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TitelGraduate Program in German, Yale University
BeschreibungThe department at Yale has long been considered one of the strongest departments of German in the United States. We welcome applications to our graduate program and our Director of Graduate Studies, Carol Jacobs (, will be very glad to help guide you through the process.

While emphasizing the practice and theory of reading and interpretation with a rigorous study of canonical, and also non-canonical, works of German literature, the department also encompasses and encourages within its own framework the intensive study of interdisciplinary fields such as critical theory and philosophy, comparative approaches to literature, the histories of science and law, social and political thought. Film and media studies are a focus in the German/Film&Media program as well as within the department.

In our close-knit intellectual community the faculty works with each of its students to develop a course of study that combines those elements of German thought and culture that most reflect the individual’s interests. Our goal is to allow as much freedom as possible while assuring the completion of a degree that will have thoroughly prepared the student for a strong entrance into the profession. Our record in placing our graduates has been superb over the years.
We take in a small number of graduate students each year in a competitive selection process. The size of the program assures the high overall quality of our students, the faculty’s commitment to close contact with each of those students during the course of study, and an atmosphere of intellectual collegiality.

The university offers a financial support program of five years that includes two initial years of fellowship, two years of teaching fellowships and an additional year of dissertation support. (A sixth year may be possible with study abroad or, if available teaching opportunities.) Students receive “summer money,” and in addition they are eligible for a wide array of competitive summer fellowships that Yale offers in succeeding years. In addition, within the framework of our Yale-Baden-Württemberg exchange program, the German Department can send its graduate students to Heidelberg, Tübingen, Freiburg, or Konstanz among others for a two-month period during the summer. They receive a monthly stipend from the respective university as well as a generous travel stipend from the Max Kade Foundation.

Beyond the regular academic curriculum and in addition to the yearly series of invited speakers and German colloquium, the Yale Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures is a major focal point for far-reaching interdisciplinary collaborations. At the faculty level, we regularly organize events and conferences with our affiliated faculty, with other departments, as well as with leading scholars from other universities and institutes.
In addition to these more formal events, Yale and the German Department offer an array of informal settings in which students can collaborate and discuss their work. Reading groups (listed through the Whitney Humanities Center) and a work-in-progress group (formerly the “Graduate Student Forum”) in which students can discuss their ongoing research contribute to the intellectual vibrancy of our department.

Please consult our website:

In addition to the general application requirements of the Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, applicants should demonstrate a proficiency in German and English prior to admission, and must submit a writing sample of between 20 and 50 pages in length. The deadline for applications is January 2nd. For information on the application and financial support:

Rudiger Campe

Professor and Chair

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PersonName: Professor Carol Jacobs 
Funktion: Director of Graduate Studies 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Yale University 
Postleitzahl: P.O. Box 208210 
Stadt: New Haven 
Telefon: 001 203 432 0788 
Fax: 001 203 432 8164 
Internetadresse: german yale edu 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
Klassifikation03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft
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