|Program Sponsor:||CSU International Programs|
|Restrictions:||CSU System applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|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:||Junior, Senior|
|Language of Instruction:||English, German||Language Prerequisite:||1+ term college-level German|
|Areas of Study:||Architecture||Special Notes:||Must be an architecture major from Cal Poly SLO or Cal Poly Pomona|
GERMANY: ARCHITECTURE AT BIBERACH UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
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.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
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.
Completion of at least 1 term of college-level German language; program is only open to qualified students in Architecture and Design Studies from Cal Poly Pomona or Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
Students pay the same tuition for Germany: Architecture at Biberach University of Applied Sciences 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.
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: Architecture at Biberach University of Applied Sciences is associated with the University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Biberach), in Biberach, Germany. The CSU is affiliated with the State of Baden-Württemberg, which is in southwest Germany and is home to world-renowned universities.
The program begins with an intensive six week Preparatory Language Program (PLP) in Horb, a small town near Tuebingen. The PLP is a German language and culture course focusing on grammar, composition and conversation, as well as an introduction to German culture. Students then move to Biberach to continue their studies in architecture. Students take one German language course each semester, in addition to their architecture courses. Biberach University of Applied Sciences is a technical university; courses focus on the practical element right from the beginning and topics for study projects are drawn from practical experience. The University's institutions make up an interdisciplinary platform for teaching.
For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.
Biberach has a population of 32,000, and offers plenty opportunities to make your stay an enriching experience. The town is surrounded by striking environments (including the Allgäu region and Lake Constance) and is close in proximity to Austria and Switzerland. The railway station can take you all over the country.
During the PLP in Horb, students live with host families, as arranged by the CSU IP staff in Germany. In Biberach, students will stay in student dormitories, which consist of single, furnished rooms with a sink and small kitchenette.