Study in Germany

In the fall of every year our Exchange Coordinator gives a presentation on these programs. We will advertise the date and time of this presentation at the end of September. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to the Coordinator.

We think you may find useful two checklists prepared by our former student Rowan Meredith about practical and emotional preparation for study and work abroad.

Please check funding opportunities for study abroad. In addition, Germanic studies students may apply for DAAD German Studies Research Grant for undergraduate and graduate students working on a German studies project in humanities or social sciences.  Students can receive $1,500–$3,000 for 1–2 month project but can NOT be used for an organized study abroad program like a field school; and DAAD Young Ambassadors Program for students who promote study in Germany on their home campus. 

Read Tales from Abroad blog of our current and former students studying and working abroad.



Canadian Year in Freiburg

Study for a year at the University of Freiburg under the guidance of a Resident Director and earn Canadian university credits. The Canadian Year in Freiburg is open to students of all disciplines from Canadian universities and colleges. Language requirement: Beginners and intermediate university German (A2 level) or high school and intermediate university German or equivalent. This program is organized by the German Studies Section of the Department of Languages and Literatures, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

The Canadian Summer School in Germany in Kassel (CSSG)

The CSSG is organized under the auspices of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG) and currently run by the Department of Modern Languages and Classics at St. Mary University in Halifax, NS. It is a six week full immersion program starting each year from the beginning of May and ending in the middle of June. It offers 200, 300, 400 level courses using an intercultural communicative approach. Students successfully completing a course earn six credits towards their degree. 

Universität Marburg and Central European University

The International Exchange Student Services at UVic runs an exchange with the Universität Marburg in Germany and Central European University in Austria. The International Exchange Office will help you with your application and other administrative tasks.

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships

The DAAD Undergraduate scholarships support exceptional Bachelor-level students from any discipline who wish to complete a semester or full academic year pursuing studies at a German university as part of their North American degree studies.  Learn more.

DAAD Rise Research Internships

DAAD is currently accepting applications to both its RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Germany, and RISE professional programs. RISE has established itself as an outstanding opportunity for students to combine serious research with a rewarding study-abroad experience. Both programs are targeted to students from the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences (geology) and related disciplines. RISE Germany provides undergraduates in the USA and Canada the opportunity to gain practical experience by matching them with PhD research projects in Germany. RISE professional similarly places graduate students and above in German companies in STEM fields. Participants receive a DAAD scholarship to help cover living expenses and travel costs. Learn more.


Alternatively, if you'd like to study in Germany on your own, Germany does accept a limited number of foreign students in its university programs. For information on how to apply, contact the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) at the university of your choice. There are a number of grants, scholarships and internships available to foreign students offered by the DAAD. These programs and funds are available to undergraduate and graduate students.