The Canadian Year in Freiburg

Program Description

For over three decades, the Canadian Year in Freiburg (CYF) exchange program has offered students the opportunity to study at one of Germany’s top academic universities, to immerse themselves in German culture and society and to explore Europe.

The CYF program offers at least 15 credit hours (or five courses). These courses are offered exclusively to exchange students and meet Canadian academic requirements. Students are expected to take the remaining needed credit hours at the Albert-Ludwigs-University, the Pädagogische Hochschule or the Sprachlehrinstitut.

Rooms in student residences are provided at a cost similar to or below Canadian university rates.

The CYF program provides local support to students. A Resident Director (RD) and the International Office staff assist students in settling in and with the registration process. In addition to teaching some of the courses, the RD will look after the academic issuing of transfer course credits to Canada.

A limited number of scholarships from the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg is available. Since 2016, the program also offers the Canadian Year in Freiburg Academic Recognition Award (see website for more information).


Winter Semester

Advanced German Language II (three credit hours)

Landeskunde and Cultural Studies (three credit hours)

German Film (1920s to the Present) (three credit hours)

Summer Semester

German Literature from the 18th century to the present (three credit hours)

Advanced German Language III Preparation course toward the B2 exam (three credit hours)

Program Dates

The program starts in September and runs until the end of July of the following year (two semesters in total).

Application Deadline

February 2019

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