The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto offers a wide range of opportunities and programs to study and research German and Yiddish languages, literatures, and cultures. Students can engage in undergraduate programs such as German Studies, Yiddish, and Business German, and at the graduate level, M.A. and Ph.D. Programs in German Literature, Culture, and Theory, including an M.A. Field in Yiddish Studies. We also maintain relationships to many cognate departments and interdisciplinary centres and participate in a variety of collaborative programs.


On this website, you find information on who we are and what we do, how to apply to one of our programs, and opportunities to attend our many events. If you are looking to advance your linguistic proficiency, you will also find information on our vibrant and successful German or Yiddish language courses.


Located in the downtown core of Canada’s largest city, the University of Toronto is Canada’s largest university and boasts one of the best research libraries in North America, including a fabulous collection of German materials. Our Department offers exciting opportunities for activities on ‘all things German’ — come check us out, and if you have questions, send us an email, give us a call, or drop by our department on the third floor of Odette Hall. We’ll do our best to get you what you need.


Thanks for visiting, and be in touch…
Markus Stock, Chair