Applicants for NAS must meet the following requirements:

  • A Bachelor diploma in the fields of language, cultural, or social studies. In particular, diplomas in theology, philosophy, history, literature and linguistics, European and non-European philology, psychology, education studies, religious studies, political science, sociology, geography, communication studies, or similar are accepted.
  • Applicants have to prove their knowledge of two languages out of English, French, and Spanish. They must speak one of these languages on a C1 level and a second on a B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Proof of the second language may be postponed until the end of the first NAS year. On a case to case basis, a non-North American language may be accepted as a second language.
  • Applicants from non German-speaking countries have to prove knowledge of German on the level DSH 2 or TestDaF4 (in all of the four areas).
  • In case a Bachelor diploma is not yet available, students can be enrolled under the condition that they can give prove of 140 ECTS credits acquired during their Bachelor program. They will be asked to show their Bachelor diploma at the end of the first NAS semester.

For more detailed and legally binding information on application requirements see the study regulations (in German).



A list of the required application documents can be found on the website of the Studentenkanzlei. Click here to download the English version.

To apply for NAS please follow the "Online-Bewerbung"-link below. Applications are welcome from June 1, 2018 till September 1, 2018.