Master in Anthropology: FAQs

FAQs FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

What is the deadline for applying to your graduate program?

Do you require German?

Are international students required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores? How about Test of Spoken  English (TSE) and the Test of Written English (TWE) scores?

How much is graduate tuition at the University of Leipzig?

What if I don't have a bachelor's degree in Anthropology?

Can I attend the Master's program on a part-time basis?

Where can I find information about faculty research?

Where can I find a list of graduate courses offered?

 

FAQs FOR CURRENT STUDENTS

How long will it take to get my degree? Where do I find the Master's plan of study?

How do I enrol?

When does the study program start?

Does the University provide funding options?

Are there Research/Teaching Assistantships available?

When should I choose a topic for my Master's Thesis?

Need Help?

 

What is the deadline for applying to your graduate program?

May 31st

 

Do you require German?

German is not formally required for the Master's in Anthropology. However, students report that they are more satisfied living in Germany when they have some knowledge of the German language. The University offers German courses for students. Courses with 2 hours per week cost around €50 per semester, and intensive courses cost between €150 and €300 per semester. Please find more details HERE.

 

Are international students required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores? How about Test of Spoken English (TSE) and the Test of Written English (TWE) scores?

We request you to submit any prior completed English language tests with your application. Should these not be available, then the applicant's English aptitude will be evaluated during the oral examination by the Institute of Anthropology.


How much is graduate tuition at the University of Leipzig?
There are no tuition fees at the University of Leipzig. However, all students must pay a 'semester fee' at the beginning of each semester. Please refer to the University website for more information on the exact amount of the semester fee, what is included in the fee, deadlines, payment procedures, etc.

 

What if I don't have a bachelor's degree in Anthropology?
You should have prior training in the Social Sciences and be able to demonstrate some knowledge of the discipline of Anthropology as well as express your interest and motivation for completing a Master's in Anthropology.

 

Can I attend the Master's program on a part-time basis?
The structure and workload of the Master's program is developed as a two- year program. Therefore, we recommend an ideal type of scheduled courses. However, one can reschedule the courses according to his/her personal schedule (10 ECT correspond to 300 working credit hours).

 

Where can I find information about faculty research?
Please refer to the Institute of Anthropology website. Partner institutions include the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University Halle (Saale) and the Max-Planck-Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale). Transportation to Halle (Saale) is free with the student full-ticket (MDV-Vollticket). Other collaborating institutions include the GRASSI Museum in Leipzig and African Studies, Center for Area Studies, Oriental Studies, India/Tibet/Mongolian Studies, and Global Studies at the University of Leipzig.

 

Where can I find a list of graduate courses offered?
Please refer to the MA Handbook [LINK]

 

How long will it take to get my degree? Where do I find the Master's plan of study?
The Master's program is designed as a two- year program. However, one can reschedule the courses according to his/her personal schedule (10 ECT correspond to 300 working credit hours). Please refer to the Student Handbook for a detailed description of the Master's plan of study and information on elective course options.


How do I enrol?
We require students to register for all classes for which they wish to receive credit. Please register using AlmaWeb.


When does the study program start?
Courses officially start during the second full week in October. However, the University hosts a Welcome Program in September which we highly recommend students to attend.

 

Does the University provide funding options?
Funding is not provided by the University. Students are encouraged to apply for funding individually. For a list of available scholarships please refer to the MA Student Handbook or view the Scholarship Guide for International Students.

 

Are there Research/Teaching Assistantships available?
The Institute of Anthropology generally does not provide research or teaching assistantships. Please contact staff members stating your interests.

 

When should I choose a topic for my Master's Thesis?
Students are encouraged to start meeting with the staff to discuss a theoretical framework and research design for their project during the second semester. However, students have until the end of the third semester to officially submit their application for Master's Thesis.

 

Need Help?
Anytime you have a problem or question and don't know where to get help, you can start by contacting the Student Office (+49 341 97-32003, Goethestraße 6). A list of University contacts is available here. For questions specific to the Master's in Anthropology please contact Annette Halbig (+ 49 341 97 37 220, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

 

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