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Germanic Studies at the University of British Columbia – Call for Graduate Applications 2018

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada is inviting excellent students to join its interdisciplinary research team. Our faculty’s expertise lies in the areas of German, Baltic, Scandinavian, and Slavic studies and includes approaches in Cultural History, Gender Studies, Holocaust Studies, Film and Media Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, as well as in Second Language Acquisition. Our course offerings include courses in literary, media and cultural theories, and literary studies from comparative, ecocritical, philosophical and sociological perspectives.


All successful applicants to the MA or PhD program will receive competitive financial support in the form of research scholarships and/or teaching assistantships for the duration of their studies. In addition, UBC offers Tuition Awards for international students. Travel support and exchange scholarships are available as well.


Master’s Program in Germanic Studies

Our Master’s Program normally comprises two years of study and includes 9 graduate courses, a Graduating Essay or a Final Comprehensive Examination. Alternatively, a thesis-based degree requires 7 graduate courses, a Master’s Thesis and a Final Comprehensive Examination. Admission requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in German or a related field, an excellent record of university study, and fluency in German and English.


Doctoral Program in Germanic Studies

Our PhD Program normally comprises four years of study and includes two years of course work (6 graduate courses), a Doctoral Candidacy Examination, two years for the Doctoral Dissertation, and a Public Defence. Admission requirements are a Master’s degree in German, an excellent record of university study, and fluency in German and English. Students with a four-year B.A. degree can be admitted in exceptional circumstances.

Our Graduate Faculty

Our faculty are multi-disciplinary with research interests ranging from Kittler to conversation analysis, science fiction literature to queer theory. With one of the largest German graduate faculties in Canada, whatever your research interests, we’re sure you can find a great match.

Read more here about our faculty.


Application deadlines for September 2018 admission

January 15, 2018 for International Students

January 31, 2018 for students in Canada



Please contact the Graduate Program Assistant, Charlene McCombs, for more information:

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