Dates for Submitting an Application 2021-2022

  • 11 March to 31 May
  • 01 September to 15  September

Admission Requirements

Applications  and required documents should be submitted online through the Doctoral School.

For detailed information on admission requirements, please consult this section of the UAB Graduate School webpage.

Language Requirements

Students must accredit a level of English equivalent to C2 of the The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; strong writing skills are particularly recommended.

This level can be accredited with TOEFL or IELTS taken within the three years prior to submission of your application.

MA Requirement for Applicants

Students with an MA degree from the Department of English and German Studies at the UAB are expected to have attained a grade of 8/10 for their MA dissertation.


The Doctoral Programme’s Academic Committee will conduct selective interviews with prospective students in order to ascertain their suitability for the programme.


All students eligible for admission will be assigned a supervisor in their proposed field of research based on the PhD proposal that they have submitted.

Please consult the programme’s PhD supervisors and their fields of research (Area of Linguistics) (Area of Literature). Candidates may suggest a supervisor on the thesis-proposal document.