Duke University runs a graduate level exchange with the Free University of Berlin, Germany, open to all students at Duke who have passed their preliminary examinations and demonstrate facility in German sufficient for advanced university-level work.
In order to apply for these programs, you must submit the following to the Directors of Graduate Study by February 15. Please list your first and second choices. Offers will be made mid-March.
1. A 2-page statement describing your dissertation project and how it will benefit from the resources offered at your top choice of university. Please include the names of one or two faculty members with whom you hope to work and whom you will contact, should you be selected for the program.
2. A brief statement from the Language Program Director of German at Duke or UNC attesting to sufficient language competency.
3. A brief letter of endorsement from your dissertation director.