Romance Languages and Literatures

*Only in unusual circumstances and after consultation with the program are other admission terms considered.

Programs Degrees Major Codes Admissions
Term Deadline
Doctoral PHD ROML Fall* December 12, 2023
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 12, 2023 (Recommended)
Director of Graduate Admissions Bruno Estigarribia (estigarr@email.unc.edu)
Graduate Coordinator Lauren Lisinski (romsgraduate@unc.edu)
Address Department of Romance Studies
CB# 3170, Dey Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Website http://romancestudies.unc.edu/
Phone (919-962-8174) or (919-962-9093)
Test Requirements
GRE not required
Letters of Recommendation 3
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Other Requirements In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.

  1. A one-page statement (written in English) in which you explain your reasons for pursuing your particular course of study.  You should also detail the areas of your proposed field that interest you the most.  This document should be saved in Microsoft Word.  It will be uploaded when you initially apply.  Please do not email this file or send hard copies;
  2. A sample of your writing, such as a term paper or a text that you have published in the language you are applying to study.  This document should be saved in Microsoft Word.  It will be uploaded when you initially apply.  Please do not email this file or send hard copies;
  3. A .mp3 or .wma file of a few minutes’ duration, on which you identify yourself by name in English; then, in the target language, chat about your professional goals and read a short literary passage of your choice. Please do not send the file in any other format. This includes using an iPhone unless you are sure it is saved in mp3. Please ensure that your recording is no larger than 5MB. The .mp3/.wma file should be submitted to romsgraduate@unc.edu

For applicants interested in the Hispanic Linguistics Dual Track: please refer to the following website for information on deadlines and application requirements: https://hispaniclinguisticsgraduatestudies.web.unc.edu/