University of Konstanz
Studying at the University of Konstanz means living and learning on a university campus situated geographically in a most unique location. The university lies directly on Lake Constance at the intersection of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria in one of the most beautiful regions of Germany. Over 10,000 students originating from 92 countries are enrolled here. With over 130 European partner universities and many other international exchange programs worldwide, the University is part of an expansive global network of learning opportunities.
- Degree-seeking student
- At least sophomore standing at time of participation
- Good judicial standing
- 2.5+ GPA at time of application
- Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
The over 100 study programs at the University of Konstanz fall into the following categories:
- Mathematics and Natural Sciences
- Politics, Law, and Economics
Exchange students should be fluent in EITHER German OR English in order to successfully complete a full course load during their exchange studies at the University of Konstanz. The best way of getting information on lectures and courses is by visiting the homepage of the University of Konstanz. The most important information can be found in English on the website of the International Office
COURSES IN ENGLISH. Although the language of instruction at the University of Konstanz is German, there are many departments which offer a great variety of courses in English. Exchange students with elementary German language skills can combine Intensive German language courses taught at the University of Konstanz Language Institute with courses taught in English at the respective departments.
SEARCHING FOR COURSES IN ENGLISH. The International Office created a guideline for the course search which you can access here
(under Course Selection). Courses are called 'Verantstaltungen' in German.
Students can learn a foreign language with the Tandem Language Learning Program
(service of the Language Institute). Two students, each with a different mother tongue, get together to learn each other's language, working alternately in one of the two languages. Moreover, students can participate in a four-week-Intensive German Language Course
in September or March (before the semester starts). German classes are also available during the semester.
Students studying at the University of Konstanz will have the option of living in student housing or in a private apartment. For students there is a limited number of rooms available in the student residence.The rooms are usually in single or double occupancy apartments as well as in shared flats (WGs = Wohngemeinschaft).
The search for a room or apartment in Konstanz, as in most university cities, can often be a daunting, time-consuming process. This said, Konstanz is among the German university cities with the most student housing and the amount of available private housing has also increased. Nevertheless, there is not enough inexpensive housing to meet needs. In order to find a room or apartment at a reasonable price, one must start the search as early as possible. The International Office offers assistance and advice on securing your student residence or finding private accommodation.
Academic Year Dates
October to Late July
Spring Semester Dates
April to Late July
This program is available as an Exchange:
- Exchange - This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad.
There will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet with an advisor at the Office of International Programs to discuss which option is best for you.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at www.uncw.edu/ international/abroad/aid.html.