Whether you are applying for the OBW Exchange Program, the Summer Research Program, or the International Lake Constance Summer University, your application must be submitted to the International Office of your home university in Ontario. Please note that each International Office sets own university-specific application deadlines. You should check your university’s website for those dates.
That office will then decide which applicant it wishes to nominate for participation in the specific program in question. Those applications will then be forwarded to the OBW Program Office in Toronto, which will determine the final list of participants. The OBW Office cannot accept applications directly from students.
There is no application or placement fee payable to the OBW program, but it is usual for each Ontario university to assess application and/or placement fees for students participating in exchange and study/research-abroad programs.
Each of the three OBW programs has its own specific OBW application form, and the requirements for supporting documentation are different for each program. Please make sure that your application uses the correct form(s) and includes all the required additional material. We require a transcript, and, depending on which program you are applying to, you may need to arrange for letters of recommendation from your professors, so we recommend that you start early on the process. You will need also to do some careful research on the Baden-Württemberg universities in order to write a convincing application.
You must also check what further application materials may be required by your home university’s International Office.
OBW Exchange Program
The following are required OBW application materials for the 2015–2016 exchange year:
- Application Form for Ontario Students (2016-2017 Exchange Year)
- Instructions for Ontario Applicants (2016-2017 Exchange Year)
- Language Assessment Form
OBW Summer Research Program
For detailed information on the steps required in the preparation of an SRP application, please read the webpage concentrating on the Summer Research Program carefully.
The complete application must be submitted to the International Exchange Office of the applicant’s home university in Ontario. Each participating Ontario university sets its own application deadline. Applicants should enquire about the local deadline at their home university.
OBW Lake Constance Summer University (IBH)
The required OBW and IBH application materials for summer 2014 are posted on the webpage concentrating on the on the OBW Lake Constance Summer School.
The complete application must be submitted to the International Exchange Office of the applicant's home university in Ontario. Each participating Ontario university sets its own application deadline. Applicants should enquire about the local deadline at their home university.