Program Information

School: Queen’s University
Faculty: Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: German Language and Literature
Description: The world can seem like a big place, but through LLCU you get a glimpse into its diverse parts. At Queen’s, you can learn over 14 languages through understanding not only the dialectics but the cultures in which they are formed. Studying Languages and Linguistics has many advantages for personal growth and future careers. Learning another language can give you the ability to step inside the mind of a culture and express yourself in a new way – opening many career possibilities in our globalized society. The Department is a vibrant and diverse unit covering Anishinaabemowin, Arabic, Chinese, German, Hebrew, Inuktitut, Italian, Japanese, Mohawk, Portuguese, Spanish and Linguistics, with study abroad opportunities such as spending a semester in Spain or Germany for preapproved transfer credits.

Undergraduate courses in German were offered at Queen’s as early as 1870 and were taught on a regular basis after 1888 by John Macgillivray, who founded the Department of German in 1902. Our courses offer comprehensive range of topics in German language, literature and culture. We are also known for a friendly atmosphere and small class sizes. The combination of excellent academic and social opportunities creates a dynamic learning environment in which to explore German culture.

URL: German Studies at Queen’s University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $39,247

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Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Students with Grade 4U German or equivalent may enter the program at the second-year level. Language placement tests are available to determine your appropriate starting level in the languages offered.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]