Canadian Summer School in Germany

Scholarships open to all Canadian Students

Fred & Ruth Stork Awards in German Studies 

The WCGS International Opportunities Canadian Travel Grants, valued from $500 up to $1,500 per student, are awarded annually to full-time undergraduate or graduate students registered within the first four years of their program at a Canadian University. Scroll to #2 here: 

The 2018 Waterloo Centre for German Studies Fred & Ruth Stork Award winners at the Berliner Philharmoniker as part of the cultural program of the CSSG 2018. In the picture are: (back row, L to R) A. Taheri (UBC), N. Suwanwela (UBC), S. Stever (Waterloo), B. Nadendla (Toronto), S. Schwanak (Saint Mary's), A. Krahn (Alberta), B. Vukovich (McMaster); (front row, L to R) C.-W. Chong (UBC-Okanagan), R. Wood (Alberta), M. Khramova (Alberta), H. Ma (UBC), J. Amores (Toronto), J. Masse (Alberta), B. Gluth (MacEwan), K. Kelly (Memorial), Dr. John L. Plews (CSSG Director). Not pictured: D. Sanderson (UBC).

Scholarships per University

The following scholarships are for students enrolled at the university offering the scholarship. For more information, scroll down to your university. 

University of Alberta

The University of Alberta offers two scholarships to support students wishing to attend the CSSG program. For more information, contact Lacey Fleming, Augustana Faculty, at

  • Felix Weise Memorial Award
  • Canadian Summer School in Germany 35th Anniversary Award

Information about further individual awards for study abroad from the University of Alberta can be found here:

Bishop's University  

Scholarships page: 

Bishop's University offers four travel bursaries to support students participating in exchanges. 

  • Ray Jensen Travel Bursary 
  • Goldberger Global Experience Travel Bursary 
  • Haslett Travel Bursary 

Douglas College 

Douglas College has awards for their Canadian citizen and permanent resident students. 

University of Guelph 

There are two relevant scholarships at the U of Guelph. One is for languages specifically, one is for general travel related to program, or financial need. 

University of Regina 

The U of Regina has an International Experience Travel Fund for students of the university. 

Saint Mary's University

SMU has several scholarships on the following page, as well as external funding sources.

University of Toronto 

There are many U of Toronto scholarships on the following page. 

University of Victoria 

U of Victoria has a database of scholarships. 

University of Waterloo 

There are three scholarships for students of the U of Waterloo. The David Johnston International Experience Awards: 
The U of Waterloo International Experience Awards: 
And the WCGS International Opportunities Travel Grant: 

Western University 

See the following link for the "A. Dorothy Turville Undergraduate Language Travelling Fellowships" and the "Wilfred and Zeta O'Donnell Travelling Fellowship." They are limited to certain majors or programs. 

University International Offices

If you do not see your university in the list above, please contact either the international office at your university or your university's German department.

Acadia University

University of Alberta

Ambrose University College

Brandon University

University of British Columbia

Brock University

University of Calgary

Carleton University

Capilano University

Concordia University

Dalhousie University

Douglas College

University of the Fraser Valley

Grant MacEwan University

University of Guelph

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Lakehead University

Laurentian University

Université Laval

University of Lethbridge

University of Manitoba

Memorial University of Newfoundland

McGill University

McMaster University

Mount Allison University

Mount Royal University

Mount Saint Vincent University

Okanagan Campus (UBC)

University of Ottawa

University of Prince Edward Island

Queen's University

University of Regina

St. Francis Xavier University

University of Saskatchewan

Simon Fraser University

Trent University

University of Toronto

Trinity Western University

University of Victoria

University of Waterloo

Wilfrid Laurier University

University of Windsor

York University

If you do not see your university in the list above, please contact either the international office at your university or your university's German department.

Scholarship & Funding Opportunities


Would you like to donate?

To donate to the CSSG program, please contact the Director of the CSSG program, Dr. John L. Plews, at

2015: Madison Nickel (University of Alberta, Augustana)


The CSSG 35th Anniversary Scholarship has impacted me in a few different ways. First, the Canadian Summer School in Germany was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The culture it exposes one to, is nothing like anyone would ever experience in any other setting. The fact that you stay with a carefully selected family makes all the difference in learning about German culture. Second, the scholarship, via CSSG, made it possible for me to be accepted as a Fremdsprachenassistent in Bavaria. Without CSSG I would have never had the language skills or the confidence to take part in the exchange. My 8-Month exchange as a Fremdsprachenassistent has been, so far, the greatest experience of my life. Without the CSSG 35th Anniversary Award, I may never have been able to afford CSSG and as a result, not take part in the exchange.

See further comments from 35th Anniversary Award recipients.

CSSG 35th Anniversary Award (PDF)
CSSG Student Loan Funding Information (PDF)

CSSG 35th Anniversary Award 2015 Recipients


Left to right:
Dr. Kim Misfeldt (CSSG Director)
Kelsey Monsen (University of Victoria)
Madison Nickel (Augustana Campus, University of Alberta
Megan Hardman (University of Alberta)


The Education Abroad Group Award 2015 Recipients


Front row (left to right): Corinne Barnett (University of Alberta), Nicole Hein (University of Alberta), Claudia Babin (Campus Saint Jean, University of Alberta), and Gwen Hunka (University of Alberta).

Middle row (left to right): Alexander Olson (Augustana Campus, University of Alberta), Keely Welsh [fourth from left] (University of Alberta), Daniel Belanger (University of Alberta), Brian Tennant (University of Alberta), Megan Hardman (University of Alberta), Jenna Geldart (University of Alberta), and Christina Hanta (University of Alberta).

Back row: Madison Nickel (Augustana Campus, University of Alberta).

Missing from the photo are: Cody Hartsburg (University of Alberta), Mathieu Martin, Deanna Robillard, Celine Doutre, Jennifer Thiessen, and Jonathan Bolivar (Augustana Campus, University of Alberta).