Germanic Studies, Specialized in German Studies BA

Title

Germanic Studies, Specialized in German Studies BA

Degree

Philologist in Germanic Studies, Specialized in German Studies

Type

Degree program

Level

Bachelor

Accreditation number

OH-FHF/29-4/2011.

Department

Department of German Linguistics
Department of German Literature
Department of German Language Training and Applied Linguistics

Webpage

Language

German

Duration

6 semesters (3 years)

ECTS credits

180

Minimum number of students

18

Maximum number of students

-

Short description

The German Studies bachelor program aims to train professionals in German language and writing, who are capable of a high level (at least C1 CEFR level) use and acquire in-depth theoretical and practical information related to German in the areas of culture and history. These skills and theoretical knowledge enable students to perform in managing and organizing tasks for tourism, the economy, the media and the press, culture and public administration, and in general they acquire the ability to translate and interpret texts. Note that the program does not offer teaching qualifications.

Specializations: 

  • German language in the economic and business communication
  • Translation (German – Hungarian; Hungarian language skills are required)
Strength of program

The BA program comprises a 3 year course of studies. The program is divided into two tracks: the first year track offers a general introduction, the second and third years are reserved for the main module. At the end of each track there are complex examinations. At the end of the general track students take the language proficiency examination, at the end of the main module they take the final examination and conclude their program.

Find the detailed structure of the program on the site of the Faculty.

Career opportunities

After graduation, graduates can work at various companies where good language skills and general knowledge in business, culture, creative writing and translation are needed.

Job examples

Human resource manager, Foreign language correspondent, Charge d’affaires

EU/EEA students
non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

1,800 EUR

1,800 EUR

Application fee

150 EUR (non-refundable)

150 EUR (non-refundable)

Other costs

100 EUR (Entrance exam fee)

100 EUR (Entrance exam fee)

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

1,800 EUR

Application fee

150 EUR (non-refundable)

Other costs

100 EUR (Entrance exam fee)


Offered for the next academic year

YES

Start program

06, Sep, 2021

Deadline for applications - September intake

30, Jun, 2021

Is there a February intake

No


Admission requirements

Entry requirements

The students who can apply for the German BA Program are expected to present the documentation of their certificate of matriculation from a secondary school and to submit their application with the necessary attachments.

The university accepts only certificates, which are equivalent to the Hungarian certificate of matriculation, thus appropriate for continuing one’s studies in university education. If the certificate is not in English, the university needs an official translation, which could be a translation by the secondary school as well.

If the applicant completes their secondary education during the current term and their certificate is not issued before the application deadline, a proof of student status or a certification, which verifies that the applicant will receive matriculation is required instead. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicant must present their certificate of matriculation upon enrolment at the latest.

This program is not available for Hungarian citizens.

The educational and outcome requirements are defined by the Ministry of Human Capacities, Regulation No. 18/2016. (VIII. 5.). The details of the application and admission process are defined by the Organisational and Operational Regulations of ELTE.

Language requirements

German: CEFR B2

Documents to submit with application

Document

Comment

Online application form

-

Record of the final two years in secondary school

 

Secondary school certificate (graduation certificate)

Notarized copy only on request.

CV

In MS Word format with one low resolution photo

Motivation letter

 

Copy of the main pages of the passport
(needs to be valid)

 

Copy of application fee transfer

 

Copy of the Entrance exam fee transfer

 

Language certificate

Official test result or certificate must be provided;
see program specific proficiency requirements.

Other: An official English translation of the certificates and the records if the language of the original is not English

 

 

Optional documents for admissions

  • Letter of Reference
    Also called "Letter of recommendation." From a former instructor and/or employer.
  • Letter of Authorization
    If the applicant uses the services of a non-contracted third party during the application process, a Letter of Authorization must be signed. Applications will not be processed without.
Application procedure

Application deadlines:

The deadline for application means the deadline of submission of the full and complete application package in the online system.

Period 1 for September intake: 01/02-15/04/2021 23:59 (CET)
Period 2 for September intake: 16/04-30/06/2021 23:59 (CET)

The application procedure includes 2 periods in order to give the applicants the freedom to submit their application when it’s most suitable for them. The applicants of each period have the same chance to get admittance for the programme. However, please note, that the Faculty of Humanities ELTE reserves the right to cancel the entrance periods in case the number of the admitted applicants reaches the limit during the previous entrance periods.

Procedure of the application

The application starts in the online application system. Students need to register in the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions during the application process.
Applications will only be processed if the application fee (150 EUR; non-refundable) has been transferred to the Faculty’s bank account.
For further information and details about transferring the application fee please visit our Faculty’s website: btk.elte.hu/prospective-students-financial-issues

BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS OF OUR UNIVERSITY
IBAN Bank Account: HU 03 1003 2000 0142 6201 0000 0000
BIC/SWIFT code: HUSTHUHB
Name of the University: EÖTVÖS LORÁND UNIVERSITY, ELTE BTK
Address: 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/a, Hungary
Name of the Bank: Hungarian State Treasury Ltd. (Magyar Államkincstár)
Address of the Bank: 1139 Budapest, Váci út 71.

PLEASE DO NOT MISS TO ADD IN THE MESSAGE SECTION:
Name of applicant
AY (for example: 2022/22/1)
The University’s sub-account number: AC9201/04

Entrance examination and selection process

When the university receives the full application package and it is checked by the Department of International Affairs an entrance exam date option will be sent no later than the application deadline for the relevant period. Please, check your messages in the application system, and the e-mail address that is linked to the account regularly. The applications are examined by the Admission Board no later than after each application period and applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system after the decision is official. Admission letters are sent out in the online application system within a few days. 

Procedure of the entrance examination:

The entrance exam contains a discussion about the motivation of the applicant. Successful applicants must have a good command of English to pass the entrance exam.  The entrance exam can be taken in person or via Skype. Ranking is based on the overall evaluation of academic excellence (based on the submitted documents) and the results of the entrance exam.

Program leader

Komlósiné Dr. Knipf Erzsébet
Professor of Germanic Studies

Admission
Department of International Affairs
E-mail: admission@btk.elte.hu
Address: 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4.

More information
Website

Faculty of Humanities

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