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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

Congratulations to Charlotte Lee

29 April 2022

The MMLL German Section would like to congratulate Dr Charlotte Lee, who has been awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for the academic year 2022-23.

New Part II papers in German to launch in Michaelmas 2022

19 April 2022

Part II papers in German will be revised and refreshed from Michaelmas 2022. You can read short outlines of the new papers and further details will be circulated to returning Part II students to inform their choices.

Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies

11 February 2022

'Optimism in the German-speaking world' 18th & 19th February 2022 With a keynote from Kübra Gümüşay Panel discussions: 'Building optimistic societies' 'Optimism in entertainment' 'Sensitive optimism: memorial work' 'Optimism in thought and literature' Careers panel with German studies graduates All German studies...

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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