Eichstätt, Germany - Katholische Universitaet Eichstaett

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Studying with a Difference!

The International Language Program in Eichstätt is done in collaboration with the Katholische Universität (KU) Eichstätt, a prestigious German University that offers courses for students studying German as a second language. The International Language Program is an excellent way for students to experience the language and culture, complete their major or add a minor.


Eichstätt is a small University town that attracts tourists and students from all over Germany. The Altmühl Nature Park, which surrounds the city is known for its cycling, canoeing and hiking. The city's large cathederal, castle, residence and other attractions bring in many tourists every year. Eichstätt sponsors festivals throughout the year, which are always within walking distance. The KU offers excellent opportunities to get involved in the community, whether it is playing soccer, organizing a community event or other activities which fit your interests. The city of Eichstätt is convenientally located between Nürnberg and Munich (München) in Bavaria. Ingolstadt, another large town is located just southeast and takes 25 minutes by train.

Academic Program

Students may take a three credit Independent Study course at SCSU before departure (January through Mid-March), capped by intensive German classes on campus before the March departure. Upon arrival in Eichstätt there are an additional two weeks of intensive German and orientation.

Students will earn 12-15 credits from courses taught by the KU Faculty. Courses include literature, civilization, grammar and history.

Living Accommodations

Students studying in Eichstätt have dorm style housing organized through the KU-Eichstätt. Students have the opportunity to live with German and other international students. All housing is located within walking distance to the University. Students receive individual rooms and have access to shared kitchen, bathroom and laundry utilities.


An accumulative GPA of 2.5 is required at the time of application and departure. Must be an SCSU student and have completed German 201 before participating. Freshmen must have two years of high school German and an overall high school GPA of 3.0. An interview may be required for placement. A committee of directors will review the application and make final decisions on selection of applicants.

Program Costs and Financial Aid

Students will pay tuition at the home university. Students must purchase the International Student Identity Card which includes medical insurance and also may some administrative fees to SCSU. All other fees must be paid to the host university.

Personal expenses such as lodging, food, books, laundry, additional travel and passport fees are not included in the program fee and will be paid on-site by the student. An optional health insurance policy is also offered by the German government to all students studying at KU. This is approximately 50€ per month.

All regular grant and aid programs are available to SCSU students on this program. Financial Aid may be applied to your program cost.

Orientation and Calendar

A pre-departure orientation meeting for the program will be conducted the semester preceding the program. In addition there will be orientation meetings upon arrival at Eichstätt.

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