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Double Degree Estudios InterAmericanos

From winter semester 2018/19, students of the MA InterAmerican Studies/ Estudios InterAmericanos will be able to opt for the Double Degree option organized in cooperation with Maestría en Literaturas Interamericanas from Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico.

The Double Degree InterAmerican Studies program, funded by the DAAD, is a particularly attractive opportunity for students who wish to study InterAmerican Studies with an emphasis on Literature and Cultural Studies.

The structure of the double degree option is designed so that each generation of students will study the first two semesters at Bielefeld University, where they will acquire the basis of interdisciplinary studies. The remaining two semesters will be spent at Universidad de Guadalajara in Maestría de Literaturas Interamericanas, where they must write their thesis, which will be supervised by professors from both institutions.
Each generation will be made up of three students enrolled at the University of Bielefeld and three students enrolled at the Universidad de Guadalajara. The stays abroad will be financed by the DAAD.

More information about the MA in Guadalajara: Maestría de Literaturas Interamericanas

Students interested in pursuing the Double Degree must apply to the MA InterAmerican Studies and mention the coordinator Dr. Diana Fulger their intentions to enter the double degree program.

Application period:
Winter semester 01.06 - 15.07
To see the application requirements, click here

The double degree option contemplates three DAAD scholarships for students from Bielefeld.  For this reason, a specific selection process will be carried out among the interested parties with very rigorous criteria (including demonstrating a high level of Spanish).

The DAAD scholarships will finance a ten-month stay, flight tickets, and health insurance expenses at Universidad de Guadalajara.



  • Module “Interdisciplinary Introduction to InterAmerican Studies / Introducción interdisciplinaria a los Estudios InterAmericanos" (12LP*)
  • One module with module exam between: (12LP)

. History of the Americas / Historia de las Américas
. North American Literature and the Processes of Culture

  • Module "Literaturas y culturas latinoamericanas" " without specialization seminar “Vertiefungsseminar” and without module exam (6LP)

*LP = Credits 30

  • 1 module with module exam (12LP), different from the first semester:

. History of the Americas / Historia de las Américas
. North American Literature and the Processes of Culture

  • Module "Los medios y los procesos de la cultura" with module exam (12LP)
  • Thesis Seminar I (Online in Universidad de Guadalajara) (6LP)

Credits: 30

  • Thesis seminar II
  • 2 seminars from “Área de Formación Especializante”
  • 2 seminars from “Área de Formación Optativa Abierta”

Credits: 24


  • Thesis seminar III (6LP)

  • Thesis presentation and defense (Universidad de Guadalajara) / Thesis submission (Universität Bielefeld) (24LP)

Credits: 30

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