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German Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Waltham, MA, United States
Brandeis has strong historical links to the German world. Many of its earliest professors in a variety of disciplines fled Europe and World War II to find a home at Brandeis. Many were German or Austrian. Consequently, the study of German literature and culture has always been an area of particular strength.
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Overview

German remains one of Europe's most important cultural languages. German is spoken in four countries with separate cultural, political, and economic traditions: the Federal Republic of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. It is also the mother tongue of significant minorities in neighboring countries, as well as one of Luxembourg's official administrative languages. After English, German has become the leading political and economic language on the European continent and remains the most useful second language in the former communist bloc countries.

The programme

The significance of German for the humanities is incontestable. German speakers of many nations—from Beethoven and Einstein to Kafka, Canetti, and Wittgenstein—occupy a distinguished place on any list of the cosmopolitan artists, writers and thinkers who have defined Western modernity. Almost every academic discipline has a strong tradition of German scholarship and in many cases one that largely defines the field. In fact, the modern university itself, with its combination of teaching and research, is a German invention, stemming from the practical imagination of Wilhelm von Humboldt.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Beginning German
  • Continuing German
  • Independent Study
  • Intermediate German

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Completed Brandeis undergraduate application
  • Official copies of all high school transcripts and/or GED certificate
  • Official copy of SAT I scores or the official ACT scores with writing in lieu of all SAT test scores
  • Official transcript(s) of any course(s) taken at the post-secondary school level
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher who has instructed you in a core academic course
  • $75 Application Fee
  • If English is not your native language, you should submit results from either the TOEFL or IELTS.
  • CSS Profile or International Financial Aid Application
  • Certification of Finances for International Students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50965 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50965 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50965 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50965 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waltham

  • 1515 - 3140 USD/month
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