more information, please visit the website.


Tuition fee: EUR 2,200 per semester


Degree: Philologist in Germanic Studies (Specialized in German as Ethnic Minority Language)

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University of Pécs

The University of Pécs opened its doors in 1367, making it the first and oldest institution of its kind in Hungary. With longer and shorter interruptions, UP has been shaping the young academic society for over six-and-a-half centuries, not just...

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If you choose the University of Pécs, you will:

  • experience a high quality of education.
  • study at the oldest university in Hungary - founded in 1367 - having exceptionally wide-ranging experience and long-standing traditions in higher education.
  • be awarded a valuable EU degree.
  • choose from our professionally relevant and high quality programs for a tuition fee that represents great value for money.
  • study in a multicultural environment.
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  • experience vibrant student life day and night in this true University City, full of bars, restaurants and cafés.
  • study at one of the largest higher education institutions in Hungary together with 20,000 other students.
  • live in a uniquely beautiful place -Pécs was awarded the prestigious title “European Capital of Culture” in 2010.
  • walk among the historical buildings in the city of Pécs, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
  • study in a very safe and friendly city located in one of the safest countries in Europe.
  • get a Central European experience and discover further European countries easily during your studies at UP.

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University of Pécs

Vasvári Pál str. 4.
H-7622 Pécs

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