OUS -- Germany Application Checklist

All OSU students are required to complete the OSU Online Study Abroad Application. By completing this online application, a non-refundable, $50 application fee will be charged to your OSU student account.


OUS Germany Program Deadlines

Summer programs: Feb 15

Spring term program: Dec. 1

Fall/Year programs: 

  • Dec. 15 (DAAD scholarship applicants)
  • Feb. 15 (regular applications)
Program Provider Application: 

A passport valid for six months beyond your program is required. Apply for a passport immediately if you have not done so already. Visit travel.state.gov for an application.

Attend General Orientation: 

All students are required to attend general pre-departure orientation. View orientation dates and registration.

Attend Site-Specific Orientation: 

Oregon University Systems International Programs hold site-specific orientations.

Please view the "learning content" on your OUS online program application page for specific orientation dates.

Your program enrolls you in insurance for the duration of your participation. Review the insurance policy and carry additional claim forms and your insurance card with you abroad.
Travel Clinic: 

All students are encouraged to visit their primary care provider before going abroad. Information about immunizations and travel health can be obtained from the Travel Medicine Clinic at Student Health Services.

File FAFSA and apply for financial aid for the term(s) of your program.

IDEA will submit a financial aid budget with your estimated cost of attendance to the Office of Financial Aid the term prior to your departure so that your aid award may be adjusted.

Student applying to the OUS Baden-Württemberg exchange program are eligible for the DAAD Scholarship, the Baden-Württemberg ministry stipends, the Landestifftung scholarships and the Marlene Klien scholarship.  Early program application is crucial to be considered for all sources of funding; visit the scholarships page for more information.

OSU students have recieved stipends for travel and living allowances of up to 600 Euro/month.

Your program's cost sheet is available here: Program Cost Sheet.

All study abroad students will need to register for general Overseas Studies credits using the OSU online registration system and a PIN from their academic advisor. IDEA will email students from Education.Abroad@oregonstate.edu with the instructions and CRN, and students are responsible for registering for these credits for the term(s) they are abroad. You will not receive financial aid for the program unless you are registered. To be registered, your account must be free of any hold, and your OSU bill balance must be below $2,200.
Grades and Credits: 
This program earns resident credit at OSU. Each course you take must be assessed for how the credit will be applied to your degree program. Save all coursework and syllabi while you are abroad and work with your study abroad advisor to establish your course equivalencies when you return.

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