Free tuition attracting more Canadian students to Germany

April 21, 2011

An increasing number of Canadian students are studying in Germany, where tuition is free for both citizens and foreigners. Currently, there are 534 Canadians enrolled at German universities, up 52% since 2002. Free tuition is not the only factor drawing Canadian students to Germany. Over the past few years, German institutions have been phasing out the old diplom and magister degrees -- difficult to translate for Canadian employers -- in exchange for North American-style bachelor's and master's degrees. Another barrier prospective students have overcome is the lack of German language skills, which is less of a problem now as the number of bachelor programs taught in English has surpassed 100. Maclean's OnCampus