Winter News from the DAAD Information Centre Toronto

The DAAD Information Centre Toronto promotes new initiatives to provide undergraduate and graduate students at Canadian universities with new opportunities to learn in an international environment. Read below about new programmes on ·how· to internationalise your degree!

The International MA programme ( explores the practice and performance of journalism and the media in the context of a new environment brought about by globalisation, modernisation, commercialisation and professional developments. The programme seeks to shape alumni who will shape the future of global journalism. This scheme offers a unique educational experience: Students study in two Northern European countries, become part of a group from around the world,·get a degree from two universities, specialize in one of four distinct areas: Business and Finance, War and Conflict, Communicating Europe; Comparative and Transcultural Approaches to Journalism and discuss global issues and understand global challenges in a truly global environment. An additional option is a study abroad period in Australia, Chile or the USA. Application process for the 2011 programme is now open. The deadline is·March 1, 2011. Inquiries are welcome. Please contact Bettina Andersen: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Another opportunity for Canadian students is to apply for a Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE). RISE is a summer internship program (2-3 months) for undergraduate students in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. The students work with research groups at universities on exciting projects and have a PhD student as a mentor. The program “RISE Professional” addresses graduate students who will be placed in a well-known research institution in Germany, also for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities and research institutes provide housing assistance. Application Deadlines: The online database for both programs (RISE and RISE professional) will be opened on 6 December 2010, and will close on 31 January 2011. Apply now! For more information, please go to

If you participated in the DAAD's RISE internship program then you can participate in the   RISE Alumni Promotional Activity Contest. Contest participants are required to organize and implement an event or activity promoting RISE professional 2011 to students, faculty, and/or administrators at your home college or university. Winners will be presented with great prizes, among them a round-ticket to Germany to participate in next year’s RISE pro scholarship holder meeting in Bonn! Accommodations, meals, and activities in Bonn will also be covered.. The alumni organizing the most creative event or activity, as determined by the RISE pro team in Bonn, will be chosen to attend the 2011 Bonn meeting. Just send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it informing us of your interest in participating. We will provide you with up-to-date program information regarding RISE pro 2011. Please include all requests for informational materials at this time. By 1 February 2011, submit a report including pictures and a letter from a professor or university administrator confirming that the event took place. Please note that all promotional events and activities must be completed by 25 January 2011. For further information on how to participate, send an e-mail to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Participate in a 10-Day Study Tour “Cultural Identity in Contemporary Germany –Hamburg between Global Modernity and Local Patrimony” (May 2-13, 2011). This study tour is organized by: Le Centre canadien d'études allemandes et européennes at Université de Montréal and The Canadian Centre for German and European Studies at York University and is supported by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Graduate students from across Canada are invited to apply to participate in an interdisciplinary ten-day study tour to Hamburg and the surrounding region providing unique first-hand insights into present-day Germany. Successful applicants will be awarded a DAAD travel grant which largely subsidizes their transatlantic travel, have their accommodation provided during the tour and be given the opportunity to complete an internship in the region related to the themes of the study tour or tie the trip to their own research interests. The study tour will explore the political, economic, structural and cultural changes facing the Hamburg region by meeting with leading individuals, institutions and organizations over the course of the ten day trip and is organized around these four themes: Political Agendas between modernization and conservatism,  Germany, Europe and the World,  Industry, Infrastructure and Environmental Challenges and Culture and History in a Commercial Centre. The Study Tour is open to all students currently enrolled in a graduate program at a Canadian university. If you do not have a legal status in Canada as citizen or permanent resident please contact us before you apply. Students with a strong background in German may be favoured. However, would-be applicants with little or no language ability, but a keen interest in the tour themes, are also encouraged to apply. Interested participants may also extend their stay in Germany by opting to complete an internship with a German institution or company after the Study Tour. Funds are available to help defray much of the cost associated with completion of an internship. Study tourists contribute a $500.00 participation fee to help cover the costs of their travel and accommodation during their ten days in Germany. Meals will be participants’ responsibility. Although some restrictions to booking flights may apply, students should note that they are free to travel to Europe before the tour begins or remain there after it concludes in order to meet their own research, work, or other needs. Successful applicants will be provided an extensive introductory reader and are obliged to prepare for the Study Tour by participating in an online-seminar about four weeks ahead of departure. Moreover, they will be expected to make a substantive contribution to the success of the tour both by serving as a discussion facilitator during one of the tour's half-day modules and by contributing to some kind of joint publication upon the tour's completion. (The form of such a contribution is open and potential participants are encouraged to contemplate what form this might take (text, photos, film, etc.). Please indicate in your application if you’re seeking course credit for participating in the Study Tour. While this has been possible in the past, it is each student’s responsibility to clarify the requirements with his/her home institution well in advance of the tour. Applications should be submitted electronically before February 15th, 2011 to the coordinator of the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies at York University, Mr. John Paul Kleiner: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Questions about the content of the tour can be addressed to the organizers: Dr. Matt Bera: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and Prof. Ulrich Ufer: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The application period is now also open for the 2011 EU Study Tour & Internship Program – a joint initiative of the Network for European Studies (Canada), involving a consortium of Canadian universities such as Carleton, Dalhousie, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Montreal, University of Victoria and York University. The tour will take place from May 9-27, 2011 at a cost of $2,800. Participants will visit a wide range of European institutes (in Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, Hachenburg, Frankfurt, Strasbourg, Luxembourg) and attend interesting seminars and have exciting face to face conversation with the presenters. Following the tour, selected students will be eligible to participate in a two to six months internship in a European institution. The internships are unpaid, but grants may be available. If you are interested, please read more information about the Study Tour and how to apply on: The Study Tour application deadline is March 1, 2011 and the Internship application deadline is February 28, 2011


The DAAD Information Centre Toronto is dedicated to serving the needs of students and faculty in Canada. It promotes study and research in Germany, advises local students on funding opportunities, and builds ties between German and Canadian universities.Germany is an exciting travel and research destination! With centuries of colourful history, a diverse and multicultural student population, and some of the most well-known and acclaimed academic institutions in the world, Germany is sure to offer an academic programme that suits your personal and professional needs. ·Any questions or concerns about study and research opportunities in Germany, can be adressed to the office (