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German Studies, Cornell University

Cornell University Department of German Studies Cornell Univeristy


Cornell-Heidelberg Exchange Fellowships for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Two Exchange Fellowships for study at the University of Heidelberg/Germany cover tuition and fees plus a monthly stipend of 700 Euro for ten months.  In addition, the University of Heidelberg will cover the fees for a preparatory language course beginning in September (participants will receive an additional monthly stipend) and, if desired, for a language course (4 hrs per week) that is offered throughout the academic year.

The German academic year customarily runs from mid October to mid July with a two month break from mid-February to mid-April between semesters.

The competition is open to graduating seniors and current graduate students, from all academic units in the university.  Courses in medicine and law are not available to exchange students.  Some courses in biosciences are restricted, contact Patrizia McBride ( for more information.  Applicants must have a good knowledge of the German language (e.g. advanced/B2 level) by the beginning of the German academic year in October.


Application material must include CV (complete with local address, telephone number and e-mail address), transcript, a rationale for study at the University of Heidelberg (circa 1-2 pages, single-spaced), one letter of recommendation from a professor in the student’s field, and the completed application form.  Contact  Miriam Zubal ( to request the application form.  Please contact Patrizia McBride,, with any questions.


Students interested in the exchange can find extensive information online at

DEADLINE:  All Application material to Miriam Zubal, 183 Goldwin Smith Hall on or before March 15, 2017.