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Universität Konstanz

  • Details and Cost

    About the Program

    The University of Konstanz is located in the medieval city of Konstanz 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. 

    Location Konstanz, Germany
    Program Type Partner University Program
    Program Term Spring, Academic Year
    Language of Instruction German and English.
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Independent Arrangement

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


    GPA 3.0 and above
    Other Requirements

    Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program and in good academic standing.

    Application Deadline

    Academic year admission: March 1 

    Spring admission: October 1

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

    Course Information

    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.

    Academic Policies

    • Students must maintain full-time status while abroad
    • This is a partner university program. Applications must be submitted to Stony Brook University first. Information regarding the next steps in the process will be distributed to students who have received formal nominations by their International Programs Coordinator.
    • 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.
    • All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will receive GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

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