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Creighton in Germany - Eichstaett
Eichstatt, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic year,
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: American Studies, English, European Studies, German Studies, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology, Theology/Religious Studies 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:



Spend a semester or academic year at Catholic University (Katholische Universität of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt -- KU) in the heart of Bavaria, Germany.  The university can trace its history back over 450 years!  KU is approximately the same size as Creighton and is uniquely smaller than most European universities.  It is the largest private university in all of Germany.  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.

Students will find find the historic, charming city of Eichstätt their home away from home.  It is situated in the middle of Bavaria, 70 miles north of Munich, an area of rolling hills and valleys that has been designated a national park. Lots of hiking and outdoor activities are a short bus or train ride away from the city.  Eichstätt is not a big city, but it still has lots to offer with its beer-gardens, outdoor events, and concerts. Plus, plenty of activities are organized privately by student organizations.  With the low cost of living and affordable student prices, students find Germany an ideal place to live and learn.  During winter, many students take advantage of the location to plan a trip to the nearby Alps to ski or snowboard.  Plus, it is easy to travel throughout Germany and Europe by train, bus, or plane.

The baroque style of the city by architects such as Jakob Engel, Gabriel di Gabrieli, and Maurizio Pedetti have helped give the city a reputation as one of the most beautiful in Bavaria. The central university administration is housed in the former summer residence of the bishops. The newer buildings of the university are situated around the garden of the summer residence and on the bank of the river Altmuhl. 

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Top 10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Germany

1.  Take courses at the only Catholic university in the German-speaking world.
2.  Courses offered in English.
3.  Affordable cost of living.
4.  There are many scholarships through the German Government:
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.


Virtual Campus Tour of Eichstaett

Learn German!  Link to language course information.

Cost of Living

Tourist Information

Videos of Study Abroad Students


Financial Information
  Pay to Creighton Pay to Host University Student Responsibility N/A
Tuition X      
Room   X    
Board       X
Fees X      
Housing Application Fee       X
Visa     Appx. $70  
Flight     X  
Creighton Security Program $100      

If eligible, institutional aid and federal financial aid are portable.  Tuition remission and FACHEX may be portable, however there must be at least $3,000 paid by federal aid or out of pocket.  Please check with the CU Financial Aid Office for specific inquiries. 

Some general Cost of Living examples can be found here.  

The International Office (IO) has relationships with housing organizations.  Participating exchange students coming to KU will be assisted in locating appropriate housing.  You will register for housing as part of the KU online application process. 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. 




Courses instructed in English are available in Sociology, Political Science, European Studies, and Theology. There is an International Sociology BA degree that offers most of the curriculum in English.  In addition, nearly all classes offered in the department of English and American Studies are taught in English. German speakers have access to a comprehensive list of courses. 

The University provides semester-long German-language learning courses through the Sprachenzentrum, as well as a pre-semester German course for incoming students.

List of Courses instructed in English at KU
KU 2016-2017 Handbook BA Sociology Courses in English.docx
-  English-instructed Theology Courses (coming soon)
Sprachenzentrum (Language Center) for German language learning before or during the semester

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Academic Calendar: Eichstatt Campus

CCAS students are best suited for either Academic Year or Spring exchange.  Fall only exchange is not recommended due to the academic calendar.  Course dates (lecture period) for the Faculty of Applied Sciences (Social Work and Religious Pedagogy) may differ slightly from the calendar below.

Fall Semester (called Winter Term) traditionally runs from 1 October through February.
Winter Term Orientation : 25 September  - 14 October 2017
Winter Term 2017-2018: 16 October 2017 - 10 February 2018

Spring Semester (called Summer Term) traditionally runs from late March through mid-July.
Summer Term Orientation: March 2018 (TBA)
Summer Term 2018:  9 April - 14 July 2018

Summer School takes place from mid-July through mid-August and offers special German language courses.
Summer 2017: 17 July - 11 August (Campus Eichstätt)
Link to Summer School


On-Site Assistance
The International Office (IO) in Eichstätt 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.

In Eichstätt, international students are encouraged to join the campus sports center, as well as the choir and orchestra. 
Student organizations assist newly arrived exchange students in their transition to German student life. On Campus Eichstätt, the AK INTERNATIONAL Network looks forward to welcoming you! 

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

KU’s Psychological Counselling Service and the majority of university offices have employees who speak English.



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

How to Apply
Students must first complete the Study Abroad Application and be nominated for student exchange.  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.

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.

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 Eichstätt 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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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:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2019 10/01/2018 ** 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.