Find your ideal setting for an immersive experience in German language and culture in the German town of Bayreuth. UBT provides a wide range of disciplines and a comprehensive Institute of Germanic Languages and Literatures. Due to the German academic calendar, participation in this exchange is for spring semesters only.
All College undergraduates are eligible to apply, but priority will be given to students seeking a credential in the Department of Germanic Studies.
University: University of Bayreuth (UBT)
Student body: 13,500 students
- University of Bayreuth
- Exchange website
IU students must take 15 credits (30 ECTS at UBT)
Detailed instructions on how to browse for courses can be found here.
The final course catalogue will be available around the beginning of February. Previous semesters can be used as a reference
Language of instruction:
German and English
Students should have at least a B2 (high intermediate) on the CEFRL. A student who has successfully completed one 300-level class is likely to be at a B1 or B2 level.
IU exchange students will take a two-week intensive German language course in Bayreuth before the beginning of classes.
Grades + Transcripts:
UBT uses a 1-6 grading level (1.0 to 1.5 is excellent). UBT will provide a transcript and at the student’s request, IU departments will review courses to determine how they will apply to your degree. Please note that IU does not accept Pass/Fail.
Spring semester: April – July
Students should plan to arrive in Germany in early April for the German language course and orientation.
There is not set a week for examination, as this depends on the courses you take. Most exams take place in the three weeks after the end of the lecture period and thus should be finished by mid-August.
This exchange program is available for spring semesters only. Students will not be able to study at UBT in the fall.