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Diplom-Gebärdensprachdolmetscher (FH)

Standard period of study (amount)

8 semesters



Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study



German Sign Language, Interpreting Techniques in Theory and Practice, Sign Language - Linguistics


Hearing-impaired people always encounter situations in which they are limited in communicating with hearing people. As a sign language interpreter, you have the task of bridging precisely these barriers. To achieve their goal, you facilitate communication between two languages and cultures. You are usually directly present in the situation. As a result, they must have an extensive cultural and specialist knowledge in order to Master the highly complex process of interpreting.

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Proof of aptitude assessment\; basic sign language course (at least 40 lesson units), (proof on the day of determining aptitude) or proof of equivalent competence

Lecture period

  • 13.03.2023 - 02.07.2023
  • 04.10.2023 - 28.01.2024

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2023/2024)

Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

31.08.2023 (Universitywide deadline)

In the event of vacancies, you can also apply after this deadline.

Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

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Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

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Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

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Tuition fee


no tuition fees

Languages of instruction

Main language


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