B.A. On Campus


Rutgers University

48 months
29756 USD/year
29756 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Germany has the largest economy in Europe and the fifth largest in the world; if you have an interest in disciplines like art history, philosophy, literary theory, European history, or political theory knowing German is a must. The German program of Rutgers University is a wide-ranging program and will train you to think critically and write well.


Why German?

Course offerings include state of the art language instruction from beginning German to advanced proficiency, and an array of exciting topics in both German and English. Learn Business German or Translation. Take a class on “The Big Bang,” “The Cutting Edge,” or “Bargaining with the Devil.” Immerse yourself in “Enchanted Worlds,” “Animal Spirits,” "Tales of Horror," "Haunted Screen to Hyperreality," or Kafka. The FUBiS summer program offers terrific courses onsite in Germany; generous scholarship support is available. You can also study in Konstanz or at the Free University of Berlin for a semester or full academic year!

Interested in an internship, a job, a scholarship, graduate school, or study abroad? We pride ourselves in working closely with students. One-on-one faculty advising makes all the difference! Our students have gotten jobs at the United Nations and in industry, gone on to graduate schools including Harvard and Duke, and regularly win prestigious Fulbright scholarships and other awards that provide educational and work experience in Germany and Austria. Representatives from the German-American Chamber of Commerce come to campus each year to discuss internship opportunities.

Want to practice your German in an informal conversation group, watch a German movie, live in a German language dorm, or see a staging of Wagner’s Rheingold at the Metropolitan Opera? The Wessels Hall German Language & Culture Living-Learning Community offers great extracurricular activities! The German Club and the Delta Phi Alpha German Honors Society also organize a variety of events, including the ever-popular Oktoberfest and Fasching celebrations, and the Declamation Contest for area German students that the Honors Society co-hosts with the German Department each spring.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Intermediate German
  • Tales of Horror
  • Advanced German
  • German Studies
  • Literary and Cultural Analysis
  • Kafka & World Literature

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

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14878 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14878 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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