Skip to content
Programs : Brochure
This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
CSU IP Germany: Learn German
Tuebingen, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Budget Estimates Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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, Sophomore
Language of Instruction: English, German Language Prerequisite: 1-3 sem/2-5 qtr college-level German
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Business, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Communications, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, European Studies, German, History, Human Development, Humanities, International Business, International Relations, International/Global Studies, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Political Science, Political Science/Government, Psychology, Sociology Special Notes: Graduate students may participate for undergraduate credit.
Program Description:

CSU IP Germany- Learn German

Program At A Glance

When: Early August to late July

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

Cost: Students pay the same tuition for CSU IP Germany as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Sheet.
Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 2.75 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than the spring term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by fall term of the program start date.

Course Prerequisites: Completion of 1-3 semesters/2-5 quarters of college-level German language.

Program Overview

The CSU IP Learn German 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 celebrating Oktoberfest 

The program begins with a six week Preparatory Language Program (PLP) in Horb, a small town near Tübingen.  PLP courses offer instruction in German grammar, reading, writing and conversation and often include cultural excursions.  After completion of the PLP, students return to Tübingen, and during the fall semester (October- February) take courses in German language and culture specifically designed for the CSU program. During the spring semester, students have the option of continuing at the University of Tübingen, or attending one of the other universities/institutions in the Baden- Württemberg state.  The universities offer a wide variety of academic programs, similar to the number of campuses and programs within the CSU system.

For more information about the academic program, 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.


Tübingen is a traditional university town in central Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 19 miles south of the state capital, Stuttgart, on a ridge between the Neckar and Ammer rivers. Immediately north of the city lies the Schönbuch, a densely wooded nature park. Tübingen is a student town, with approximately one in three residents being a university student. Baden-Württemberg 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.


During the PLP in Horb, students live with host families, as arranged by the CSU IP staff in Germany. In Tübingen, students have a variety of dormitory housing options available to them and the CSU IP on-site staff assist students with their arrangements. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.