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. 20, 2020DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR PAD APPLICATIONS FOR 2020

    Foreign Language Assistant Exchanges to Germany 2020-2021

                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 your university’s Department of German (or Department of Modern Languages).

  2. Jan. 29, 2020Nominate a book for the 2019 WCGS Book Prize
    WCGS Book Prize

  3. Jan. 6, 2020WCGS is now accepting applications to our Travel and Piller Awards

    The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is now accepting applications for the Stork Awards in German Studies, Marga I. Weigel German Study Abroad Award, and Piller Graduate Award.

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