Welcome to the Waterloo Centre for German Studies

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is a research institute at the University of Waterloo. Funded by private donations, the WCGS supports research into all aspects of the German-speaking world, and is committed to publicly-oriented scholarship. We facilitate the communication of German studies research, distribute awards to students wishing to study in Germany, and organize cultural programming for the university and wider communities.


  1. Feb. 23, 2021DEADLINE EXTENDED: Foreign Language Assistant Exchanges to Germany 2021-22

                In co-operation with the German Pedagogical Exchange Office (PAD), the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German is accepting applications for positions as English-language assistants in the Federal Republic of Germany. Information and application forms are available from the GSS Undergraduate Studies co-ordinator Katja Czarnecki. Please note there are new requirements for 2021 including the ability to work online. 

  2. Jan. 29, 2021"Writer of the City of Graz" Scholarship Applications Now Open

    The City of Graz, Austria is once again calling for applications for the "Writer of the City of Graz" scholarship for the period of September 2021 until August 2022.

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  3. Jan. 28, 2021Winner of the WCGS Book Prize for 2019: Matthew Birkhold
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    The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is happy to announce the winner of the WCGS Book Prize for first books published in 2019.

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