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Fellowship Application

The exchange program is open to all current registered students of participating university partners. To find out further information on application criteria and deadlines please contact the program lead of your University noted under "Partners".

Current call for applications (2012)


Students from Europe are required to give evidence of their language skills in form of a TOEFL certificate (scoring 580 or higher on paper based, 250 or higher on internet based test). Depending on the University they are applying to, further application details must be completed.


Mc Gill University, Centre for Developing Area Studies 

Application deadlines
McGill University deadline has already closed this past June but they are open to receiving PhD students eliminating the need to go through the formal application. For other students the deadline for the summer term admittance is September 15th.

Application process:
Required: letter of interest from student & letter of support from home University. Once accepted (internally) the student will need to register officially online.

Language criteria
TOEFL or letter of support attesting to English ability

Further information: http://www.mcgill.ca/applying


Carleton University, Research Services

Application deadlines:

It is important to note that you do not need to select actual courses upon applying. Students selected to participate on the exchange will work in consultation with the CVSRD Exchange Coordinator to select appropriate courses in accordance to this exchange program.

Application process:

General information (pdf)

Language criteria:
As for the English level, we would need either a letter indicating the
students strong intermediate level to study in English or a TOEFL.

Further information:

Course options (please refer to summer 2011 timetable): http://www1.carleton.ca/sppa/current-students/courses/

Academic Calendar:http://www4.carleton.ca/calendars//grad/current/academicyear/

Carleton University (www.carleton.ca) is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the sparkling Rideau River and Canal, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation’s government and enjoys easy access to the many organizations, associations and businesses which thrive in Ottawa the Nation’s Capital. The city core is only 7 kilometers from campus and offers a variety of entertainment from world-class events at the National Arts Centre, museums and galleries.

See Carleton slide shows:

slide show 1 (Ottawa in Winter)
slide show 2 (Student Experiences)


University of Winnipeg

Application deadlines:

Further information: http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/future-admis-application





University of Trento, Faculty of Economics

Application deadlines:
Deadline for I semester (September-February) is the end of may whereeas the deadline for II semester is the middle of October. The exams are held normally in January and in February.

Application process:
The application form should be sent by the academic referent at the Canadian university.
A list of selected students will be sent to the University of Trento, then Trento will send an application form which is necessary to fill for the visa request. After having selected the student in mobility, the sending University should send the list of them to the Univ. of Trento (monica.berti@amm.unitn.it) and then Trento will send all the documents required for: application, lodgings, visa etc.
Attached you may find the application form.

Language criteria:
There are no language requirements for incoming students

Freie Universität Berlin, Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU)

Application deadlines:
The application deadline for the summer term 2012 is on 1.12.2011. The application has to be sent - see below.

Application process:
Application process and general information for FU students interested in the Study Abroad Fellowship to Canada (pdf)

Information for students coming to Berlin:
after being admitted to the programm by your home univeristy, please send to the FU International Office the following documents in order to apply for admission and matriculation at FU Berlin:

Here is the address of the FU International Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt):

Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin)
Akademisches Auslandsamt
Brümmerstrasse 52
14195 Berlin


and confirm your application by sending an e-mail to Karolina Jankowska (contact person for exchange students from Canada): karolina.jankowska@fu-berlin.de

Language criteria:
Direct exchange students are exempt from a German language exam (DSH or TestDaF), which is otherwise required for international students studying at a German university. However, we expect language skills equivalent to level 3 Test DaF in all 4 categories if you wish to take classes in specific subjects. More information on this test can be found on the website www.testdaf.de. A language certificate is not necessary, because we expect that our partner universities guarantee the expected language skills.



A six-week intensive German language course will be offered before the beginning of the winter semester. Basic knowledge of German is required. For further details, please check www.fu-berlin.de/deutsch-vorkurs. The course fee will be approx. 500 €.

German language courses which are offered by the Centre for Independet Language Learning at FU Berlin (Sprachzentrum FU Berlin) during the semester are free of charge. Again, basic German language proficiency is required. If you wish to participate in a German language course, you have to take a placement test which is offered during the orientation period shortly before the semester starts. Without this test, exchange students are not eligible to take language classes.

If the students have no ability in German, they can take the program offered at the Centre for Independent Language Learning at the FU Berlin called Tandem partnership. That will exempt them from any German language tests.In order to find the Tandem partner as fast as possible prior to the student's arrival to Berlin, she/ he may contact the Centre for Independet Language Learning at FU Berlin per e-mail, the e-mail address is available here: http://www.sprachenzentrum.fu-berlin.de/slz/tandem/kontakt.html