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Germany: Business at Reutlingen University
Reutlingen, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year
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Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Restrictions: CSU System applicants only
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:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Language of Instruction: English, German Language Prerequisite: 1+ term college-level German
Areas of Study: Business, Economics, German, International Business
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
One term of college-level German, microeconomics, macroeconomics, business calculus, financial accounting, and writing are required.  Statistics is recommended.

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

Students pay the same tuition for Germany: Business at Reutlingen University 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: Business at Reutlingen University program is affiliated with the University of Tübingen and the University of Applied Sciences Reutlingen. CSU IP has an agreement with the State of Baden-Württemberg, which is in southwest Germany and is home to world-renowned universities, such as Tübingen and Reutlingen. The CSU IP program is administered by a Program Coordinator, based in Tübingen, who is available to students throughout the year. 

University structure at nightThe Germany: Business at Reutlingen University 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 continue on to participate in the CSU IP Learn German program at the University of Tübingen for the fall semester (October- February), taking courses in German language and culture specifically designed for the CSU program.  For the spring semester, students enroll in European Business courses, as well as a German language course, at the University of Applied Sciences Reutlingen. Courses are taught in German and English. 
More information about the courses offered at the University of Applied Sciences Reutlingen can be found here. 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. 


The first semester of the program takes place in Tübingen, which 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. 

The second semester takes place in Reutlingen, which is approximately ten miles southeast of Tübingen, and also part of the larger Stuttgart Metropolitan Region. Reutlingen has a population of just over 100,000 people and has a strong industrial heritage. Historically, the city was home to a thriving textile industry, which has now been replaced by electronics and manufacturing. The city has a historic center which dates back to the late 13th century and contains one of the region’s most distinct Gothic buildings, St. Mary’s Church.


Housing is coordinated by CSU IP staff in Germany.  During the PLP in Horb, students live with host families. In Tübingen and Reutlingen, students have a variety of dormitory options available to them and the on-site staff will assist students with these housing arrangements.