Program information

Department/School Germanic & Slavic Studies
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Admit term(s)

Fall (September - December)

Winter (January - April)

Spring (May - August)

Application and document submission deadline(s)

February 1 (for admission in September)

June 1 (for admission in January)

October 1 (for admission in May)

Delivery mode On-campus 
Program type Master's, Research
Length of program 24 months (full-time)
Registration option(s) Full-time, Part-time
Study option(s) Thesis, Master's Research Paper, Coursework
Research field(s) - Graduate research fields are used to better define a student’s research concentration

Applied Linguistics/Second Language Acquisition

Literature and Film Studies

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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.

What does it take to get in?

Minimum admission requirements

  • A four-year Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) in German with at least a 75% standing.

Supervisors

Application material

  • Supplementary information form (SIF)
    • The SIF contains questions specific to your program, typically about why you want to enrol and your experience in that field. Review the application documents web page for more information about this requirement
    • If a statement or letter is required by your program, review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completion
  • Transcript(s)
  • Writing sample
  • References
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
    • TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25), IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5)

How much will it cost?

What can you expect at Waterloo?


This program page is effective September 2022; it will be updated annually.  Any changes to the program page following this date will be indicated with a notation. 

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Program Contact

Yessenia Guerrero at yguerrer@uwaterloo.ca
519-888-4567, ext. 45710