Canadian Summer School in Germany

Cost

There are three costs attached to the CSSG: 1) University application fee; 2) Tuition fee; and 3) Program fee. There is no differential fee charged to international students. These costs do not include airfare to Germany. You will pay the university application fee ($40) and a non-refundable deposit ($500) when you apply to the CSSG program (before January 31, 2018). The first step for payment is applying to Saint Mary's University as a visiting student ($40). (If you have previosuly attended Saint Mary's you may skip this step.) Once you have applied, you will be issued an "A-Number" and password. Once you have your A-Number you will be able to pay the deposit (step two). The program fee and tuition fee (final steps) are due only after you have been accepted into the program (after January 31, 2018).

See below for information about the university application fee, the deposit, tuition fee, and the program fee. Please also scroll down for cost breakdowns based on the chosen course and your place of residence.

1. Saint Mary's University application fee: $40.00

If you have never attended Saint Mary's University, you must complete a Saint Mary's University application form. A $40 application fee is charged. Once you have applied and have been accepted to Saint Mary's, you will receive an "A-Number" and a password to enable you to use the online-system and pay your deposit, tuition, and program fee. Click here to apply to Saint Mary's. From this link click on "Start a New Online Application," then create your "Login ID" and "PIN," and then select "Visiting Student." Please then fill out all the required information and submit your application to the University.  

If you are currently attending Saint Mary's University, you will not be required to complete the university application form or pay this admission fee.

2. Deposit (non-refundable): $500.00

This amount is due when you send in your application to the CSSG program and after you have registered at Saint Mary's and received your A-Number. It will be applied to the program fee. Please pay online.

3. 2018 CSSG Tuition for 6 credits: $1,590 for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or international students

Once you receive your acceptance to the CSSG program (after January 31, 2018), you can click here to view your tuition assessment and to pay your tuition online: pay online.

All CSSG courses are 6 credit-hour courses except for "CSSG 4847/5847: German Immersion Community Service Learning," which is a 3 credit-hour course. The tuition for this CSL course is $795 for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or international students. 

The tuition fee IS NOT the program fee. The program fee is to be paid in addition to the tuition fee. 

Please note: International students are NOT required to pay an international student tuition for courses in this program.  

4. Program fee:

The program fee for all language courses and CSL courses will range between $2,600 - $2,900, depending on the available exchange rate. (In 2016 and 2017, the program fee was $2,800.) You will be notified of the final price together with your acceptance letter after January 31. (Your deposit paid on applying to the program will be counted toward this amount.)

The program fee includes:

  • textbooks
  • study materials
  • accommodation in Kassel
  • meals in Kassel (except lunch on school days)
  • social / cultural activities (concerts, opera, theatre, museums, etc.)
  • excursions (transport as well as accommodation and meals in youth hostels) [including a four day trip to Berlin and other excursions]
  • transit passes for Kassel (includes streetcar and bus for entire program) and Berlin (includes streetcar, subway, and bus for our entire time in Berlin)

Please pay online.

*Note: This program fee does NOT include tuition or airfare between Canada and Germany.

Approximate breakdown of total cost for CSSG 1846, 2846, 3846, 4846, & 4849/5849.

If you are a current Saint Mary's student (Canadian or international):

  • Program fee: $2,600 - $2,900 (varies based on exchange rate)
  • Tuition fee: $1,590 
  • Total: between $4,190 and $4,490 (tuition + program fee based on exchange rate and prevailing SMU tuition fees)

If you are not a current Saint Mary's student (Canadian or international):

  • Saint Mary's application fee: $40
  • Program fee: $2,600 - $2,900 (varies based on exchange rate)
  • Tuition fee: $1,590 
  • Total: between $4,230 and $4,530 (tuition + program fee based on exchange rate and prevailing SMU tuition fees)

Approximate breakdown of cost for CSSG 4847/5847

If you are a current Saint Mary's student (Canadian or international):

  • Program fee: $2,600 - $2,900 (varies based on exchange rate)
  • Tuition fee: $795
  • Total: between $3,395 and $3,695 (tuition + program fee based on exchange rate and prevailing SMU tuition fees)

If you are not a current Saint Mary's student (Canadian or international):

  • Saint Mary's application fee: $40
  • Program fee: $2,600 - $2,900 (varies based on exchange rate)
  • Tuition fee: $795 
  • Total: between $3,435 and $3,735 (tuition + program fee based on exchange rate and prevailing SMU tuition fees)

Approximate breakdown of cost for CSSG 4848/5848

If you are a current Saint Mary's student (Canadian or international):

  • Program fee: $1,650 - $2,000 (varies based on exchange rate)
  • Tuition fee: $1,590 
  • Total: between $3,240 and $3,590 (tuition + program fee based on exchange rate and prevailing SMU tuition fees)

If you are not a current Saint Mary's student (Canadian or international):

  • Saint Mary's application fee: $40
  • Program fee: $1,650 - $2,000 (varies based on exchange rate)
  • Tuition fee: $1,590 
  • Total: between $3,280 and $3,630 (tuition + program fee based on exchange rate and prevailing SMU tuition fees)

These breakdowns of fees do not include the cost of flights.