German - MA (Intercultural German Studies) at Waterloo

At a glance:

Application and document submission deadline

  • March 31 (for admission in September)

Graduate research fields

  • Applied Linguistics/Language Acquisition
  • Literature/Media Studies

Study options

  • Thesis

Minimum admission requirements

  • A four-year Honours Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in German Studies or a four-year Honours Bachelor’s degree in the Humanities and Social Sciences if evidence justifying admission is offered (with sufficient German proficiency; normally level B2).
  • Minimum average of 78% overall in final two years.
  • Students whose native language is neither English nor German and who have not taken their first degree in a program taught in either language will have their language skills assessed by the admitting university.
  • While every student will be registered at both the University of Waterloo and the Universität Mannheim during the two-year program, students should apply to the university that they will consider their home-university, via that university’s application system. This means that Canadian students should apply to the University of Waterloo while German students should apply to the Universität Mannheim.
  • Two academic references
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25), IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5)

Approximate tuition, fees, and living costs

  • To determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program, visit the Graduate program tuition page on the Finance website. Once you are on the page:
    • Choose your program type: master’s & diploma programs or doctoral programs
    • Choose your residency status: Canadian/permanent resident or international
    • Choose a term (tuition amounts for future terms are posted approximately two months prior to the start of each term and incidental fees are subject to change)
    • Find your program under the appropriate faculty. Tuition amounts are listed per term, with three terms occurring over the course of a year.
  • Review the study and living costs

Due to funding restrictions, the Faculty of Arts is currently limiting the number of international students we can admit. Please contact the department's Associate Chair, Graduate Studies prior to applying to discuss your interest in this program.