The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures offers Ph.D. students a generous funding package that is guaranteed for five years. Sixth-year students are eligible for a doctoral completion grant. We are also able to fund many students in our one-year MA program with a combination of teaching opportunities and internal fellowships.
Applications to the Graduate Program in German Literature, Culture and Theory must be submitted through the School of Graduate Studies online application website. The complete application includes the online form, submission of transcripts, letters of recommendation (two for the M.A., three for the PhD), a brief resumé and a sample of written work. You are also required to provide a tentative outline of your course of study and your reasons for embarking on graduate study.
Please consult the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Calendar and the departmental Graduate Handbook for details on eligibility criteria. Additional information may be obtained from the SGS Admissions Guide, the SGS Degree Programs Quick Facts (MA) and Degree Programs Quick Facts (PhD), and the SGS application FAQ I and FAQ II.
Your file will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee when we have received all required documentation and the application fee has been paid. You may pay the application fee online by VISA or MasterCard.
Applications for 2019-20 will be accepted as of 21 September 2018.
The deadline for online application and payment of application fee is 15 January 2019. The deadline for receipt of documents is 31 January 2019.
We look forward to receiving your application and wish you much success in your future studies.
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