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Germany: Universities of Baden-Württemberg
Biberach, Germany; Freiburg, Germany; Furtwangen, Germany; Heidelberg, Germany; Hohenheim, Germany; Karlsruhe, Germany; Konstanz, Germany; Ludwigsburg, Germany; Mannheim, Germany; Mosbach, Germany; Nuertingen, Germany; Pforzheim, Germany; Reutlingen, Germany; Rottenburg, Germany; Stuttgart, Germany; Tuebingen, Germany; Ulm, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year
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Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Budget Estimates Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018 04/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
2.75 (If you do not meet the GPA requirement, contact CSU IP as you still may be eligible to apply)
Class Standing:
Graduate, Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction: English, German Language Prerequisite: 4+ sem/6+ qtr college-level German
Areas of Study: AACSB Accreditation, Agriculture, AMBA Accreditation, Anthropology, Art, Art (Studio), Biology, Business, Chemistry, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Classics, Communications, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, EQUIS Accreditation, European Studies, Geography, German, History, Information Technology, International Business, International Relations, Jewish Studies, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Photography, Physical Science, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Social Work, Sociology
Program Description:



Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline 
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline. If spaces are available, student may submit applications for the later deadlines, but may need to be flexible regarding their program options, available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


Eligibility Requirements
Minimum 2.75 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than fall term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by spring term of the program start date.

Course Prerequisites
Completion of 4 semesters/6 quarters of college-level German language.

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester, in addition to the 6 unit Preparatory Language Program (PLP).

Students pay the same tuition for Germany: Music at Trossingen University of Music as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.

Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional German academic cycle begins in early August to July. 

Academic Year: August to December & February to July.


The Germany: Universities of Baden-Württemberg program is associated with the State of Baden-Württemberg, which is in southwest Germany and is home to world-renowned universities. The CSU IP program is coordinated by a CSU on-site staff member and the Office of International Relations at the University of Tübingen. Students from every major are encouraged to participate, as a wide variety of educational opportunities are offered.Students peeking out a window 

All students participate in a Preparatory Language Program (PLP) before the fall semester begins. PLP courses offer instruction in German grammar, reading, writing and conversation and often include cultural excursions. The location of the PLP is dependent upon the student’s academic year placement. Most PLP programs are 4 weeks in length. After the PLP, students move to their university placement.
Germany: Universities of Baden-Württemberg participants have the opportunity to study at universities in the State of Baden- Württemberg. Students select their top three choices of universities when completing the CSU IP application. Some universities where recent Germany: Universities of Baden-Württemberg participants have studied are:

For a complete list of universities, and the areas of study at each, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.



State of Baden-Württemberg, which is in southwest Germany and is home to world-renowned universities. It is the third largest state in the Federal Republic of Germany and one of the most economically powerful, with a focus on research and development.


Housing is coordinated by CSU IP staff in Germany. Students typically live in dormitories and will be notified of their dorm options when their host university has been assigned.