DAAD Information Centre Toronto

Welcome to the DAAD Information Centre Toronto!

This office is dedicated to serving the needs of students and faculty in Canada. It promotes study and research in Germany, advises local students on funding opportunities, and builds ties between German and Canadian universities.

Our office is open for consultation and advising services on
Mondays from 10 am to noon or by appointment
(to book a session, write daadca@daad.org). 

Germany is an exciting travel and research destination! With centuries of colourful history, a diverse and multicultural student population, and some of the most well-known and acclaimed academic institutions in the world, Germany is sure to offer an academic programme that suits your personal and professional needs. 

In the information provided on this page, you will find some useful links that will help you in your search. Finally, should you have any questions or concerns about study and research opportunities in Germany, please feel free to contact a member of our office.

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Alexandra Gerstner and John Paul Kleiner

Questions about studying and living in Germany?

The website www.study-in.de informs you about studying and living in Germany. Find a study programme, read experiences of other international students who’ve already studied in Germany or meet your peers on Facebook! On this website you get many useful tips if you want to study in Germany.

More features of www.study-in.de:

  • Handy database with all degree courses of German universities
  • Helpful guideline “Studying in Germany in ten steps”
  • Video about how to apply for admission at university in Germany
  • Insider information about German university cities and towns

And there are more opportunities to get to know helpful information about studying in Germany on the social media channels:

Alexandra Gerstner, Ph.D.
John Paul Kleiner, M.A.
Information Officer

DAAD Information Centre Toronto
c/o Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place, N207
Toronto, ON M5S 3K7
E-Mail: daadca@daad.org
Tel:  +1 416 946 8116

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DAAD Information Centre Toronto has prepared the booklet Study in Germany: Information for Students in Canada as a helpful overview of all aspects of student life in Germany. Click on the image above for a pdf copy of this useful document.

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DAAD Student Information Session in Montreal - Friday, September 25th, 2015

The DAAD Information Centre Toronto will be heading to Montreal at the end of September for several events to provide information on DAAD scholarship and grant programs as well as the opportunities available for degree studies in Germany.

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DAAD will be presenting a information session for students on Friday, September 25th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Goethe-Institut Montreal (1626 Boulevard St-Laurent (Metro Saint-Laurent). At this session, the DAAD will provide details on the its suite of scholarship and grant programs as well as on the pursuit of degree studies in Germany, while representatives of the Goethe Institut will highlight the German language courses and testing they have on offer.

While the presentation will be in English, questions in French are welcome.


DAAD at Go Global Expo in Montreal - Saturday, September 26th


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The DAAD Information Centre Toronto will be in attendance at the popular Go Global Expo in Montreal this September. Staff will be on hand to provide information on both the DAAD's scholarship and grant programs as well as the possibilities for degree studies in Germany.


In Montreal, the Go Global Expo takes place on Saturday, September 26th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Palais de Congrès (159 Rue St-antoine O). For directions, please click here.

DAAD Student Information Session at U of T - Monday, September 28th

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The DAAD Information Centre will be at the University of Toronto on Monday, September 28th to present an information session with details on the DAAD's student-oriented scholarship and grant programs. This session will run from 4:00 - 5:00 pm in Room N107, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place (map here).

This session will include information on DAAD programs designed to support study, research and internship opportunities in Germany. Come with your questions, we'd love to see you there.


DAAD Webinar: Student Scholarships and Grants - Monday, October 5th

On Monday, October 5th at 1 pm EST (10 am PST), DAAD North America will be pleased to offer a webinar providing details on DAAD's student oriented scholarship and grant programs to facilitate study, research and internships in Germany during the 2016-17 academic year.

This presentation will include details on programs for both undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines as well as some tips on how to improve your application. After the presentation is done, DAAD Program Officers will be happy to take your questions about DAAD funding opportunities and matters relating to pursuing study, research and internship opportunities in Germany.

Register to Participate

All are welcome to take part in this webinar. If you are interested in joining us, please pre-register by visiting:


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Useful Links & Resources
Want up-to-date information and advice about studying, living, and working in Germany?
Then check out these online resources that can help get your research started!

For useful information regarding universities, programs of study, and the student life and community in Germany, check out DAAD's website: http://www.study-in.de/en/

The Embassy of Germany in Canada has created a fun, useful new website for Canadians that would like to learn more about studying, living and working in Germany. Through various initiatives, it's now possible for Canadians to spend time living and working in Germany -- a fantastic, fulfilling experience! Don't miss out on this great opportunity... Plan your semester abroad today! For more information, please visit the Experience Germany website: http://www.experience-germany.ca/en

For more information concerning financial support while in Germany, please consult our DAAD Scholarship Database.

The German Studies Canada website is an innovative online information platform for German and European Studies in Canada. With its information tools and outreach initiatives, it reaches out to students, faculty, and professionals in the field of German and European Studies in Canada. This project is partly funded by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, and headed by the University of Victoria in collaboration with universities across Canada. For more information, please visit the German Studies Canada website: http://germanstudies.ca/ 

There are many Canadian universities that offer training in German for a major or minor study.  The Canadian Association of University Teachers of German has a complete list of Canadian universities that offer German language programmes. 

For more information about visas and travel regulations, please contact The German Embassy in Canada. As a first step, you may want to contact the German Consulates and Honorary Consulates in Canada.

The Canada-German Work Study Program / Werkstudentenprogramm facilitates work and study opportunities between the countries.

The Goethe-Institut Toronto is a valuable resource for Canadians who wish to study the German language or learn more about German culture. For residents of  Montréal and Ottawa, you may also wish to consult the Goethe-Institut Montréal and the Goethe-Institut Ottawa.

Over the past 15 years, the Ontario/Baden-Württemberg (OBW) Student Exchange Program has exchanged more than 1500 students between the Canadian province of Ontario and the German province of Baden-Württemberg. Please note that this program is only open to students of Ontario universities! 

DAAD Young Ambassadors in Canada

2014-2015 DAAD Young Ambassadors!

Where can I study in Germany? What subjects can I study? What are the costs of living in Germany? Ask a DAAD Young Ambassador!

Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students from North America who have recently studied in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home universities and colleges. Young Ambassadors help inspire their fellow students to study in Germany by working their universities' study abroad offices, volunteer at study abroad fairs, answering questions from students and organizing their own events on campus.

Find someone who studied where you want to go, who specializes in your field, or who comes from your home state or college—and ask them whatever you ever wanted to know about study or research in Germany!

Our Young Ambassadors 2014/15 in Canada:         
Nadia Chouinard: McGill University - Montreal, Major: Commerce
Christiana Jian: Simon Fraser University - Vancouver, Major: Business Administration
Toby Mayer: York University - TorontoMajor: Psychology and Sexuality Studies
Kirsten Melnyk: University of New BrunswickMajor: Chemical Engineering
Dragan Prvulovic: Western University - LondonMajor: International Relations and German Studies
Mark Ryan: Memorial University of NewfoundlandMajor: German
Emma Seckinger: Concordia University - MontrealMajor: History and Anthropology
If you have any additional questions about the Young Ambassadors program including how to apply,
please contact Ms. Uschi Niethammer at niethammer@daad.org  or (212) 758-3223.

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