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Что я буду изучать?

The PhD program in Germanic Literature, Culture, and Theory is taken on a full-time basis and is fully funded for five years. The curriculum engages debates and questions salient to the discipline of German Studies while also forging generative ties with other disciplines to facilitate a synthesis of history and theory, textual analysis, and cultural study. Students have the option to concurrently enrol in one of the collaborative specializations at U of T, such as Women and Gender Studies, Jewish Studies, Transnational and Diaspora Studies, or Book History and Print Culture. This also requires registration in their respective core course(s).

Applicants may enter the PhD program via one of two routes: 1) following completion of an appropriate master’s degree or 2) direct entry following completion of an appropriate bachelor’s degree.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Applicants admitted on the basis of a master's degree must take a minimum of 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) including:

    • GER 1000H German Studies Seminar: Culture, Theory, Text (0.5 FCE) with an average grade of at least an A–.

    • At least 3.5 FCEs by the end of Year 1.

    • Any remaining courses required for the degree by the end of Year 2. Course selection may include 1.5 FCEs in a department other than Germanic Languages and Literatures.

    • Course selection is made in consultation with the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies of the department and must be approved by the department.

  • Students must provide evidence of reading knowledge of French or, in exceptional circumstances, of another language approved by the department.

  • Students must pass a qualifying examination with written and oral components in the second session of Year 2 of the PhD program. The qualifying examination has two components:

    • The proficiency exam is based on a student-created and committee-approved, comprehensive list of works and entails writing exams in four (4) epochs (three for the Yiddish field), followed by an oral exam.

    • The research field paper on a topic approved by the examination committee offers a means to explore key theoretical readings and test firsthand the traction of at least one central methodology pertinent to the future thesis. This paper, between 25 and 30 pages in length, is completed during the Summer session following the proficiency examination and strives towards publishable quality.

  • The thesis proposal encompasses an abstract, literature review, detailed discussion of the methodology, tentative chapter outlines, and bibliography/mediagraphy.

  • Students must pass a thesis proposal review under the guidance of their supervisory committee, whose members will read the proposal, and approve the examinee for doctoral candidacy.

  • Students must deliver a departmental lecture on their dissertation topic within one year following the thesis proposal review.

  • Students must submit the doctoral thesis and successfully complete the Final Oral Examination.

На каком факультете я буду учиться?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Варианты обучения

Очная (4 лет)

CAD$6,210.00 (360,837 руб) за 1 год
Дедлайн для заявки

Предполагаемое начало: January 2022

Начало обучения

Предполагаемое начало: Январь, Сентябрь 2022


University of Toronto

St. George Campus,

27 King's College Circle,


Ontario (ON),

M5S 1A1, Canada

Вступительные требования

Для студентов, проживающих в Соединенных Штатах

Applicants must have an appropriate master's degree, or its equivalent, with an average of at least B+ or demonstrated comparable research competence. Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL Paper-based Test Overall Score: 580, TWE: 4; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 85, with no part score below 80; Cambridge English Proficiency/Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 76 (with at least 22 in each component and 32 in the writing component).

Для иностранных студентов

Admission to the PhD program requires either:

  • an appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university that includes at least 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in German language, literature, and culture, with an average grade equivalent to at least a University of Toronto B+ in the applicant's overall program and of at least an A- in the applicant's German courses; or
  • an appropriate master's degree in German from a recognized university, with an average grade equivalent to at least a University of Toronto A- in the applicant's overall program.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum scores required for the different TOEFL tests are:

Internet-based Test:

Minimum Requirement: total score of 100 + 22 on Writing

Discretionary Range: total score 89-99 +19 - 21 on Writing

Cambridge Assessment English C1: Advanced or C2: Proficiency: A minimum overall score of 180, with at least 170 in each component.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): The minimum score required to meet our English facility requirement is an overall score of 70 and no part below 60.

Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): The minimum requirement is a total score of 4.5, and no part below 4.

Требования к IELTS могут отличаться в зависимости от выбранного курса


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