Brandenburg gate. Text over the image reads: Further your German education with graduate studies at UWaterloo

Why do an MA or PhD in German at Waterloo?

There are so many reasons to study German at the grad level in Waterloo — active and engaged students, friendly faculty, interesting guest lectures, awesome library. With us you'll gain in-depth, guided experience in teaching language and culture courses, both in-class and online, and surround yourself with a community of highly skilled graduate students pursuing research across various fields within German studies.

I chose the University of Waterloo because of the vibrant German department and the German heritage of Waterloo and its region.

Jana Koepcke, PhD German


If you'd like to know more about the graduate degrees we offer, please head over to our programs page! We have lots of information here to help you find your way through your program— but you may still have questions. If that's the case, we're here to help.

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Important information for International Applicants

Due to funding restrictions, the Faculty of Arts is not currently accepting international applicants to its PhD programs. The Department of German & Slavic Studies will be unable to admit PhD applicants who require study permits for the 2021-2022 academic year and until further notice. Limited numbers of international applicants to MA programs and to the IcGS MA program can still be accepted.

The Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies at the University of Waterloo deeply values the contributions of international students in our graduate programs. The current application constraint is entirely based on University and government budget models, making it financially unfeasible for Arts to accommodate a larger cohort of international students.

(25 Nov 2020)