Overview

Universität Konstanz

City: Konstanz
Language of instruction: English, German
  • Founded in 1966
  • The main campus in Constance was opened in 1972
  • The University is divided into 3 faculties: Natural Sciences; Law, Economics and Politics; and Humanities
  • These faculties contain 13 Departments
  • Offers 3 year bachelor degrees, Master Degrees, Doctoral Degrees, Magister Degrees, and Diplomas
  • Scholars at the University of Konstanz have been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis 5 times (a 1.55 Million € prize, this is the most lucrative award in Germany in support of academic research)
  • The most recent rankings of the Humboldt-Stiftung and German Research Foundation (DFG) show that the University is one of the most international university in the country
  • Studying at the University of Konstanz means cross-border living and learning at one of Germany's top recreational destinations situated at the international triangle of Germany, Switzerland and Austria

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsLand and Food Systems

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Students must have at least an B1 level to study in German (To determine your level, please self-assess with: European Language Portfolio Global Scale)
  • A growing number of courses are taught in English
  • Although Bachelor degree programmes are usually taught in German, most programmes include courses taught in English in their course catalogue
  • On the Master level, the University of Konstanz offers programmes taught in German or programmes taught entirely in English

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • Exchange students can take course work in Humanities and Social Sciences

Term dates

  • 1st Study Period (Winter Semester): Beginning of October to end of March (classes end in February) 
  • 2nd Study Period (Summer Semester): Beginning of April to end of September (classes end in July)

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Passing grade

3,7 / 4,0 = sufficient or E in ECTS scale

Grading scheme

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate researchUndergrad research

Course information and restrictions

  • Most universities in Germany provide a “Schein," which you will receive for each course completed - make sure to keep it for your records and provide a copy to Go Global upon return from exchange

Full course load information

  • 30 ECTS per semester

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Czech Start
Partner course code: SLI 1840
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2019-01-17
UBC course: FREN 2nd
Title: French Advanced Level B2/2
Partner course code: SLI 13055-2016
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2016-08-09
UBC course: GERM 2nd
Title: Handling Germany: Catch on to What German's Say, Mean and Think
Partner course code: KEY 13140-20141
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-10
UBC course: GERM 3rd
Title: Übungen zu Vortrag und Diskussion (B 2)
Partner course code: SLI 11995-2016
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2016-08-09
UBC course: GERM 3rd
Title: Grammar (B2/2)
Partner course code: SLI 13430-2016
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2016-08-09
UBC course: GERM 3rd
Title: German through Films (B2)
Partner course code: SLI 13610-2016
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2016-08-05
UBC course: GERM 3rd
Title: Communicative Grammar (B 2/1)
Partner course code: SLI 13645-2015
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2016-02-18
UBC course: GERM 3rd
Title: Oral Skills and Listening Comprehension (B 2/1). Area Studies: The Lake Constance Region
Partner course code: SLI 15590-2015
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2016-02-18
UBC course: GERM 3rd
Title: Germany's Population: demography and socio-cultural structures of Germany in recent years
Partner course code: INT 16280-2016
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-09
UBC course: GERM 4th
Title: Cultural Studies: Listening to, Comprehending and Analysing Current Texts (Television News) C1
Partner course code: SLI 13650
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2018-10-10
UBC course: GERM 4th
Title: Sounds of Germany: Exploring Germany's national identity and recent history through popular songs
Partner course code: INT 16270
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-12
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: History and Development of the European Union
Partner course code: INT 10240
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-25
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Reading of the Res Gestae: Augustus and his Principate
Partner course code: HIS 32570
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-29
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Comparative Nationalism
Partner course code: HIS 32980
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-29
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Generations and youth in the 19th and 20th century: New historiographical approaches and case studie
Partner course code: HIS 33220
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-29
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Negotiating conflict: Decision making in the multireligious societies of the medieval Mediterranean
Partner course code: HIS 33330
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-29
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Toward an entangled history of the late Ottoman Empire
Partner course code: HIS 33510
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-29
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Violence in Peaceful Times: Europe from 1956 to Present
Partner course code: HIS 33550
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-29
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Pope Martin I and the Rise of Islam. Mediterranean Networks in the 7th Century
Partner course code: HIS 32540
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-29
UBC course: LING 327
Title: Semantics I
Partner course code: LIN 10300
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-27
UBC course: LING 405
Title: Morphology I
Partner course code: LIN 20323-2015
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-15
UBC course: POLI 220
Title: Introduction to Comparative Politics
Partner course code: POLI
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: Selected Topics in European Union and EU-Turkey Relations
Partner course code: INT 10270
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: Introduction to Populism Studies
Partner course code: POL 21890
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Decision-Making in the European Union
Partner course code: POL 12050
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Immigrant Integration in Multi-Level States
Partner course code: POL 21850
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Legislative Behaviour in European Democracies
Partner course code: POL 21940
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Seminar : Psychological Aspects of Consumer Behaviour
Partner course code: PSY 13880
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-17
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Seminar: Gender and Welfare State
Partner course code: SOZ 21790
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-04

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Jazz and American Literature
Partner course code: LIT 3921020142
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-08
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: The American Gothic
Partner course code: LIT 4009020142
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-08
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: 19th Century North-American Women's Short Fiction
Partner course code: LIT 4042020151
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-08
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Alice Munro: Nobel Prize-Winning Master of the Short Story(HS6)
Partner course code: LIT 4046020151
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-08
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Margaret Atwood's Short Fiction(HS6)
Partner course code: LIT 4189020151
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-08
UBC course: GERM 110
Title: Basic Level German (A2/1)
Partner course code: SLI 1404020151
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2015-09-09
UBC course: GERM 1st
Title: Basic Level German (A1/2)
Partner course code: SLI 1362020142
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2015-09-09
UBC course: GERM 1st
Title: German-intensive Course A1/1
Partner course code: SLI 17790
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2015-09-09
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Decision-Making in the European Union
Partner course code: POL 1205020151
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-08
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Extreme Right Parties in Western Europe
Partner course code: POL 1716020142
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-08
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • For summer students, tuition and other fees, aside from the application fee, are paid directly to the partner
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

  • Students considering this university are encouraged to apply for the generous DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship -  application is due by January 31, before you will have received confirmation of your exchange, therefore you will require a letter from Go Global to apply
  • Konstanz / DAAD-Award for outstanding international students:
    • Masters level: 600 Euro/month for study during the 2nd Study Period
    • 800 Euro/month for research abroad during the 2nd Study Period (time frame flexible, minimum 3 months and maximum 5 months)
    • Undergraduate level: 400 Euro/month for study during the 2nd Study Period

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • Available housing space is limited, highly demanded and prices are not always moderate
  • It is recommended to provide enough time for checking all options

Information on Accommodation

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