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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

Doctoral Dissertation Won Wolf-Erich-Kellner-Prize

30 September 2021

Congratulations to Margarete Tiessen whose doctoral dissertation, entitled ‘Creating Liberal Germany from Empire to Exile: The Fischer Circle, 1908-1950’ and supervised by Professor Joachim Whaley from 2016 to 2020, won this year's Wolf-Erich-Kellner-Prize, administered by the prestigious Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for...

Book announcement

30 August 2021

The Section is pleased to announce the publication of a fine collection of essays by Emeritus Schröder Professor of German, Roger Paulin: From Goethe to Gundolf: Essays on German Literature and Culture . The book is available with open access at: https://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/1425 .

New publication: Writing the Economic Subject in Modern Western Europe: Representation, Contestation, Critique

20 August 2021

We are pleased to announce the publication of Writing the Economic Subject in Modern Western Europe: Representation, Contestation, Critique .

Applying to Cambridge

Information for prospective applicants thinking of studying German at Cambridge.

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