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). 

Holiday Closures
The DAAD Information Centre Toronto will be closed for summer holidays for the following dates:
June 29 - July 3, 2015
July 27 - August 7, 2015.

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?
Check out the website www.study-in.de/en for useful information regarding universities, programmes of study, and the student life and community of Germany. Not only does the site have an interactive map of Germany and its academic institutions, but it also has student testimonials, links to StudiVZ (Germany's academic social networking website), and an updated list of DAAD's worldwide events! Other new features of the website include:

  • DAAD blog
  • Interactive map of Germany
  • Meet us"-Button, which provides up-to-date information regarding upcoming events and fairs where students can speak to DAAD representatives
  • Videos
  • Contests
  • Twitter
  • RSS (the option to subscribe to the website in order to receive updates)
  • Photo Galleries

Be sure to check out www.study-in.de/en
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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A Guide to "Study in Germany"  

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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Goethe-Institut Toronto: Job Postings

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Goethe-Institut Toronto
is looking to add two new members to its team and are accepting applications to two part-time positions. For details on these opportunities, please click on the links below.

Program Assistant (deadline for submissions: July 22, 2015)

Language Department Assistant (deadline for submissions: August 10, 2015)

If you have further questions, please contact Bernadett Lukacs, Head of Administration at Goethe-Institut Toronto at 416-593-5257 ext. 204 or <bernadett.lukacs@toronto.goethe.org>.


"Research in Germany" at Congress 2015 - May 30 to June 5, 2015

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DAAD and the Research in Germany campaign will be present at the upcoming Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences taking place at the University of Ottawa from May 30 to June 5, 2015. Please take time to visit our booth at the Congress Expo where representatives of the DAAD and DFG - German Research Foundation will be on hand to provide information on research funding opportunities available to facilitate work in Germany and/or with German collaborators. And plan on joining the Research in Germany team for the Science Breakfast on Monday, June 1st from 8:00 to 10:00 am in Desmarais 12102 where we'll be presenting details on our research funding programs for scholars at all stages of their academic careers!

Nominations for DAAD Young Ambassadors Now Being Accepted


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The DAAD is now accepting nominations for Young Ambassadors for the 2015-16 academic year. DAAD Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students from North America who have recently studied or interned in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home institutions. 

DAAD Young Ambassadors are responsible for organizing at least one event per semester on their campuses to promote study in Germany. Additionally, they will collaborate with their universities' study abroad offices and other German institutions in their areas to inform their fellow students on educational and research opportunities in Germany. 

Although students may apply directly to DAAD to become a Young Ambassador, special preference will be given to candidates nominated by their university's study abroad office. (Only one student should be nominated per university.)                           

Complete program information, including application and nomination forms, is available at: https://www.daad.org/ambassadors

The application deadline is May 18, 2015

 DAAD Research Ambassador Program

2014 RAs


DAAD North America is looking to identify faculty at North American universities who are interested in acting as DAAD Research Ambassadors at their home institutions. DAAD Research Ambassadors are scholars and scientists in North America who have conducted advanced long-term research projects in Germany and are interested in promoting research in Germany at their home universities and among their peers and students.

The main responsibility of a DAAD Research Ambassador is to promote research opportunities in Germany in his/her professional community, university or organization, and discipline. Scholars and scientists from all disciplines are invited to apply. Priority will be given to former recipients of DAAD grants and scholarships (i.e. DAAD Alumni). 

For more information on this program, including details on how to apply, please visit: https://www.daad.org/ra-program

Please note: the deadline for applications is May 4, 2015.

 Dr. Alexandra Gerstner New Director of DAAD Information Centre Toronto

The DAAD Information Centre Toronto is pleased to announce that Dr. Alexandra Gerstner has assumed the Centre Directorship as of August 1, 2014. Dr. Gerstner brings a wealth of experience to this position as she comes to Toronto from the DAAD Head Office in Bonn where she spent the past four years overseeing the DAAD’s worldwide network of fifty-five Information Centres. Prior to that, she was Director of the DAAD’s Information Centre in Armenia for three years. In addition to her work at the Toronto Information Centre, Dr. Gerstner is on faculty at the University of Toronto and will be teaching in both the History and Germanic Languages & Literatures programs.

“I am pleased to be joining the DAAD’s Toronto Information Centre and look forward to facilitating Canadian students and faculty in their pursuit of study and research opportunities in Germany. I’ve seen first hand from Bonn the important role that the Toronto Information Centre plays in strengthening the German-Canadian partnership and look forward to contributing to this through my work here,” offers Dr. Gerstner.

Dr. Gerstner studied history, philosophy and German literature at the Freie Universität Berlin, and obtained a PhD in history in 2007. Her research focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to German intellectual history in the 19th and 20th century and also includes the study of intellectual networks and the history of racism and antisemitism. At the U of T, her teaching will concentrate on modern German history and contemporary German culture and literature.



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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