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The Graduate School (TGS) at Northwestern  requires all prospective students to apply for admission.  Please see the TGS Admissions page where you will find the online application. In addition to the Application for Admission and Financial Aid, the German department also requires the following documents for application to the Ph.D. program.

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Prospective students are welcome to visit campus informally and to stop by the department for general information. Admitted students are encouraged to attend a Visiting Weekend in early March, during which time they meet with faculty and current graduate students, tour the library and other campus facilities, and if possible, attend a graduate seminar.

The Application Deadline for admission to the German Ph.D. program at Northwestern University is Jan. 15, 2021.

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