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University Konstanz

  • About the Program

    About the Program

    The University of Konstanz is situated on the banks of Lake Constance which is the border between Germany, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, and Austria. The most known bigger cities in the area are Zurich in Switzerland and Munich in Germany. The university is a global community with more than 11,000 students from over 90 nations. 

    The program offers regular university courses at the Faculties of Sciences (Mathematics and Statistics, Computer and Information Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology), Humanities (Philosophy, History and Sociology, Literature, Linguistics), Politics, Law and Economics (Politics and Public Administrations, Law, Economics). In addition to the regular university courses at the faculties, international students can take special courses on the European and German culture and  benefit from a broad range of language courses of the Language Institute.

    Many of the academic departments offer courses instructed in English; however, it is recommended to combine department courses with the special courses on the European and German culture and those offered by the Language Institute. 

    Special Service Learning Program Available (Spring Semester only) :

    This special program has three components: German language and culture course (3 credits), 3 academic courses in English (3 credits/ each), and a guided community project with supervision and academic reflection (3 credits). During the project, students work for three months in refugee resettlement and conflict transformation grassroots organizations (mostly) associated with the university. A bi-weekly seminar will structure and reflect upon student activities and base it in theoretical background of social voluntary work.

    Location Konstanz, Germany
    Program Type Partner University Program
    Program Term Fall, Spring, Academic Year
    Additional Information A Partner University program is a study abroad experience where students are nominated/accepted by Stony Brook University, and enroll at a partner institution. In most cases SBU faculty or staff are NOT traveling with participants.

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  • Program Details

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction German, English
    Language Proficiency None 

    Program Term Fall, Spring, Academic Year
    Living Arrangements Independent Arrangement

    (Single rooms in shared flats is guaranteed by the host university)

    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.

    Additional Information

    Grades earned in a Partner University program   WILL NOT  calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.

    Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.

  • Requirements


    GPA 3.0
    Other Requirements

    Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program

    See Language Proficiency

    Application Deadline

    Fall/academic year admission: March 1 (Extended to April 1)

    Spring admission: October 15 

    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee $60
    Tuition Rate $ 3,435 per semester for NY residents

    $12,270 per semester for non-residents
    Program Fee $750 per semester
    Administrative Fee $200 (non-refundable)
    International Health Insurance $55 per month approximately. Note: The host university may also require a domestic health plan, and will send details regarding costs to students directly.
    Other Fees $4,360 (approximately; Students pay room, board, books, transportation and other university fees directly to overseas university)
    Travel Costs $980-$1,380 (approximately; Students are responsible for their travel arrangements including airfare, visa costs)
    Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.
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