Financial Support for Graduate Students

All students who matriculate to the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies will receive funding that covers tuition and health insurance, and provides a stipend for 6 consecutive years.  

This support is contingent on stipend holders meeting satisfactory performance criteria. The current stipend amount for the 2023-2024 academic year is $28,950. No work services are expected in return for the funding in the first year of graduate study. In the following five years, students are funded through a combination of fellowships, research, and teaching assistantships.  

All students receive a Summer Research Fellowship in their first two summers of graduate work. In summer 2023, the fellowship amount was $8415. In subsequent summers, a variety of fellowship and TA opportunities are available. Summer funding is guaranteed for students in years 3-5 who apply across the range of opportunities available to them.