Study Abroad in Frankfurt during the 2014-2015 Academic Year

The City Institute at York University and the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies in cooperation with FES and the Department of Geography offer one or two study abroad opportunities to spend one or two semesters during the 2014-15 academic year at the Department of Human Geography, Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany).

While there is no funding in place through this program at the current time, we will work with interested students to open opportunities for subsidies for travel and accommodation through York University and other sources.

The Frankfurt summer semester starts in April and ends in July. Since our winter term ends in late March, this would be a perfect time for York graduate students to go on this exchange.

Frankfurt program description:

The Department of Human Geography at the Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany) has set up a two-year program called “Geographies of Globalization” with possible specialization in two fields: Economic Geography and Urban Studies. York University exchange students will be able to participate in courses and have access to academic advisors. Instruction will be in English in some courses. A description of the Frankfurt MA program can be found at:

Eligibility: York University Masters or PhD students


* Letter of application containing a statement of how the Frankfurt exchange will contribute to your program at York University (MES students: please include plan of study);

* One letter of reference from a relevant York faculty member;

* CV with publications or other documentation relevant to this application.

Language requirement: Basic knowledge of German is an advantage but not a requirement.

Application: Open until filled

For more information contact Professor Roger Keil (

Please send applications to Sara Macdonald, 703 York Research Tower (