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How to Apply

M.A. German Application deadline:

February 15, 2022

  • Paid assistantships plus tuition waivers

  • Dual degree option with Foreign Language Education and Teaching Certificate.

University of Georgia (Athens) historic North Campus in Fall.

Graduate School Admission Requirements

Application for admission to the Graduate School should be submitted online. The Graduate School FAQ page is a good resource to learn about UGA's requirements.

Students from American Colleges and Universities

  • B.A., with minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) waived for Feb. 2022 application deadline.
  • Official college transcripts.

Students from German-Speaking Countries

A German exchange graduate assistant in the University of Georgia's Department's German Studies program.
Janna is a German exchange graduate assistant in the University of Georgia's Department's German Studies program. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in German and History from Leibniz Universität Hannover in 2020 and is pursuing a Master's in German and Linguistics.
  • Fulfillment of Grundstudium or completion of Zwischenprüfung plus two (2) semesters (not necessarily in Germanistik).
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) waived for Feb. 2021 application deadline.
  • Official list of all university courses taken, with an official/certified translation of the names and courses.
  • Photocopies of Scheine.
  • Test Of English As A Foreign Language (TOEFL) with an overall minimum score of 80 with at least 20 on speaking and writing.

Consult with the Akademisches Auslandsamt for proper procedure for taking GRE and TOEFL.

Credentials of students from other countries will be evaluated for their equivalency.

Departmental Application

The departmental application consists of:

  • the completed form
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • official transcripts
  • a typed statement of purpose
  • an oral interview
  • a writing sample of formal written German

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