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Exchange Worldwide - Study in Canada – Guideline for applying for a term or academic exchange at one of the following five Canadian universities: University of Guelph; University of Guelph-Humber; University of Waterloo, University of Ottawa and Université de Montréal (eligible for all undergraduate (Bachelor) and graduate students (Master) from all twelve faculties of the University of Bremen)

Guideline for applying for a term or academic exchange at Canadian universities

What are you applying for?

A term abroad at one of the following five Canadian universities: Université de Montréal (language of instruction: French); Université d‘Ottawa/ University of Ottawa (languages of instruction: English and French); University of Guelph (language of instruction: English); the University of Guelph-Humber (language of instruction: English) and the University of Waterloo (language of instruction: English). You will apply for three to four courses primarily from one field of study and in exceptional cases, from two fields of study.

Term times and period of exchange

Please select either the Fall term (September until December) or the Winter term (January until April).

Financial considerations

You will not have to pay the substantial tuition fees but need to be prepared to finance the following: flights, accommodation and food, mandatory health insurance plan (Guelph – University Health Insurance Plan C$ 212 /per term; Student Health & Dental Plan - C$ 175 /per term and Bus Pass - C$ 125 /per term; Montréal (17/18) C$ 324/per term, Ottawa C$ 208/per term and Guelph-Humber (2019/20) C$ 118.71)

Scholarships and funding opportunities

https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/studies/starting-your-studies/international-studies/studying-abroad/scholarships-and-funding-opportunities/

Semester schedule and course selection

Université de Montréal - http://www.umontreal.ca/

General information for exchange students/Fact sheet 2020/21: https://international.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/international/documents/Mobilite/F_Sheet_EN_dec2019.pdf

Université d‘Ottawa / University of Ottawa - http://www.uottawa.ca/

General information for exchange students/Fact sheet 2020/21: http://international.uottawa.ca/en/study-at-uottawa/incoming-exchanges-applications

https://international.uottawa.ca/sites/international.uottawa.ca/files/uoexchange_-_fact_sheet_-_2020-21.pdf

University of Guelph - http://www.uoguelph.ca/

General information for exchange students/Fact sheet 2020/21: https://www.uoguelph.ca/cip/incoming-exchange/incoming-exchange

University of Guelph- Humber (undergraduate courses only) - https://www.guelphhumber.ca/

General information for exchange students/Fact sheet 2020/21: https://www.guelphhumber.ca/registrar/webadvisor

University of Waterloo - https://uwaterloo.ca/

General information for exchange students/Fact sheet 2020/21:

https://uwaterloo.ca/student-success/students/study-abroad-and-exchanges/come-waterloo/exchange

Support and Advice

Application process

  • Eligible for all undergraduate (Bachelor) and graduate students (Master) from all twelve faculties of the University of Bremen)

The applications are evaluated primarily on the following criteria:

  • Previous academic performance (grades)
  • Quality of the letter of motivation, project justification (quality, usefulness and value of the proposed plan)
  • Extra-curricular criteria (language skills - B2 (French) and C1 (English); social skills and suitability, and social engagement)

Application and Document Deadline:

January 31st, 2021

How to apply?

Database access Mobility Online - Access to the application portal Mobility Online

Exchange Worldwide: https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/studies/starting-your-studies/international-studies/studying-abroad/exchange-worldwide/

Please register by mid-January on the application portal Mobility Online and upload all required application documents in pdf-format by January 31st, 2021. In addition, please also submit a paper copy (no originals) of your application pack:

Dr. Jana Nittel

Fachbereich 10 /Faculty 10; Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften der Universität Bremen

Postfach 33 04 40 ; D - 28 334 Bremen; Gebäude: GW2 – Raum: A 3590

The application usually consists of the completed online application and the following documents:

  • Motivation letter in the language of instruction (one letter for your three choices – maximum of two pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae (in English or in French for the Université de Montréal )
  • Current proof of enrollment at the University of Bremen
  • Transcript (e.g. PABO- / FlexNow print)
  • Language Proficiency certificate (C1 English/B2 French) - Please explore the individual university’s requirements*.
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic reference in English or French) recommended but not mandatory

*Language Proficiency Certificates:

TOEFL Test at the FZHB: https://www.fremdsprachenzentrum-bremen.de/337.0.html

  • University of Guelph: C1, TOEFL (Paper-based 600/ Computer-based 250 / Internet-based 89), IELTS (at least 6.5)
  • University of Guelph-Humber: C1, TOEFL (Paper-based 600/ Computer-based 250 / Internet-based 89), IELTS (mind. 6.5) and Cambridge (English C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency) Minimum overall score of 176 with no band less than 169
  • Université de Montréal: B1 (DELF); B2 and more recommended
  • University of Ottawa: French - B2 (DELF) or C1 (DALF) and English: C1, TOEFL (min. Paper-based 580 / Computer-based 237 / Internet-based 86), IELTS (min.6.5)
  • University of Waterloo: C1, TOEFL (Internet-based 90), IELTS (min. 7.0)

Please feel free to explore students’ testimonials and reports (German only) on the BICQS homepage: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/bikqs/berichte/default.aspx or join our Facebook group “Studying in Canada” https://www.facebook.com/groups/1195631677138732/