Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main

Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

MA Comparative Literary Studies only.

"If you are interested in cultural memory and want to have your studies be the main focus of your exchange, then I would definitely recommend Frankfurt.The uni is great, and the city is - although it might seem that way at first- definitely not boring" - experience from a former exchange student

Student experiences

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General information for exchange students

Course information

Courses held in English

For MA Students - Study Abroad

Academic calendar

Semester I (Winter Semester): approx. early October - late February
Semester II (Summer Semester): approx. early april - late July

For more information consult the Academic Calender.


Language requirement: a minimum CEFR language level of:

  • B1 in German (The International Office (UU Humanities) however recommends a B2 level at the moment of exchange in order to fully participate in the courses.
  • C1 for courses taught in English
Areas of study open to exchange students

Languages. Subjects taught here include:

  • MA Moving Cultures
  • MA Anglophone Literature, Cultures and Media (ALCM)

Students can take up to 50% of their courses outside of the faculty of Modern Languages/Institute of English and American Studies.

Courses at Master’s level

Yes, research master students Comparative Literary Studies only

Language of instruction

German and English

Housing assistance

General information page on accomodation

More information on renting private rooms and other residences can be found here.

Estimated living costs per month


Cost of living (Rent, Food, Clothing, Study Material, etc., per month)approx. €700
Health insurance (per Month)approx. €110
Semester contribution (Semesterbeitrag) (approx. €326 per semester), per monthapprox. €55
Total (per Month)approx. 865 €

This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.

 More information


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available
  • 2 places per year per master: i.e. 2 semester places at Moving Cultures and 2 semester places at the master Anglophone Literature, Cultures and Media
Additional information

Student Guide






Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).