This page gathers all the useful information and links concerning the student exchange for both visiting students in Germany and Canada, affiliated to MADD-Gen and DiDy, respectively. No claim of completeness comes with the information. If some info. is unclear write one of the mentioned contacts below, if it is outdated or some links are down, contact the last person who edited this page.
Dr. Roland Wittler, Bielefeld Universität, Bielefeld, DE.
Prof. Dr. Martin Ester. SFU, Vancouver, CA.
If you are a MADD-Gen student, the following information might be useful.
More information coming soon.
This sections lists the services that enable you to enter Canada by obtaining the necessary official documents. If you have no previous experience and have not been to Canada, fill both of the questionnaires present in the following links.
Note “during the application process for either an eTA or visa, take the time to read carefully everything and double check the filled information as well as all the uploaded documents (if any). If you come to a payment page, be ready to print to PDF the receipt.”
Below are possible scenarios described as examples for flight travels and citizenship:
The 6 months stay in Canada is considered a business travel.
Fill in “Antrag auf Abschlag Reisekosten”, to be found on the page linked above. Note, that after you are back, you still need to fill in the final travel reimbursement form “Reisekostenabrechnung”.
Also check out our general wikipage concerning travelling.
Depending on the actual months that you stay in Canada, you might want to apply for a leave of absence for one semester Urlaubsemester.
The following list of papers is required to be filled out and submitted '3 months prior to arriving at SFU. Once they are completely filled and/or scanned, mail Kathleen Bizjak including A. Deister and R. Wittler in CC.
“SFU does not charge tuition fees to visiting graduate research students, but they will be asked to pay fees to cover student activity fees and the U-Pass BC transit pass.”
Be sure to verify all the necessary papers listed in the link below under Arrival Checklist, and never hand out originals.