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  • Locations: Ingolstadt, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Restrictions: Creighton applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsorship: Creighton Sponsored Program Program Type: Exchange
Areas of Study: Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship, German Studies, Graduate Business, International Business, International Studies, Management, Marketing Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75
Language of Instruction: English, German Housing Options: Apartment (Shared), Apartment (Single), University/Student Housing
Open to Non-Creighton Students?: No
Program Description:

Katholische Universitätof Eichstätt-Ingolstadt - KU
Spend a semester or academic year at Catholic University (Katholische Universitätof Eichstätt-Ingolstadt -- KU) in the heart of Bavaria, Germany.  The Ingolstadt School of Management is the academic home for Creighton's business students.  Ingolstadt is situated in the heart of Bavaria conveniently between Nuremberg and Munich. The city is an economic, scientific, and cultural center.  The university's cafeteria, residence halls, soccer fields, and swimming pools can be reached within a few minutes of each other by foot. The inner city offers many cafes, restaurants, and the famous Bavarian beer gardens to enjoy in your leisure time.  With a low cost of living and affordable student prices, Creighton students find Germany an ideal place to live and learn. 

Academic Calendar for Business Students: Ingolstadt Campus
Please note that some semester dates differ significantly from those at Creighton.  The "American Friendly" is an attractive option for students looking to study abroad during the Fall only.

-   Traditional Winter Term (Fall Semester) 2018 Semester Option: 16 October 2017 - 10 February 2018
-   Summer Term (Spring Semester) 2018 (including pre-semester German Course) for Campus Eichstaett: March (TBD) - 14 July 2018
-   KU Summer School 2018:  dates TBA

What Creighton Students Say
"One of my favorite parts was the amount of contact with local (Germans)!"
"I love having classes with many German students as well as many other European students.  I made great friends."
"My favorite thing about Ingolstadt is that you may not have plans but there is something always going on.  You just have to find it."
"Ingolstadt is a great city with awesome people and great nightlife."
"The international office puts on a lot of program for us to travel around Bavaria which is awesome."
"Ingolstadt has been such a great place to call home for a variety of reasons."
"Before coming to Germany you don't have to be a master of German, but learn food, numbers, and how to say I speak English."
"The Mensa hall for the school provides really cheap lunches which is nice, but students are on their own for breakfast and dinner."
"The food in Germany is generally really delicious, but my personal favorite is Schnitzel and Currywurst."

Top 10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Germany
1.  Attend the only Catholic university in the German-speaking world.
2.  Take coursework in English.
3.  Affordable cost of living:  compared to other EU countries, the cost of living in Germany is very reasonable.  Plus, students receive reduced rates everywhere from dining halls to theaters.
4.  Scholarships offered through the German Government:
5.  Campus is located in a very safe area.
6.  Experience diversity in the heart of Europe.
7.  Learn and be exposed to a language that can open many doors.
8.  With the largest economy in Europe, consider adding an internship or practicum to your study experience.
9.  Be connected:  by train, bus, or plane – you easily can travel all over the beautiful country and across Europe.
10. You won’t be alone: 12% of students at German universities come from abroad

WFI: Ingolstadt School of Management
Courses Abroad
Courses instructed in English are available in Business and Economics through the Faculty of Business Administration. Do you speak German? German-speakers can also select from offered German coursework, but proof of German proficiency is required prior to registering for German-instructed courses. Course information is posted online.  If the specific schedule for your semester of choice is not yet available, be sure to check out the courses taught in English regularly. 

From Fall 2018 onward, courses taken while studying abroad will transfer back to Creighton University with a letter grade.  These grades will be factored into your Creighton GPA.  Grade equivalency charts will be published on the study abroad website in early 2018 to help you understand how the grade abroad will reflect on your Creighton transcript.  This change is in contrast to the former "Pass/Fail" grade policy.

Spring (German: Sommer/Summer) Semester Courses
Lists of regularly taught courses in English are available here. Please click on the link for courses taught in English regularly.  The Summer Term correlates to Creighton's Spring Semester.  Additional courses will be offered in English, but this is a list of regularly offered courses. You may also use the list of Courses Taught in English Summer Term 2018.

