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Bachelor programme

Degree Profile

Begin of study
winter semester
6 semester
Academic degree
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
full time and part time
Faculty of Philosophy
Tuition fee
semester contribution only
Admission restriction
no restricted admission
Dual-subject Bachelor
minor subject
Teaching language
German, Russian
School subject
Teacher relevance
Primary schools, Secondary schools, Special schools

Course Details

The subsidiary course of study in Slavic Studies comprises the following areas:

  • Linguistics
  • Literature and cultural studies
  • Russian language and culture (focus)
  • Polish and Czech components

In the field of literary and cultural studies, basic knowledge of authors, epochs and genres of literature is conveyed and important cultural, social and political contexts are illuminated.

In the field of linguistics, the essential characteristics of Russian and Slavic languages as sign systems and means of communication are taught.

In addition, the course provides an overview of the history of Russian. The area of Russian Language and Culture consists of practical language studies and the acquisition of basic knowledge of Russian geography, history, politics, economy and culture.

Job & Career Perspectives

Our graduates are active in these professional fields:

  • teaching Russian at primary or regular school (provided that a Master's degree related to teaching profession has been completed),
  • in adult education,
  • in the voice switchboard,
  • in the publishing and library sector,
  • in journalism,
  • in cultural management,
  • in tourism,
  • in the association and organisation work.

Slavic Studies in Detail

Structure of the study programme

The bachelor's degree course at the University of Erfurt comprises a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor's degree) as well as the fundamental course of study. It aims to impart specialist content and occupational field orientation as well as interdisciplinary skills. The standard period of study is six semesters.

Orientation Phase (First Year)

  • Russian cultural studies
  • Slavic literature and linguistics
  • Expansion of Russian language skills

Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)

  • Slavic literature and linguistics
  • Russian language practice
  • Cultural Studies


The major and minor subjects differ in terms of the content and scope of the course. In the major subject a Bachelor thesis is written.

Examinations regulations minor Slavic Studies

Possible combinations

At the University of Erfurt, you will study a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor) in the bachelor's program. You may have to observe combination rules.

Combination rule:

  • Slavic studies can be combined with all fields of study except Literary studies.

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Study abroad

Study abroad

A study stay of at least three months in Russia is recommended, but at least a four-week language stay in a Russian-speaking country must be proven. The International Bureau is happy to assist in organizing the stay abroad.

Study abroad


Internships during studies

  • Interdisciplinary Internship for Vocational Field
  • Internship abroad in Russia, Czech Republic or Poland possible

Further internships for students with the professional goal of becoming teachers:

  • two school type-related school internships in the Bachelor's program

Study teaching profession

Information about study teaching profession

Teacher training takes place in the Bachelor-Master study system. The degree is equivalent to the 1st state examination. Following the Master's program, you will complete the preparatory service, which concludes with the 2nd state examination.
study teaching at the University of Erfurt

Relevance for teacher training

If you follow a master's degree course in teaching, you will acquire the teaching qualification for the subject Russian at the following schools:

  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools

Studying to become a primary school teacher

  • Combination of the major subject Primary and Elementary Education with the minor subject Slavic Studies.

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Studying to become a primary school teacher

Studying to become a secondary school teacher

  • Combination of major (relevant to the teaching profession) with minor subject Slavic Studies

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Studying to become a secondary school teacher

Studying to become a teacher for for special needs pedagogy

  • Combination of the major Special Education and Inclusive Pedagogy with the minor Slavic Studies

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Studying to become a teacher for for special needs pedagogy

Admissions qualification

Studying with Abitur

  • general qualification for university entrance or the subject-related higher education entrance qualification or a comparable previous education

General information on the admission requirements (study without Abitur):

Language requirements

Language requirements during studies

With the beginning of the studies:

  • German: Upon application, international applicants must prove German language skills at level B1.
  • Russian knowledge on level A2 expected

Until the end of the studies:

  • Russian language skills at level B2
  • Knowledge of another Slavic language (Czech, Polish) desired

Language Centre

The Language Centre (Sprachenzentrum) offers around 140 language courses per semester in 16 modern and ancient (foreign) languages. It supports you in acquiring and deepening your language skills.

International applicants

International applicants whose native language is not German must provide proof of sufficient German language skills (level B1) upon application.

Information on required German language skills and the German language test for university admission (DSH):

Language and Admission Requirements 

No admission limitation (without nc)

Without admission limitation (without NC)

At present, no admission limitation (without numerus clausus) is expected.

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Discovery Days

The discovery days at the University of Erfurt mean experiencing "studying up close". Within a week (on as many days as you like) you can attend selected courses (lectures or seminars) and get a taste of campus life. Information and program: Discovery Days

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The minor subject in Slavic Studies is admission-free (without NC).

Application for the two-subject Bachelor's degree:

If you wish to combine Slavic Studies with an admission-free program (without NC), you can enrol directly from May 1 to September 15.

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If you wish to combine Slavic Studies with an admission-restricted program (with NC), please apply from May 1 to July 15 using the following link.

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For international students


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