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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.

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Latest News

New Publication from Daniela Dora

6 March 2023

Congratulations to Daniela Dora, whose new publication, co-edited with Katie Ritson, has just appeared in Oxford German Studies , ‘Ecology in German Literary Criticism – Recent Developments and Approaches’. It is available to read here:

Events celebrating the Art of Ruth Rix: Cross Connections

14 February 2023

The first of three events accompanying the exhibition Cross-Connections was a great success. After visiting the exhibition in Magdalene College’s Robert Cripps Gallery , visitors gathered in a packed seminar room to listen to Professor Georgina Paul and the artist Ruth Rix in conversation. Guided by their exchange, the...

German at Cambridge to Host Major International Womxn’s Day Event

14 February 2023

Queer, Working-Class and Kurdish Experiences. Narrative Interventions in Contemporary German Literature Date: 8 March 2023, 5.00-6.30 p.m. (GMT) A hybrid event: In person ( Cynthia Beerbower Room, Newnham College ) & online Please register here:

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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