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German and Dutch


Welcome to German and Dutch.


The 2017-18 Lecture List is available as a pdf document here and the online timetable can be viewed here


Special Announcements

The 2018 Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies on "Protest" took place on Saturday 10 February 2018. There was a range of presentations by students from all over the UK and Ireland, plus an inspiring keynote speaker. For full details on the conference please go to the Conference page

Cambridge German is top of the league according to the Independent University Guide - for the third year running!

Why Brexit makes learning German more important than ever

OXFORD GERMAN OLYMPIAD "WIENER LIBRARY" COMPETITION 2017 - runner-up prize for Syamala Roberts

Syamala Roberts, an MPhil student from the German Department has been awarded the runner-up prize of this year's Oxford German Olympiad for her entry. CONGRATULATIONS!


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The German & Dutch section is a leading institution in the field of German studies and has always achieved excellent results in successive national research assessment exercises, as well as sharing in the outstanding rating awarded to the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages in the last Teaching Quality Assessment.

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On our special events and news page you will find details of current and forthcoming items of interest, with links to our research events and any special seminars or lectures.

The German and Dutch section is happy to answer any questions that current or prospective students may have. Please contact us via e-mail, telephone or letter, or drop in to see us at the Sidgwick Site.



Applying to Cambridge

Information for prospective applicants thinking of studying German at Cambridge.

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Cambridge Online German for Schools

Cambridge Online German for Schools (COGS) is a core element of the Cambridge German Network

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Latest News

Just published: Dr Marie Kolkenbrock's book

13 February 2018

Dr Marie Kolkenbrock's book on Stereotype and Destiny in Arthur Schnitzler's Prose: Five Psycho-Sociological Readings has just been published.