An education that’s wunderbar

In an interconnected world, fluency in another language and culture pays big dividends.

At Waterloo, we offer much more than just German language courses. Explore German culture, film, literature, and linguistics, or add classes in other Slavic languages like Russian and Croatian, all with the additional appeal of work experience through co-op.

The language skills and cultural competence you develop over the course of your degree will serve you well in a variety of careers, including education, business, and government.

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briefcaseAvailable as a co-op and regular program

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Apply to Honours Arts or Honours Arts and Business and choose German as your major at the end of first year.

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Average class size = 15

With an average class size of just 15 students, you’ll never feel lost in the crowd. Our student-centred program focuses on your personal and professional development, while the student-run German Society regularly organizes movie nights, discussions, meals, and more.

Guten tag, Deutschland!

Deepen your experience by spending up to a year studying in Germany at the University of Bamberg or the University of Mannheim (the oldest exchange of its kind in Canada). We offer scholarships for travel-abroad opportunities — opportunities you can count towards a Global Experience Certificate.