UNC Exchange with the University of Tübingen

The UNC Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures runs a bilateral exchange with the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. Each year, a Carolina-Duke graduate student goes to Tübingen, generally during the research and writing of the dissertation, and has the opportunity to cultivate relationships with Tübingen faculty who may later serve on the dissertation committee. A graduate student from Tübingen comes to CDG each year as well, taking courses in the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies and teaching German courses in our undergraduate program.

Application Procedures

To apply for the exchange, please provide no later than February 15 the following:

  1. A 1-2 pp. statement describing your dissertation project and how it will benefit from the resources available at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and the surrounding area (e.g.,Deutsches Literaturarchiv) in the proposed academic year of studying abroad. Include information regarding both the number of years of funding already received in the CDG program and whether you are applying to other internal or external study abroad opportunities or funding sources.
  2. Evidence (email correspondence) of academic support from at least one professor/researcher in Tübingen.  
  3. A brief statement from either of the Language Program Directors attesting to sufficient language competency.
  4. A brief letter of endorsement from your dissertation director. If the dissertation director is endorsing more than one student s/he must rank the candidates.
  5. An email endorsement from either Director of Graduate Studies; s/he should review the components listed above (#1-4) and send them on with his/her brief endorsement to Dr. Richard Langston, the UNC coordinator for the graduate Tübingen exchange: relangst@unc.edu.

For more information, contact Dr. Richard Langston (relangst@unc.edu).