Call for Applicants: Carolina-Duke Program in German Studies

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Please pass the following information along to promising potential applicants!

One of the leading PhD programs and largest faculties in German Studies in North America, the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies welcomes applications from highly qualified and talented students from the US, from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and from around the world.  Applicants should have a background in German Studies or in a similar field.  Students may enroll in our program directly after attaining the Bachelor’s Degree (or international equivalent), during the course of their Master’s studies, or with a Master’s Degree. 

  • We guarantee 6 years of funding to students who remain in good standing, including health insurance and tuition in addition to a stipend.  Additional summer stipends are guaranteed for the each of the first 5 summers, with the funding in the first 2 provided without a service component.  For the remaining summers, competitive research fellowships are available, and stipends for service (generally teaching) are available for those who do not receive fellowships.
  • Students work with renowned faculty across methodologies and periods in the German departments at both Duke and the University of North Carolina and in other departments throughout both universities. 
  • The public-private collaboration allows students to experience teaching in two US systems. 
  • We have exchange programs with the Freie Universität, the Universität Potsdam, and Universität Tübingen.
  • We celebrate the extraordinary success of our graduates on academic and non-academic job markets.

We appreciate your help posting this email to any relevant student lists you are aware ofPotential students should feel free to contact the Directors of Graduate Admissions: Professor Stefani Engelstein ( and/or Professor Priscilla Layne (, and/or the students on our contacts page.  Please also take a look at our website for more information.  There are also pages with FAQ and FAQ for international students

Deadline for applications: December 13, 2022.

Thank you so much for all your help getting the word out,