The Transcultural German Studies program at University of Arizona, a cooperative effort between the University of Arizona and two German partner Universities in Leipzig and Cologne, is a unique program designed especially to train students aspiring to pursue academic careers relating to national and international educational, cultural, and linguistic interests in the German-speaking countries, the United States of America, and in a great variety of Asian, African, Latin American, and European countries.
Graduates of this program will have a thorough grounding in cultural, literary, and language studies from interdisciplinary, transcultural perspectives. Students from each institution are required to spend one year, usually their second year of the overall program, at a transatlantic partner institution.
That is, most students beginning and ending the Ph.D. program in Arizona will spend the second year of their program in Leipzig or Cologne, taking courses that fulfill the joint requirements for the program.
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- Up to 12 units may be transferred from the M.A., including GER 579 or equivalent, but not 508.
- Students must take GER 508 and 579 (=6 units) in their first semester and undergo the Qualifying Exercise in 508.
- Students who specialize in Literature and Culture Studies as their major take 27 additional units of Literature/Culture course and 6 units of Applied Linguistics (=33 units) at the 500 level or above, including one Independent Study after the spending their second year in Germany.
- Students who specialize in Applied Linguistics as their major take 24 additional units of Applied Linguistics and 9 units of Literature/Culture (33 units) at the 500 level or above, including one Independent Study after spending their second year in Germany.
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- 60 months
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- minimum GPA 3.0 overall; 3.5 in German courses
- English proficiency exam for international students. See list of acceptable exams and scores here.
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose in German (1-2 pages)
- Audio recording in German - 3 minute short biography and 2 minute reading of literary text (not required for speakers of German as their first language)
- Official transcripts International Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified translations
- C.V. or Lebenslauf
- Writing Sample either in German or English
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International33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
National33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
In-State13400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 60 months.
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.