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Undergraduates

German and Dutch

 

Prospective Undergraduates

Please see our undergraduate study pages for more information on the course and how to apply.

 

IF YOU HAVE NO GERMAN OR ONLY GCSE GERMAN

You can start German at Cambridge with only GCSE or no prior knowledge of German at all, as an 'ab initio' student. Our ab initio students have a very good track record, see here
For more information on our ab initio courses (papers), please click here and look at the ab initio exam papers. 
 

IF YOU HAVE A-LEVEL GERMAN (OR EQUIVALENT)

You will follow a course of language classes and lectures on the literature and culture of German-speaking countries. For full details, please click here and look at the 'post A Level or equivalent' exam papers. 

There is also some useful guidance for freshers available. 
 

HOW TO APPLY TO STUDY IN CAMBRIDGE

For full details of the steps of the application process for undergraduates, please click here. You can check the entrance requirements here - the various exam types are listed on the left.


Department information:

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

The Poetics of Personhood - Conference on 22 September

22 September 2017

Dr Michael Minden & Dr Annja Neumann from the Department of German & Dutch, together with Prof Leonard Olschner from QMUL are organising a one-day conference at Magdalene College.

Alfred Döblin Conference in Cambridge 18-20 September 2017

18 September 2017

Prof David Midgley, Dr Martin Ruehl from the Department of German and Dutch and Dr Steffan Davies from the University of Bristol are organising the 21. Alfred Döblin-Kolloquium here in Cambridge, at St John's college.

Prof Joachim Whaley opened exhibition in Schloss Friedenstein in Gotha, Thüringen

11 August 2017

On 5 August 2017 Professor Joachim Whaley opened the latest exhibition in Schloss Friedenstein in Gotha, Thüringen with a lecture on the Duchess Luise Dorothea von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg.