12 months
44500 USD/year
44500 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The department at Yale University has long been considered one of the strongest departments of German in the United States.


While emphasizing the practice and theory of reading and interpretation with a rigorous study of canonical, and also non-canonical, works of German literature, the department at Yale University also encompasses and encourages within its own framework the intensive study of interdisciplinary fields such as critical theory and philosophy, comparative approaches to literature, the histories of science and law, social and political thought. Film and media studies are a focus in the German/Film program as well as within the department. 

Learning outcomes

In our close-knit intellectual community the faculty works with each of its students to develop a course of study that combines those elements of German thought and culture that most reflect the individual’s interests. 

Our goal is to allow as much freedom as possible while assuring the completion of a degree that will have thoroughly prepared the student for a strong entrance into the profession. Our record in placing our graduates has been superb over the years.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • East German Literature and Film
  • German for Reading
  • Elementary German
  • Intensive German
  • Intermediate German

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • $80 application fee or fee waiver
    • Recommendations from two teachers and one counselor
    • School Report with transcript
    • English proficiency test results - recommended for non-native English-speakers
    • Mid-Year Report & Final Report

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44500 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    44500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44500 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for New Haven

1380 - 2110 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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