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Prospective Undergraduates

Please see our undergraduate study pages for more information on the course and how to apply.

If you have no German or only GCSE German

You can start German at Cambridge with only GCSE or no prior knowledge of German at all, as an 'ab initio' student. More information on our ab initio courses (papers)

If you have A-Level German (or equivalent)

You will follow a course of language classes and lectures on the literature and culture of German-speaking countries. Full details

Have a look at this website called HE+ if you are looking for inspiration.

How to apply to study in Cambridge

Find out more about the steps of the application process for undergraduates. Check the entrance requirements - the various exam types are listed on the left.

Department information

Latest News

Former student wins top prize from English Goethe Society

2 November 2022

We are delighted to announce that Helena de Guise, one of last year’s Part II students, has won the Thomas Mann Prize of the English Goethe Society for her essay 'Ein ‘Platz an der Sonne’ ohne Sonnenbrand: Understanding Irony in Thomas Mann’s Der Tod in Venedig (1912), Unordnung und frühes Leid (1925), and Mario und der...

Radio: Dr Sharma on multilingualism and migration in Germany

29 September 2022

We are delighted to announce that our Teaching Associate in German Linguistics, Abhimanyu Sharma was recently interviewed by the Bayerischer Rundfunk. You can listen to the report on multilingualism and migration in Germany here . Dr Sharma is interviewed at around 00:21:00.

'Shadowland: The Story of Germany Told by Its Prisoners' by Prof. Sarah Colvin

13 September 2022

Congratulations to Schröder Professor Sarah Colvin on the publication of her new book, Shadowland: The Story of Germany Told by Its Prisoners . A nation, in the words of Nelson Mandela, ‘should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones’. Shadowland tells the sometimes inspiring, often painful...

Applying to Cambridge

Information for prospective applicants thinking of studying German at Cambridge.

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Cambridge Online German for Schools

Cambridge Online German for Schools (COGS) is a core element of the Cambridge German Network

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