Graduate Admissions Applications Now Open

The admissions application for the Germanic Studies graduate program is now open.

Beyond its undergraduate programs, the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies offers pathways to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Germanic Studies. The M.A. can be a standalone credential or preparation for doctoral study. The Ph.D. focuses on the development of expertise rooted in interdisciplinary research and teaching within Germanic Studies.

Applications for both the M.A. and Ph.D. programs are due December 31, 2022.

Mentorship, Guidance, and Professional Development

The department’s faculty members represent a broad range of perspectives on and approaches to our interdisciplinary field: areas ranging from literary and cultural studies to cinema and media studies, queer studies, second language acquisition, and the digital humanities and many more.

Professional Development and Robust Mentoring. Graduate students are encouraged to think holistically about their professional trajectory.

Research Guidance and Support. Our graduate students receive support to conduct research and present their work through grants and awards for travel to archives and conferences.

Ph.D. Co-op. Our Ph.D. students can participate in the Ph.D. Co-op Program, an enriched educational experience consisting of work terms during which students gain meaningful paid work experience.

Funding and Financial Aid

Sustainable Support. Funding is guaranteed for two years for M.A. students and four years for Ph.D. students. It is common in our department to also provide funding for fifth-year Ph.D. students.

Competitive Funding. Our Ph.D. funding packages are usually at least $30,000 per year (about $28,000 at the M.A. level). These packages are made up of stipends, teaching and research assistantships, scholarships, and international tuition awards.

The University of British Columbia and Vancouver

Excellent Research University. The University of British Columbia encourages bold thinking, curiosity, and initiative. We help our students reach their full potential.

Location. UBC is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people in the beautiful, vibrant city of Vancouver.

Admissions and More information

Students can find more information about our programs and the admissions process here: Also check out “Why Grad School at UBC?”.

Any questions can be directed to Hillary Hurst, Graduate Program Assistant, at or Dr. Kyle Frackman, Director of Graduate Studies, at