Ph.D. On Campus

Slavic Languages and Literature

Princeton University

60 months
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The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Slavic Languages and Literature at Princeton University is a five-year program.


The student in the Slavic Languages and Literature program from Princeton University studies full time in residence during the first two years, selecting courses both from within the department and outside of it. The general examinations are usually taken during the first term of the third year. 

Key Features 

  • After general examinations, individual programs vary. Most students combine dissertation research with teaching. (Stipends are not contingent on teaching, but students are expected to teach first-year Russian at some point in their career and are strongly encouraged to teach precepts in literature courses.) 
  • Some students spend a term or a year doing dissertation research abroad. Ideally, this research is funded by outside fellowships, but if such funding is unavailable and the faculty deems the research essential, university fellowship stipends can be used to cover these expenses.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Russian Lies: Forgeries and Mystifications in History and Culture
  • Russian for Academic Purposes 
  • Critical Approaches to Literature: Russian Contributions
  • The Evolution of Russian Poetic Form
  • The Empire of Fictions: Russian Literature in the Eighteenth Century
  • Pushkin

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Academic Purpose
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Transcripts
  • Fall Semester Grades
  • English Language Tests

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Princeton

2022 - 4977 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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