GERMANY: BUSINESS AT REUTLINGEN UNIVERSITY
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.
2.75 Cumulative GPA
CSU Class Standing
Junior or Senior.
1+ term of college-level German, Business Calculus, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Financial Accounting, and Writing.
CSU IP recommends applicants enroll in one or more of the following courses prior to departure:
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
to view the online course catalog.
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
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: 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.
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: 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.
The 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.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM NOTES:
Applicants must complete and submit two
applications for this program: the CSUF online application
and the CSU IP online application
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."