48 months
24120 USD/year
24120 USD/year
6893 USD/year
Tuition fee
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German Studies at Western Washington University aims to teach students in depth about the cultures of the German-speaking world.


Germany is the United States’ biggest European trading partner, and the German language is the second most commonly used business language in the world. Students who become proficient in German can communicate with about 100 million people living in a number of countries in the heart of Europe. The German program at Western Washington University integrates instruction in language studies with studies in cultural and literary history, enabling students to gain access to the intellectual life of the German-speaking countries.

Careers and Graduate Studies

Knowledge of the German language and its culture opens up doors for students to apply for competitive grants for research and study in Germany, such as those from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service). Since 2009, our German students have won 21 nationally and internationally competitive scholarships for studying, teaching, and working in German-speaking countries, including the following: 

  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) 
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships 
  • German Academic Exchange Service Graduate Scholarships 
  • German Academic Exchange Service RISE (Research Internship in Science and Engineering) 
  • German Academic Exchange Service University Summer Grant 
  • German Academic Exchange Service Bundestag Internship 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • High Intermediate German: Contexts & Culture
  • Advanced German: Contexts & Cultures 
  • Phonetics
  • Civilization of Germany Through the Nineteenth Century
  • German Civilization Today
  • Introduction to German Literature
  • Nineteenth-Century German Literature
  • Eighteenth-Century German Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits

Quarter Credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The International Student Application for Admission 
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • An essay that helps the Admissions Committee understand your academic goals, related experiences and/or preparatory course work, and professional goals
  • Official academic credentials
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24120 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    24120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24120 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6893 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6893 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Bellingham

1109 - 1684 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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