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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange Areas of Study: Business, English, German, Management, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology
Language of Instruction: English, German Housing Options: Independent Housing, Residence Hall
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Internship Available: No
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden Click here for a definition of this term On-Site Language Course Required: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Credits: 15 +, 3, 6 Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 101 - One semester of language instruction (or the equivalent) required
Academic Level: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 5. Graduate
Program Description:

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Katholische Universität Eichstätt


In the heart of Bavaria, in an idyllic village setting, lies the only Catholic university in Germany - the Katholische Universität. Though a young university, KU has been built on centuries of scholarship in philosophy and theology carried out on the same site. As is the practice in European countries, the Catholic University of Eichstätt is part of the state universities in Germany; it is also part of the brotherhood of Catholic universities around the world, including The Catholic University of America.

The nature park Altmühltal, located near Eichstätt, is well-known to sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. The relative seclusion of Eichstätt provides an unparalleled opportunity for learning and practicing German, while at the same time its connectedness makes traveling easy.



Students enroll in an intensive German-language pre-semester course as well as four additional courses for a total of 15 credit hours during the regular semester.

See English-language course listings.
See German-language course listings.

Students can earn 3 or 6 credits and choose between a variety of tracks:
The summer school consists of an intensive German language course in the morning and an academic program (taught in German) in the afternoon. Periodic excursions to important Bavarian sites such as the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, or a cruise on the Danube river to discover the well-known Altmühl natural park are included.

For more details, visit the Eichstätt summer program website.


Students are housed in single (semester) or double (summer) rooms within the university residence halls. Meals are not included in the program fee, though the university cafeteria is low-cost. Students may pay an additional fee for a single room.


Students attending this program may wish to consider applying for one or more of the following scholarships:

Other scholarship options are listed on the Office of Education Abroad's scholarships webpage.

Exchange Scholars

Exchange Scholar programs at The Catholic University of America provide an immersive international experience for a limited number of highly qualified students.  This exclusive opportunity enables students to study at a select group of prestigious universities worldwide.  Exchange partner schools are selected on the basis of mission, academic excellence, dedication to internationalization, and a commitment to research.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 03/01/2019
Rolling Admission 07/21/2019 08/14/2019
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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