How to Apply


The deadline for the application is January 15.

Please apply online at this link:

Admissions Requirements

  • A strong undergraduate record in a major in any humanities field
  • Fluent reading, writing, and speaking knowledge of one foreign language 
  • Minimum of beginning training in a second foreign language
  • Essay outlining why you want to do graduate work in this field and your plans for your time at Dartmouth
  • A writing sample (a scholarly essay or excerpt of an essay of about 10 - 15 typed double spaced pages)
  • Official transcript(s) of all college or graduate-level credits
  • Complete application (including three letters of recommendation and a language proficiency form for each foreign language you know)
  • Submission of TOEFL score
  • $40.00 application fee


Documents should be sent to:

Graduate Studies
Dartmouth College
37 Dewey Field Road, Suite 6062, Room 437
Hanover, NH 03755-1419
Phone: (603) 646-2106
Fax: (603) 646-8762

Financial Support

The Program awards a limited number of fellowships, which include a full tuition waiver and nine-month stipend. As part of their fellowship, students work for at least two terms as a teaching or research assistant. Appointments are facilitated by the Director of Graduate Studies, and may be available in humanities departments or in other relevant units (such as the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric or Rauner Special Collections Library).

Students not awarded fellowships also work for at least two terms; they are paid per term for assistantship or internship positions (this can range from $800 to $1600/term).

Further Information

If you need further information contact:

Comparative Literature Program
6051 Reed Hall, Room 201
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 646-2912 phone, (603) 646-9288 fax