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  • Locations: Kassel, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/10/2018 10/20/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Biological Sciences, Business Technology Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering (general), English, Environmental Engineering & Sustainability, Environmental Science, Financial Economics, German, Global Studies, Information Systems, International Economics, Linguistics, Mathematics, Modern Languages & Linguistics, Physics Program Type: UMBC Exchange
Housing Options: Apartment GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English, German Estimated Cost of Attendance: $10,001-$12,000, Any
Program Description:
Kassel University

About the University:
Founded in 1971, the University of Kassel is the newest university in the state of Hessen. Current enrollment is approximately 23,000 students. The school itself is known to have one of the most attractive campuses in all of Germany as many of the buildings of Kassel are in fact castles. Teaching styles at the university are characterized by close contact between students and teachers as well as practical applications of classroom material. Other attractive features of the University include its abundance of student hostels and cafeterias.

About the City of Kassel : 
Kassel is located in the heart of Germany and Europe. It is the capital of the German Fairy Tale Route and the home of the world's most famous contemporary art exhibit. The city is a blend of cultural activities and and outdoor lifestyle. Kassel offers a variety of leisure activities and museums as well as the renowned Wilhelmshöhe Mountain Park, recently named an UNESCO world heritage site. 
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Language Courses for Exchange Students Information:

Pre-session German course is available for students interested in taking additional German Langauge. 
The course offers participants the opportunity to prepare themselves for the upcoming semester at the University of Kassel, to find out about student life in Germany and to get to know interesting people. The course comprises 40 lessons, each 45 minutes long. The course focuses mainly on the improvement of general communication skills. The course offers intensive training in listening, reading, speaking and writing. Particular attention is given to the language skills that are needed in everyday life. Practice in areas of language relevant to university studies also forms part of the course. Other courses available are ideal for Economic, Mathematic, Computer Science and Engineering Majors. 

Program Requirements:
  • Spring Semester or Academic Year only 
  • GPA Requirement: 3.0 
Through this exchange all students will be placed in on-campus housing. 

How To Apply:
There are several steps you must complete before you can apply to a Study Abroad program. After you have completed all the first steps you can apply to this program by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. Please note that you must complete both UMBC's Study Abroad Office Application and all supplemental material submissions before the application deadline.  Please note there are limited spots available for each UMBC exchange.
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Getting Started
Study Abroad 101
Scheduling an appointment
Receiving Academic Credit while Abroad 
Financial Aid Transfer 
Health & Safety 
Parents & Family 

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