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.)
- 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
Partner university's areas of study
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
Who can go?
- Exchange students can take course work in Humanities and Social Sciences
- 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)
Course equivalency formula
- ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
Passing grade3,7 / 4,0 = sufficient or E in ECTS scale
- See Konstanz' Grading System
Credit transfer process
* 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
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
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Types of accommodation available
- Available housing space is limited, highly demanded and prices are not always moderate
- It is recommended to provide enough time for checking all options