German Studies – Willkommen! (Welcome!)

The German Studies program is designed to enable students to develop a high level of communicative competence in the German language and a critical awareness of fundamental areas of German studies: literature, cultural studies and linguistics. Students will develop writing and research skills appropriate to advanced independent study.

You will be taught by talented and enthusiastic native speakers, all of whom have extensive experience in language and university teaching. We use music, film, popular media and literature to assist you to improve your language skills and to gain an understanding of the history and culture of the German speaking countries.

We prepare our students for life-long learning, both academically and vocationally. Learning pathways extend from first year undergraduate subjects to honours and beyond.

German Week

This year’s German Week was a great success. We invited representatives from the German
Community Australia, i.e. the cultural sector (DAAD Sydney, Goethe Institute, SBS Radio
etc.), German industry (BMW) and from the secondary and tertiary education sector to speak to our students about possible pathways and career options. Feedback from our students and from the German community was excellent. The German Embassy in Canberra and SBS Radio reported enthusiastically on the Monash German Week (see links).


Encouraged by such positive responses we are already planning the next German Week for 2017.

Download the program for German Week (PDF)

Study and Research in Germany with the DAAD (PDF)

DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service

Monash DAAD Lecturer Imke Schmidt in an interview with SBS German on studying German in Australia and exchange opportunities with German universities:

Monash German Club

Clara und Byron vom Monash German Club im Interview mit SBS German:

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