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Scandinavian Languages and Literature

24 months
35064 USD/year
35064 USD/year
20175 USD/year
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The Master's Degree in Scandinavian Languages and Literature from University of Washington requires a working knowledge of the methods of literary study (historical, cultural and linguistic study of texts), including some literary criticism and theory.


Key facts

This track requires a knowledge of one secondary area (such as Baltic studies, cinema studies, history, folklore and mythology, politics, second language acquisition or translation studies).

Why choose Scandinavian Languages and Literature from University of Washington?

  • Largest Scandinavian Studies department in North America, also home to the only Baltic Studies program.
  • Exceptional placement record for our doctorates at universities in North America and Scandinavia.
  • Teaching Assistantships and fellowships offer financial support through the completion of the graduate degree.
  • UW Study Abroad offers exchanges and programs with universities in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Sweden and the Baltics.
  • Outstanding collection of Nordic and Baltic materials in the UW Libraries System staffed by a Nordic Studies Librarian.
  • Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities offers rich programming and research opportunities and fellowships.
  • Seattle's thriving cultural institutions such as the Nordic Museum, Swedish Cultural Center, and Seattle International Film Festival.
  • UW ranked number 10 in the world in Shanghai Jiao Tong University rankings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Old Icelandic 
  • Methods of Scandinavian Studies 
  • Topics in Scandinavian Drama and Film 
  • Topics in Scandinavian Poetry
  • Topics in Scandinavian Prose 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold the minimum equivalent of a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1 or its equivalent from a foreign institution2 or a Bologna bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits.
  • All students confirming enrollment must provide an official (sealed) transcript and degree statement (with date of award & title of degree awarded) for verification to Graduate Enrollment Management Services (GEMS). 
  • Have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4 point scale) from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1 or its equivalent from a foreign institution

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35064 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 35064 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35064 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35064 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    20175 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20175 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 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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