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Creighton in Germany - Business and Economics in Ingolstadt
Ingolstadt, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: Creighton applicants only
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:

Overview


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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 between Nuremberg and Munich. The city is an economic, scientific, and cultural center.  The campus is conveniently situated a few steps from Ingolstadt's historic city center. The 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 the low cost of living and affordable student prices, students find Germany an ideal place to live and learn.  Plus, during winter, many students take advantage of the location to plan a trip to the nearby Alps to ski or snowboard.

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Top 10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Germany
1.  Get a top-notch education at the only Catholic university in the German-speaking world.
2.  You can study in English.
3.  You’ll have a very 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.  There are many scholarships through the German Government: www.daad.org.
5.  Study in the safest corner of a safe country.
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.[Ingolstadt Town]

 

The university can trace its history back over 400 years!  KU became a publicly state-recognized university in 1980, but it uniquely retained its independent status as a Catholic university open to students of all faiths.  Did you know that KU is the only Roman Catholic University situated within the German-speaking world?  KU is approximately the same size as Creighton, uniquely smaller than most European universities.  CU students can take advantage of relatively small class sizes, and an attractive feature is its personal atmosphere: students, professors, and administration officials enjoy a closer relationship than many German universities.

Link to information WIFI: Ingolstadt School of Management

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Costs


Cost of Living

Financial Aid
Participants will pay tuition and fees directly to Creighton University and receive the equivalent at KU. Students will be responsible for all room and board fees (paid abroad), insurance, passport/visa costs, and any traveling expenses. If eligible, institutional aid and federal financial aid are portable. Please check with the CU Financial Aid Office for specific inquiries. Participants are also required to purchase Creighton's insurance for international activity (purchased through GEO).

Housing
The International Office (IO) has relationships with housing organizations.  Participating exchange students coming to KU will be assisted in locating appropriate housing.  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. Fees for accommodations generally average less than housing at Creighton.


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Academics


Courses

Courses instructed in English are available in Business and Economics through the Faculty of Business Administration. 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

Spring (German: Somer/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.  

Fall (German: Winter) Semester Courses - Trimester Program:
Courses work for the Fall 2017 September-December trimester program is below.  This is the program recommended for HCB Creighton students wanting a Fall study abroad experience in Germany.
WFI_curriculum-trimester-144dpi-2.pdf

Syllabi: Modul Catalogue International Fall Term.pdf

 

Academic Calendar for Business Students: Ingolstadt Campus

Business students can choose to participate in an exchange during the Fall, Spring, or Academic Year.  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.

-   "American-friendly" Winter Term 2017 Trimester (Fall Semester):  11 September - 22 December 2017
-   Traditional Winter Term (Fall Semester) 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


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Orientation


On-Site Assistance
The International Office (IO)  in Ingolstadt will assist students during their stay.  The IO offers an attractive leisure program for international students including excursions to famous Bavarian, Austrian and German sites such as Salzburg, Munich, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Berlin (upon request) and more. Some excursions may cost a small fee.

Student organizations assist newly arrived exchange students in their transition to German student life.

On Campus Ingolstadt the ESN (Erasmus Student Network) looks forward to welcoming you, too! 

Information on contacting the Officer for Students with Disabilities can be found here.

Counseling is available in Ingolstadt through the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt. Information can be found here.


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Application


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.

Eligibility
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
The German National Health Insurance for students offers full coverage in all medically necessary treatments. Students are free to choose their own doctor, however, in the first instance, they must see a general practitioner. Approx. monthly cost: € 77.00.  Students will also be required to purchase a $50.00 policy through Creighton that covers medical evacuation and repatriation

Student Union Fee
After arrival. students will need to pay € 44.50 per semester as a student union fee as required by law.

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.


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Contacts


For questions, please e-mail studyabroadadvisor@creighton.edu, 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 http://www.creighton.edu/creightonconnect/
     - Click on “Access Creighton Connect”
     - Log in with your NetID@creighton.edu and Blue Password
     - Under Services, search “Cupich”
     - Click on “Members”, then “Schedule an Appointment”


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 04/01/2018 07/14/2018

** 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.