Seminar für Englische Philologie

UCL Graduate Agreement and Scholarship

We are delighted to announce the establishment of a new graduate agreement with University College London, as well as a new scholarship helping selected Göttingen students cover the cost of such a degree option.

Current first-year MA students of English Philology (focus Medieval Studies) or Medieval and Renaissance Studies can apply directly to UCL's one-year MA programme in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS). If admitted, they will spend the second year of their Göttingen MA in London and gain a UCL degree, but they will also have all their credits, including the thesis, recognized towards their Göttingen degree. Thus in the time one would normally gain only a Göttingen degree, students are in a position to complete two full master's degrees while gaining the invaluable experience of studying Medieval and Renaissance Studies at one of the strongest universities in the field, with outstanding scholars like Susan Irvine and Richard North, and the manuscript treasures of the British Library right nextdoor.

The MA degree at UCL has only one moment of student intake annually, in September. If you cannot complete the first year of your Göttingen degree ahead of the September start of term at UCL, either because you started your programme in April or because you have averaged fewer than 30 ECTS per term, you are eligible to apply in the following year, i.e. you need to complete a minimum of two semesters in Göttingen before you are eligible for the joint arrangement, but you are not automatically disqualified if you require more time.

We recognize that the financial implications of a year's stay in London and enrolment at UCL are nontrivial (graduate student fees at UCL amount to GBP 9,840 for 2017 entry). Therefore, Professor Susan Irvine of UCL is generously allocating funds from her Anneliese Maier Award to provide one scholarship per year, for the period 2016–2020 only, to a student in one of the above-mentioned programmes to undertake the dual degree option. The scholarship amounts to EUR 12,000 per annum. We strongly recommend that students also seek funding elsewhere (e.g. DAAD, UCL), as students face living expenses as well as tuition fees.

Applications for the 2017–2018 Anneliese Maier UCL Scholarship are due by email to Dr Paul Langeslag at planges@gwdg.de by 31 March 2017. Since the application requires that you obtain letters of recommendation from two academic referees, you'll want to request those in good time. Please ask your referees to send their letters of recommendation directly to Dr Paul Langeslag at planges@gwdg.de.

For further information and application instructions, please read the formal announcement linked below carefully. Feel free to address any remaining questions on the application process to Dr Paul Langeslag at planges@gwdg.de.