How to apply to the graduate program 2024-2025

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.

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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 page, the SGS Degree Progams Quick Facts (MA) and Degree Programs Quick Facts (PhD), and the SGS application FAQ.

The deadline for online application, payment of application fees, and receipt of documents is 30 January 2024.

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

See recent job placements of our graduates here.