Summer Course Grant

DAAD University Summer Course Grant

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers successful applicants a grant of € 1.500 (approx. CAD $2.100) to complete a summer language course at a German university. The DAAD itself does not host or conduct these courses. Rather, you will be asked in your application to select up to three courses which you believe would best fit your learning needs. If your application is accepted, then the DAAD will enrol you in one of these programs and pay for the course fees and accommodation costs in your name. The remaining funds are disbursed to you upon your arrival at the host institution. For further information and detailed application instructions, please visit this website. You can find the slides from the most recent information session on this grant here.

Language Certificates

Most applications for grants from the DAAD must include a language certificate. The German Program at the University of British Columbia regularly offers students the opportunty to complete an OnDaF examination. This exam was developed by the DAAD in cooperation with TestDaF especially for language course grant applications, and it costs approx. CAD $ 15.00 to complete. For more information on the OnDaF Test, please see the OnDaF-website and/or contact UBC’s German Undergraduate Advisor. There also is an easy alternative: The Undergraduate Advisor will also be able to complete a DAAD Sprachzeugnis for you.