Hindi, together with English, is the official language of the Indian Union; moreover, Hindi is one of the most widely spoken native languages in the world. Thanks to its official status and its continual spread as a result of education, film music and television, Hindi has evolved beyond its area of origin into the most important lingua franca in particular among India’s less educated population, while English is the most important common language among the country’s elite. Since Hindi has the exact same grammar and basic vocabulary as Urdu, students who master Hindi also have a solid foundation on which to learn Urdu. 

The main focus of the Hindi program is to convey passive mastery of the language to enable students to use relevant sources for research and application. After successful completion of the minor in Hindi, students are able to read texts in this language of intermediate difficulty with the aid of a dictionary.

This subject must be combined with a second subject.

Possible lines of work:

Intercultural communication, intercultural management, international development cooperation, peace and conflict research, international educational work (adult education, language courses, etc.), politics (policy consulting), culture (conservation/maintenance/management of global cultural heritage, cultural institutions, culture management, museums, etc.), tourism (long-distance, educational and cultural tourism), journalism, academia (teaching/research at universities, research institutions, etc.)

Job options strongly depend on a graduate’s chosen major.

Open admission
NC values ​​from previous semesters
2021/2022 Wintersemester
free admission
Bachelor of Arts
6 Semester
Winter semester

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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