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  • Locations: Biberach, Germany; Freiburg, Germany; Furtwangen, Germany; Heidelberg, Germany; Hohenheim, Germany; Karlsruhe, Germany; Konstanz, Germany; Ludwigsburg, Germany; Mannheim, Germany; Mosbach, Germany; Nuertingen, Germany; Pforzheim, Germany; Reutlingen, Germany; Rottenburg, Germany; Stuttgart, Germany; Tuebingen, Germany; Ulm, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
  • Restrictions: CSUF applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/15/2021 04/20/2021 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2022 09/15/2021 10/20/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: CSU International Programs Click here for a definition of this term Financial Aid: CSU IP Scholarship, Federal Aid (Pell/EOP/FSEOG/Direct Loans), Guardian Scholars, President's Scholars, Private Student Loans, State Aid (Cal Grants/SUG)
Housing Options: Residence Halls Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Art, Art (Creative Photography and Experimental Media), Art (Studio), Biological Science, Business Administration, Chemistry, Child and Adolescent Studies, Communications, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Earth Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, European Studies, French, Geography, German, History, International Business, Kinesiology, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies
Language Prerequisite: 4+semesters college-level German Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior
GPA requirement: 2.75 (CUM. & CSUF) Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, German
Unit Type Earned On Program: Resident Units
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 as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


GPA Requirement
2.75 Cumulative GPA 

CSU Class Standing
Junior or Senior.
4 semesters/ 6 quarters college-level German. 


Subjects Available
Accounting Earth Science Liberal Studies
Agriculture Science Economics Management
Anthropology Education Mathematics
Archaeology Engineering Media Techology
Architecture Environmental Science Meterology
Art Environmental Studies Music
Art (Studio) Equine Management  Nutritional Science
Art History European Studies Philosophy
Audiovisual Media Finance Photography
Automation Technology Food Science Physical Education
Biology French Physical Science
Business (Triple Crown Accreditation) Gender Studies Physics
Chemistry General Forestry Political Science
Child Development Geo Science Psychology
Classics German Publishing
Communications  History Religious Studies
Comparative Literature Information Technology Social and Behavioral Science
Computer Science International Business Social Work
Cultural Studies International Management Sociology
Design International Relations Sports Science
Digital/Electronic Arts Islamic Studies Textile and Fashion Design
Early Childhood Development Italian Urban Planning
Earth Science Jewish Studies Visual Communication 

CLICK HERE to access the Academic Bulletin that contains links to the individual university websites. 

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester, in addition to the 6 unit Preparatory Language Program (PLP).

CLICK HERE to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.  

Students pay the same tuition for Germany: Music at Trossingen University of Music 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 July.


The Germany: Universities of Baden-Württemberg program is associated with the State of Baden-Württemberg, which is in southwest Germany and is home to world-renowned universities. The CSU IP program is coordinated by a CSU on-site staff member and the Office of International Relations at the University of Tübingen. Students from every major are encouraged to participate, as a wide variety of educational opportunities are offered.Students peeking out a window 

All students participate in a Preparatory Language Program (PLP) before the fall semester begins. PLP courses offer instruction in German grammar, reading, writing and conversation and often include cultural excursions. The location of the PLP is dependent upon the student’s academic year placement. Most PLP programs are 4 weeks in length. After the PLP, students move to their university placement.
Germany: Universities of Baden-Württemberg participants have the opportunity to study at universities in the State of Baden- Württemberg. Students select their top three choices of universities when completing the CSU IP application. Some universities where recent Germany: Universities of Baden-Württemberg participants have studied are:

For a complete list of universities, and the areas of study at each, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.


State of Baden-Württemberg, which is in southwest Germany and is home to world-renowned universities. It is the third largest state in the Federal Republic of Germany and one of the most economically powerful, with a focus on research and development.


Housing is coordinated by CSU IP staff in Germany. Students typically live in dormitories and will be notified of their dorm options when their host university has been assigned.  


Applicants must complete and submit two applications for this program: the CSUF online application and the CSU IP online application*Note: The CSU IP application will require an official transcript for the host university, and it must include Spring grades.

According to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for Germany, "The program in Germany is based on an agreement between the German Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the CSU IP Office on behalf of the California State University System. The program is coordinated on the German side by the University of Tuebingen, where the CSU IP maintains its office. This arrangement allows students from a wide range of academic backgrounds and disciplines to pursue courses in their major area of study at one of the man and varied institutions of higher education included in the agreement... On arrival, all International Programs students are placed in a Preparatory Language Program (PLP), before the fall semester begins. The PLP is designed to provide rapid acquisition of language skills. After the PLP they move to their university placement. Most beginning and intermediate German language students will continue language studies at the University of Tuebingen. All students are expected to enroll in regular university courses in the second semester of their year abroad."