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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Regine John Click here for a definition of this term Who Can Apply?: All, Five-College, Mass Public Colleges, UMass System
Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental Sciences, Finance, German and Scandinavian Studies, History, Information Technology, International Relations, Legal Studies, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Medieval Studies, Operations & Information Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy and Administration, Social Thought and Political Economy, Sociology, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Click here for a definition of this term Program Options: Grad Research, Open to UGrads and Grads, Undergraduate Research
Click here for a definition of this term Key Word Search: American Studies, Program Scholarships Available Click here for a definition of this term Host Institution: University of Konstanz
Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English, German Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 0 College-Level Semester
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange
Click here for a definition of this term In Classes With: Host Country & International Students Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing: 2nd Sem Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Residence Hall
Program Description:

Konstanz is a town of 80,000 inhabitants located on the border of Germany and Switzerland; it straddles the Bodensee and Rhein river. Due to its location on the picturesque lake, Konstanz offers plenty of entertainment, recreation and relaxation opportunities. Konstanz has a medieval city center, yet the University of Konstanz is modern and based on US campus style universities. From the university there are stunning views of the lake, the island of Mainau, and the Swiss and Austrian Alps. In the summer many students spend their free time after classes taking sailing courses, hiking in the Alps, playing beach volleyball or sunbathing on the Hörnle (little horn).

Check out the Bodensee webcam and the official Konstanz page. Or watch a video!

Take a look at the Links to BW Journals and Blogs and read what students in Germany have to say about their experience.


Konstanz Uni Dach


The University of Konstanz is a modern university located in one of Germany's most attractive regions, and ranks among the nine best universities in that country. Internationality is written large at the University of Konstanz. The university was founded in 1966, with the agenda to provide a progressive curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences. Today, the university has grown to almost 11,000 students. The campus is contained within one building, located just outside the city in a scenic wooded setting.

While the partner universities in Baden-Württemberg offer courses in virtually all majors, most courses are taught in German. More and more courses are available in English, however and to see an overview of which Baden-Württemberg university will have a sufficient number of course options taught in English in your major, please check the BW Study Options for Undergraduates by Majors and take a look at the Baden-Württemberg Study Options

Take a look at the  Links to Course Listings in BW and search for courses in your subject areas and also for courses taught in English.

Semester Dates

Pre-semester Language Courses and Arrival Dates Fall

Pre-semester Language Courses and Arrival Dates Spring

Konstanz Altstadt

Living Arrangements

Exchange participants live in dormitories administered by Seezeit. All rooms have kitchen facilities and are single occupancy. Prices for dormitory rooms range from Euro 230-350 per month.


The program fee includes the pre-semester language and culture course and comprehensive German health insurance for 5 or 10 months for students under the age of 30. Living expenses, including room, meals, and incidentals, are not included in the program fee.



Scholarships of up to Euro 400 per month are available through the program. Graduate students engaged in graduate study may be eligible for up to Euro 500 per month. Scholarships are awarded for 5 months for semester students and for a maximum of 10 months.

Useful information is also available at this link

Read the Baden-Württemberg Handbook 2019-2020 and find more details on your stay.