Information about the B.A. minor in Gender Studies


The application for the BA minor in Gender Studies is done via the central application portal of Goethe University. You must complete the online application form within the application deadline. Admission to the program is only possible for the winter semester, so you can apply from June 1 (application start date) until the application deadline on July 15 each year. On the pages of the SSC (Study Service Center) you can find out everything about the application process. Please have your university entrance qualification certificate (usually your Abitur certificate) ready when completing the online application. At the end of the online application, you will receive an application form, which you must sign and submit to the Registrar's Office at Goethe University. If you have received a letter of admission, you will find all information about enrollment (matriculation) there.

Note: Since the Gender Studies program can only be studied as a minor, you still need a major subject in order to apply and enroll at Goethe University. You can search for a suitable combination of subjects on the pages of the Study Service Center on the central range of courses (all courses that have the addition "major with a minor" in the description are eligible).

What is a Numerus Clausus (NC)?

The Bachelor Minor in Gender Studies in Frankfurt is admission restricted, which means that there is a numerus clausus (NC) every semester. The NC results from the competition of applicants for the available study places and is determined anew every semester. The more interested students want to study a subject and the smaller the number of available study places, the higher the NC. In order to be able to study Gender Studies as a minor subject in Frankfurt, you must apply with the average grade of your university entrance qualification (Abinote). With the NC, however, there are no predetermined minimum grades or minimum waiting periods. Both are determined anew each semester on the basis of the number of applications. Results of previous procedures can only give an orientation. This and more information on the NC can be found on the pages of the Study Service Center (SSC).

University Entrance Qualification

Applicants from Germany must have a general or subject-specific university entrance qualification. The Fachhochschulreife does not entitle the student to study at Goethe University.

Language certificate

Sufficient active and passive English language skills are required, which enable the student to read English-language literature and to participate in courses taught in English.

International students

International and stateless applicants must have a degree equivalent to a general university entrance qualification and must demonstrate German language skills at level B2 (DSH-2) in accordance with the Regulations on the German Language Examination for University Admission (DSH).


Unfortunately, no on-site consultations can be offered at this time. You are welcome to use the following counseling services by e-mail or telephone:

For general questions about study opportunities at Goethe University, application and admission, please contact the Central Student Advisory Service via the

telephone hotline: 069 798 3838
or by e-mail

You can also find information in the FAQ of the study program. Frequently asked questions are answered here.

You can also receive up-to-date information via the mailing list of the B.A. minor in Gender Studies. You can see how to sign up in the FAQ of the study program, too.

Please send e-mail inquiries about the Gender Studies minor to the study coordination of the Cornelia Goethe Center. Please be sure to include the examination regulations according to which you are studying, i.e. whether you started your studies before winter semester 2022/23 (PO 2015) or from winter semester 2022/23 onwards (PO 2022)!

You can receive telephone advice on the subject of Gender Studies during the office hours of the study coordination on Tuesdays between 11 and 12 o'clock at +49 (69) 798 35104. Zoom appointments are also available upon request.

In the winter semester 2022/23, the counseling offer "Feminist Coffee Break" will take place again. Here, students of the BA minor in Gender Studies and the certificate program can exchange ideas with each other and with the study coordination, express criticism and ask questions over coffee. The dates for the summer semester are Wednesdays on 19.10.2022, on 02.11.2022, on 14.12.2022 and on 01.02.2023 each between 15-17 o'clock.
Each meeting will be held in the Women*'s Room/ Feminist Salon in PEG Room 2.G 215.

Questions regarding the crediting and booking of courses and achievements should be directed to the examination office of the Department 03 responsible for the BA minor in Gender Studies by telephone or via e-mail.

If you have any questions regarding the BA minor in Gender Studies, please contact the student advisor at the Cornelia Goethe Center:

Prof.'in Sarah Speck
PEG Building, Room 3.G024
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60629 Frankfurt a. M.

Please make an appointment with Prof. Sarah Speck with Natascha Lorenz via e-mail, her office is in the PEG building, room: 3 G 139.

Further counseling and support services