Universität Konstanz

Germany
Konstanz
Universität Konstanz
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
SpringOctober 30Early MarchLate JulyBudget
Academic YearApril 15Early OctoberLate JulyBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • Yes
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

The exchange program at the University of Konstanz is an excellent option for students looking for a smaller city setting in which to study. Courses are offered across a range of disciplines in German and English, with political science being particularly strong. Students are eligible to apply for one of the prestigious Baden-Württemberg scholarships which covers almost all housing expenses for a semester. Students live in residence halls arranged through the Studentenwerk.

Academics

Universität Konstanz was founded in 1966 and is an established research university with approximately 9,000 students, and with over 40 different fields of study in the Natural and Social Sciences and the Humanities. Most courses are taught in German; however, exchange students can select from a growing number of courses taught in English.

Konstanz offers an intensive German language program before the spring semester, which includes a general orientation and excursions and is a great way to meet other international students. Students with all levels of German from beginning to advanced may take this credit-bearing course.

Upon completion of studying abroad, Konstanz's International Office will mail your transcript to the University of Arizona. Your exchange coursework grades do not affect your UA grade point average. This is an exchange program with fees based on UA tuition and registration fees.

Location

Konstanz is set in the South of Germany, beautifully located on Lake Constance near the Swiss Alps. This location offers itself to convenient travel into beautiful regions in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. With a community of only 81,000 residents, Konstanz has a more intimate feel than many larger cities; however, this is town is not sleeping because its scenic location attracts many tourists. It also boasts many outdoor activities in the summer months including swimming, sailing, hiking and climbing.

Housing

The University of Konstanz has many student residences administered by the Studentenwerk. These residences are located across the city and availability depends on demand. Apply early to ensure that you can reserve a room in one of the more affordable and convenient Student Residences. Rent ranges from about 230 -360 Euros per month depending on the number of roommates. All students are guaranteed a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen. Students will need to demonstrate that they have access to about 670 Euros per month, which should cover all basic costs of living, including German mandatory health insurance (80 Euros per month).

 

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