OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OUS: Germany, Baden-Württemberg Universities

Program Administrator: 
OUS (Oregon University System)
Country: 
Germany
Host Institution: 

This exchange program enables undergraduate and graduate students with diverse majors and interests to study at one of thirteen universities in Baden-Württemberg for an academic year or a semester. Sites include Freiburg, Heidelberg, Hohenheim, Ludwigsburg, Karlsruhe, Konstanz, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Trossingen, Tübingen, and Ulm. Students may select between traditional liberal arts universities, technical universities, a top rated business school, or institutions specializing in teacher education, music, or art.

There are two types of courses Oregon students can take while in Germany: DaF (German as a Second Language) courses and regular university courses. Students with one or two years of college-level German can take a variety of classes in the “German as a Second Language” (DaF = Deutsch als Fremdsprache) section of each university. These courses will typically translate as German language credits in Oregon.
Students with more advanced language proficiency can enroll in regular university classes in the humanities, natural and social sciences, education, business, communications, engineering, computer science, architecture, music, art and more. In some cases, classes are taught in English.

Location: 

Explore the beauty and diversity of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. With 13 different universities from which to choose, OSU students can study in Freiburg, near the French border; in Konstanz, on the border of Switzerland; in Heidelberg, with its romantic castle; in Stuttgart, home of DaimlerChrysler; or in many other cities in the picturesque forests and valleys of southwestern Germany. This exchange program between the State of Oregon and the State of Baden-Württemberg has been in existence for over 40 years.  An experienced full-time Resident Director provides support for students at our Oregon Study Center in Tübingen.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Fall/Winter Semester
Spring/Summer
Language: 
German
Class Format: 
Classes with Host-Country and International Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Requirement: 

Minimum 2.75 GPA. Two years of college level German (with 3.0 GPA). If you have only one year of college level German, you can also apply to this program. In this case, you will study intensive German the first semester in Tübingen, and then stay in Tübingen or transfer to another university the second semester.

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)
Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

Application Deadlines:

Fall/Winter Semester (First Semester) or Academic Year:  

Dec. 15 (DAAD scholarship applicants) 

Feb. 15 (regular applications)

Spring Term (Second Semester): Dec. 1

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Program Costs: 

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Academic emphasis: 
Agricultural Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Visual Arts
Art
Biochem. & Biophys.
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Sci.
Digital Comm Art
Earth Science
Economics
Education
English
Environ. Econ. Policy
Environ. Science
Geography
Geology
German
Graphic Design
History
Mathematics
Music
Natural Resources
New Media Comm.
Political Science
Pre-Pharmacy
Psychology
Sociology
Speech Comm.


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