Application instructions for the MA Digital Humanties

Are you interested in the Master’s program Digital Humanities? Here you will find information about your application and the admission requirements.

The programme always starts in the winter semester (application deadline 15.07.).


In order to be admitted to the Master’s degree programme in Digital Humanities, students must have completed a subject-specific or -related undergraduate degree.
  • A subject-specific degree is a Bachelor’s degree in either Digital Humanities and Social Sciences, in Digital Humanities, or in Digital Social Sciences. Applicants with a subject-specific degree graded 2.50 or above shall be admitted directly to the Master’s degree programme. Applicants with an overall grade of 2.51 to 3.75 shall be admitted after successfully completing a selection interview.
  • Other Bachelor’s degrees shall be recognised as being subject-related provided they include a minimum of 25 ECTS credits in computer science and 25 ECTS credits in the humanities or social sciences. In this case, applicants have to successfully complete a selection interview and have a total grade no lower than 3.75.

Detailed information on the admission requirements can be found in the degree programme and examination regulations for the MA Digital Humanities and the General Examination Regulations for the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programmes at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology at FAU. See for this under Examination regulations and legal bases.

For admission to the Master’s programme, you need proof of a degree at the Bachelor’s level. The application for the Master’s programme Digital Humanities is made via campo – the application portal of the FAU. The application documents must be submitted online and by post by July 15th. The postal address of the Master’s office is:

FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg
Unit L4 – Master’s Office
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen

  • Information on the application process can be found here.
  • You can find further information on the Master’s programmes at FAU here.
  • You can discuss your concerns in person at the Student Advice and Career Service.

Applicants have to prove English skills at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, unless their undergraduate degree was taken in English. Proof of language proficiency can be submitted up until the start of the third semester. If applicants have not completed a degree or their A-Levels in Germany, they must prove that they are proficient in German, at least to level DSH2.

International applicants must also apply via campo – FAU’s application portal.

Campo will prepare an admission application based on your details. In it you will find an overview of the documents to be submitted. The application documents must be submitted online and by post by 15 July. The postal address of the Master’s office is:

FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg
Unit L4 – Master’s Office
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen

Foreign certificates must be presented in a certified copy and certified translation (if they are not issued in English, French or German). If your documents do not correspond to the form or if important documents are missing, we will unfortunately have to exclude you from the procedure. Further information on document certification and translation.

The Master’s programme in Digital Humanities is taught in German and English. German is the language of instruction at the FAU, therefore corresponding language certificates are indispensable for the admission to FAU studies. Detailed information on this can be found on our page German language courses, German language skills and certificates.


You can find further information on how to apply for foreign applicants here.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the student advisors: