48 months
61760 USD/year
61760 USD/year
Tuition fee
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When you study in the German Studies program of Gettysburg College, you learn more than a second language. You also develop an understanding of the literature, history, culture, and politics of German-speaking Europe in the context of modern society.


You’ll leave our program prepared for graduate study in law, public health, German Studies, student affairs, or the field of your choice, or for careers ranging from teaching to working for the government. 

We also have a strong record of sending graduates to Germany and Austria as Fulbright Teaching Assistants.

Learning Outcomes

By the time students graduate from Gettysburg College with a German Studies major they will demonstrate

  • knowledge of the interdisciplinary conceptual framework of German Studies.
  • in-depth knowledge of the cultural history of Germany and/or German-speaking Europe.
  • the skills to critically synthesize knowledge and methods acquired over the course of the major in a senior thesis and public presentation.
  • at minimum the language proficiency level defined by the ACTFL as Advanced-Low.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Elementary German
  • Fundamental German
  • German Literature in Translation
  • Intermediate German
  • Yiddish Literature in Translation
  • Glitter and Doom: Weimar German Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form: Gettysburg College uses the Common Application, and students are strongly encouraged to submit their application online.
  • Official secondary school records.
  • Teacher recommendation.
  • Counselor recommendation.
  • Official SAT I or ACT scores: Official scores should be sent to the College. The institutional codes for Gettysburg College are 2275 (SAT) and 3580 (ACT).
  • English language proficiency testing.
  • International Student financial statement.
  • Financial aid application for International Students.
  • Interviews: While interviews are not required, Gettysburg College does value the opportunity to learn more about you beyond your application. 
  • Passport information.

Tuition Fee

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    61760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61760 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Gettysburg

1000 - 1500 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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