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Bowdoin College

48 months
55822 USD/year
55822 USD/year
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The German program of Bowdoin College examines the cultural, social, and political lives of German communities in their historical and international contexts, and it does so in German at all levels.


Lasting Impact 

From the first course they take in the German program of Bowdoin College, students acquire critical, cultural, and linguistic knowledge that gives them skills applicable beyond Bowdoin and in their future careers.

The program is designed for students who wish to become literate in the language and culture, comprehend the relationship between the language and culture, and gain a better understanding of their own culture in a global context. The major is a valuable asset in a wide variety of postgraduate endeavors including business, science, and international careers; and in law and graduate school.

Learning Goals

The major enables students to become literate in German and competent in the cultures of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland through critical engagement with texts, cultural objects, and practices.

In the process, students acquire fundamental knowledge of major literary, social, and political developments and become able to communicate the historical significance and transnational impact of the German-speaking world.

Upon completion of the German major, students will be able to converse in German on a wide range of topics—including academic topics—to comprehend and analyze German texts, and to write critically. They can effectively articulate and carry out research.

All courses place equal importance on the acquisition of linguistic and cultural knowledge, with increasing complexity and sophistication.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary German
  • Berlin: Sin City, Divided City, City of the Future
  • Intermediate German I: Germany within Europe
  • Advanced German Texts and Contexts
  • 18th century German Literature and Culture: Love, Theft, Travel
  • Contemporary Austrian Literature, Drama, and Film

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and personal essay, application fee (nonrefundable) or fee waiver.
  • Bowdoin Supplement
  • Counselor Recommendation - Advisor's estimate of candidate's character and accomplishments
  • Secondary School Report - Information concerning candidate's school offerings and environment
  • Secondary School Record - Transcript
  • Mid-Year Report OR official school transcript at Mid-Year - Report of mid-year grades and performance
  • Teacher Evaluation - An evaluation completed by a teacher who has taught applicant either junior or senior year in an academic core subject
  • Students whose first language is not English must submit official results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), from Duolingo English Test (DET) or from Cambridge English Assessment (CEA)
  • Bowdoin accepts independent interviews from vendors, such as Initialview or Vericant, from our international applicants

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    55822 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55822 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    55822 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55822 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Brunswick

1247 - 1936 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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