Academic information

Faculty focus: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences

Discipline focus: Theology, Law, Medicine, Cultural Anthropology, Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Classical Archaeology, Classics, Protohistory and Medieval Archaeology, Early Prehistory and Quarternary Ecology, Art History, Musicology, Comparative Studies of Religions, Asian Oriental Sciences, Ethnology, Asian Oriental Sciences, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Media Sciences, Economics, Education, Political Science, Sociology, Sports Science, Business Administration, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Informatics, Mathematics, Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Psychology

Exclusions: Media Studies, Medicine and Law

Credit details: 6-15 ECTS credits per course/ 30 ECTS credits per semester


Financial information

Tuition: paid directly to Mount Allison
Accommodation (one term):
270 Euros per month
Transportation: $1,300-$1,800 CAD round-trip (from Halifax)
Visa: All persons who wish to study at a university in Germany are required to obtain a residence permit.
Insurance: 64 Euros per month (mandatory)



Accommodation is administered by the Studentenwerk (Student Services Organization, it is not affiliated with the University.) Students apply for housing online.

Contracts are available for the duration of a whole semester only. There is a 400 Euro deposit due upon arrival. Students can stay in their rooms until the end of their contract. Dorms are open year-round and students do not have to move out during breaks.


Visa information

There are two German Foreign Missions in Canada that accept residence permit applications from Canadian residents. You must submit your application only in person at the German consulate in Toronto or German Consulate in Vancouver.

Upon submission of all required documents, the residence permit application will be forwarded to the competent German Aliens Authority. Student visa applications take four to eight weeks to be processed.

After the application has been approved by the Aliens Authority, the German Foreign Mission will issue a residence permit in the form of a visa with the duration for the first three months. A final residence permit for the whole duration of studies will be granted in Germany by the Aliens Authority. The Aliens Authority requires all residence permit holders to register upon their first arrival.