CFA: Ph.D/M.A. in German Studies (UMass Amherst). Fellowship available (begin Aug. 24 ,2019) DEFA/ Exile / Film Studies / German-Jewish /Turkish-German / Yiddish

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One position is available for an M.A. or Ph.D. student in German Studies at UMass Amherst, to begin August 24, 2019.

Students receive a multi-year funding package in the form of a TAship (full tuition credit plus health insurance and an annual stipend of approximately USD 23,000).

Our research specializations within German Studies include: DEFA; Exile/Refugee Studies; Film Studies; German-Jewish; Turkish-German; Yiddish.

Apply by July 1, 2019 for priority consideration. Students apply online through the Graduate School at UMass. [The usual deadline for applications is January 15. However, our program may accept late applications at our discretion. We have an unexpected opening.]

The application requirements are: transcripts, a statement of purpose, three recommendations, an academic writing sample of not less than ten pages (in either German or English), and a phone interview. Applicants are not required to submit GRE scores.  Please contact the Graduate Program Director, Professor Jonathan Skolnik at, for more information. Note for non-native speakers of English: The Program in German and Scandinavian Studies can offer provisional admission of non-native speakers of English without TOEFL scores; however, final admission into the Graduate School requires submission of TOEFL scores.

Our M.A. and Ph.D. graduates include many prominent scholars and teachers worldwide. Click here for a list of recent placements and here for recent Ph.D. dissertations.