How to apply to the graduate program 2022-2023

How to apply to the graduate program 2022-2023

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 (please submit electronic transcripts, originals are only required after admission)
  • letters of recommendation (MA:2, PhD:3)
  • a brief resume
  • a sample of written work
  • a statement of up to 700 words outlining your research interests and 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 Progams Quick Facts (MA) and Degree Programs Quick Facts (PhD), and the SGS application FAQ I and FAQ II.

The deadline for online application and payment of application fee is 15 January 2022. The deadline for receipt of documents is 31 January 2022.

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.

We look forward to receiving your application and wish you much success in your future studies.

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