Fall (German: Winter) Semester Courses - Trimester Program:
Courses work for the Fall 2018 September-December trimester program.  This is the program recommended for HCB Creighton students wanting a Fall study abroad experience in Germany. 

Syllabi can be reviewed here.
Housing in Germany
The International Office (IO) has relationships with housing organizations.  Participating exchange students coming to KU will be assisted in locating appropriate housing, and students need to register for housing through the KU application portal.  Students will also need to provide a housing search deposit which can be returned to you  following the completion of your housing contract.  Students are housed in single student residences or in shared apartments (with your own bedroom).  The accommodations are modern, clean, equipped with kitchens, and conveniently located near the university.

How to Apply
Students must first complete the Study Abroad Application and be nominated for student exchange.  Like all other study abroad programs, approved students will then be invited to complete KU's online application. It is important that instructions and deadlines are strictly adhered to.

-   Register your exchange student application.
-   Receive an e-mail with login credentials to the complete application system, "Mobility-Online."
-   Log in to Mobility-Online to complete your details.
-   Download, save, and carefully read your Welcome Package.
-   Upload your application documents (in chronological order).
-   Complete before the announced deadline.

Students must meet all Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements as outlined in Creighton's Study Abroad. Policies & Procedures, hold a 2.75 GPA, complete an application process, and be accepted by the university.

Insurance Requirement
Upon arrival, you will receive assistance in purchasing German National Health Insurance for the duration of your stay in Germany (including any language courses occurring before the start of the official semester).  The German National Health Insurance offers full coverage for all medically necessary treatments. Students are free to choose their own doctor, however, for the first time they must visit a general practitioner. The approximate monthly cost: € 65.00.

Visa Considerations
US residents may apply for a visa after entering Germany and securing accommodation.   The fee for the visa is approximately 100 Euro.  The Foreigners Registration offices in Ingolstadt requires an official guarantee that students have enough financial means to support their stay in Germany. You will learn more about this procedure from the International Office after your application.  In the meantime, information can be found here.
  Pay to Creighton Pay to University Student Responsibility Not Applicable
Tuition X      
Room   X    
Board       X
Fees X      
Housing Deposit   X    
Visa     Approx. $70  
Flight     X  
Local Insurance     X  
Creighton Traveler Security Program $100      

A breakdown of all costs abroad - including telephone, copy cards, etc. - is available from the GEO.  Curious about cost of living?  Check here for details.

Upon arrival, you will receive assistance in purchasing German National Health Insurance for the duration of your stay in Germany (including any language courses occurring before the start of the official semester).  The German National Health Insurance offers full coverage for all medically necessary treatments. Students are free to choose their own doctor, however, for the first time they must visit a general practitioner. The approximate monthly cost: € 65.00.

Student Union Fee 
After arrival, students will need to pay € 44.50 per semester as a student union fee as required by law.  This fee is not collected by Creighton.

Financial Aid
If eligible, institutional aid and federal financial aid are portable. Please consult with the Creighton Financial Aid Office for questions on your specific program and situation.

In Effect for All Fall 2018 Participants and Beyond
Students may only participate in study abroad programs that are pre-approved by the Global Engagement Office (GEO) as part of an employee benefit remission program. Such participants must pay the difference between their employee benefit remission program and the special cost to Creighton University for the study abroad program. Regular registration and fees in addition to the tuition remission fee and any additional fees for special Creighton University programs (i.e. Global Scholars) are applicable during each study abroad semester. Short travel courses are not covered under the employee benefit remission program. This program is pre-approved for FACHEX students.
For questions, please e-mail, or call the Global Engagement Office at 402-280-2221.
To make a student appointment, please call the Global Engagement Office, or schedule online through Creighton Connect:
     - Go to
     - Click on “Access Creighton Connect”
     - Log in with your and Blue Password
     - Under Services, search “Cupich”
     - Click on “Members”, then “Schedule an Appointment”

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 04/01/2019 07/27/2019
NOTE: Dates are tentative; do not book travel arrangements until semester dates are finalized by the International Office.

** 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.