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.

News and Events

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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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"Research in Germany" Graduate Opportunities Fair,Toronto: Monday, October 19th

Current and prospective graduate students in Canada are cordially invited to this first-of-its-kind opportunities fair featuring representatives from some of Germany’s leading science and technology universities. This fair is a unique chance to find out why Germany is one of the world’s leading destinations in the science and technology sectors, and how you can be a part of it!

For more information, click on the poster below!

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German Higher Education Virtual Fair: Friday, October 9th

Study in Germany will present the 2nd German Higher Education Virtual Fair for the USA and Canada on Friday, October 9th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm EDT. This fair provides an opportunity for attendees to interact with representatives from a number of German universities and ask their questions about pursuing degree studies in Germany.

Representatives of DAAD North America will also be on hand to answer questions about DAAD's scholarship and grant programs which facilitate study and research in Germany.

For more information on the fair including details on how to register, please visit: 

Virtual Fair poster




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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Goethe-Institut –German Language Courses 2016

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Whether you want to learn German for everyday life, your job, to study at a German university, or just out of interest: the Goethe-Institut is your partner for learning German successfully through qualified instruction. Select the program with the focus that most closely matches your goals: Most of our German courses are designed for all levels from beginners to advanced learners. 

New: Intensive 2, Language and Culture in Vienna in July and August of 2016. 

For more information, please contact deutsch@goethe.de.

Information on the Goethe-Institut in Canada can be found on www.goethe.de/canada.  

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To study at Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences is to study in one of Germany’s most beautiful and economically attractive regions. With its high-quality and wide-ranging selection of courses, excellent studying conditions, close links with industry and research, and a strong practical connection, our university offers a promising outlook – for study, leisure time and careers.

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Study at the top University for Engineering in Germany*

Do you want to live in the heart of Europe, experience an internationally diverse student community and study at one of Germany’s excellent universities for engineering and sciences?

Then our study programmes at the RWTH Aachen University will be the right choice for you!

We are educating “German Engineering”

The high-ranked RWTH Aachen University is located in the most western city in Germany, Aachen, and offers outstanding opportunities for international students, who benefit from preeminent teaching, science, and research as well as from close cooperations between the university and international industry. To ensure an excellent working environment, the RWTH International Academy provides additional support for all academic, organizational, and social matters.

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Apply for a Master’s Degree Programme in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (M.Sc.) by 1 March 2016 to start in October 2016:

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Advertising: Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)

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FUBiS is an intensive academic program through which students can earn credits that may be counted toward their degrees at their home institutions. FUBiS sessions run for 3 to 6 weeks and take place both in summer and winter.

The FUBiS program 2016 takes place in three terms:

      • FUBiS term I:       January 5 - January 28, 2016          (3 weeks)
      • FUBiS term II:      June 4 - July 16, 2016                     (6 weeks)
      • FUBiS term III:     July 23 - August 20, 2016                (4 weeks)

Each term may be taken separately. Students can choose between subject classes (mostly taught in English) and German language classes.

The subject classes are offered within the fields of Architecture, Art history, Politics, Humanities, Social Sciences, Cultural Studies, History, and Music. In term II and III, the subject courses may be combined with each other or with a semi-intensive German language course. A subject class taught in Spanish will compliment the course program of term I 2016.

The German language classes are offered on up to five different levels of proficiency and take place as semi-intensive (3-4 days per week) or intensive (5 days per week) classes. The semi-intensive classes in term II and III may be combined with a subject course.

An overview of the complete course program for FUBiS term I 2016 can be found here. The course program for term II and III 2016 will be published by the end of November 2015 on our website.  

Study visits within Berlin are an integral part of all our classes. In addition, FUBiS offers field trips to the Berlin Reichstag and a River Boat or Video Bus Tour through Downtown Berlin as well as day and weekend trips to other German cities.

For further information on the FUBiS program, tuition, registration, housing, and scholarships please visit www.fubis.org or contact fubis@fubis.org

Hochschule Esslingen 

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Boost your international career in Germany with the Esslingen MBA

Dr. Grace Ng-Krülle, MBA 1999, now a Research Fellow at Solution Forest in Australia wrote:

"The Esslingen MBA is a melting pot of culture, a platform for brainstorming ideas and for building relationships that cut across conventional borders."

Esslingen: one of the first MBA programs in Germany providing top-notch business education.

The Esslingen MBA allows students to study in one of the most industrial regions in Europe. All master's classes are taught in English by highly qualified professors or professionally qualified instructors with rich business experience. Our MBA is well connected to, and well supported by, corporations such as Bosch, Daimler and Festo. Small class sizes of 25 provide students with an optimal learning environment. An internationally diverse MBA class is one of our strongest assets.

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It is also one of our greatest teaching tools that we integrate the varied individual perspectives of participants, the educational approach and curriculum. A close relationship to the industry enables students to learn theory and gain state-of-the-art knowledge, both inside and out of the classroom.

Hands-on learning activities, such as company visits and real examples are carried out under close guidance; students have the opportunity to study German and to explore the German mentality and culture by participating in excursions, cultural lectures and social events. Our programs are strongly sponsored by the German government. 

Students receive an MBA valued at over 30,000 for less than 5,000! 

Graduate School, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences 
Flandernstrasse 101, 73732 Esslingen, Germany

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