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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. For more information on our ab initio courses (papers), please click here.

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. For full details, please click here.

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

HOW TO APPLY TO STUDY IN CAMBRIDGE

For full details of the steps of the application process for undergraduates, please click here. You can check the entrance requirements here - the various exam types are listed on the left.


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Latest News

Tiarks scholarship awardee won the Postgraduate Prize of the British Association of Jewish Studies

13 July 2021

Congratulations to Martin Lindner on the award of the Postgraduate Prize of the British Association of Jewish Studies for an essay on works by Anna Mitgutsch and Doron Rabinovici. Martin completed the ELAC MPhil this year, with a focus on German and supported by a Tiarks Scholarship.

Alumnus' book publication

28 June 2021

Congratulations to our alumnus - Tom Zille for the publication of his book 'Christian Felix Weiße the Translator. Cultural Transfer and Literary Entrepreneurship in the Enlightenment.' The book explores the singularly extensive output of Enlightenment translator, Christian Felix Weiße. Originated as an Optional...

Congratulations to Prof. Christopher Young

2 June 2021

Congratulations to Prof. Christopher Young who has won the North American Society of Sports History Anthologies Award for 2021 for his co-edited book 'The Whole World was Watching: Sport in the Cold War' (Stanford 2020) .

Applying to Cambridge

Information for prospective applicants thinking of studying German at Cambridge.

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