The O’Neill graduate exchange in Augsburg is offered during the spring semester due to the offset German academic calendar. You should work with your concentration advisor to determine which spring semester will work best with your degree progression. Dual students who will complete 5 semesters of study at O’Neill may be able to study at Augsburg in the fall.
Spring Semester (University of Augsburg’s Summer Semester): Early April - Mid August
As a master’s student in this program, you’ll be able to delve into the world of global theories, while exploring several different international viewpoints for an entire semester. You’ll have the opportunity to take classes with German students and fully immerse yourself in the Bavarian culture, all while studying in Augsburg, one of Germany’s oldest cities.
You should prepare to take a minimum of four classes, equating to 12 IU credits during your semester at the University of Augsburg. Two European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits are equal to one IU credit, requiring students to enroll in a minimum of 24 ECTS credits throughout the semester. Numerous courses will be offered each semester in English in a variety of topics. Classes are primarily lecture based, however, some shorter, intensive seminars are also offered in English each semester. Topics range from innovation, international management, corporate governance, economics, marketing, environmental economics, to health economics and business ethics.
You can view course offerings from a prior semester as an example of coursework available at the University of Augsburg. Although course offerings are similar from year to year, all courses are subject to change. Please work with your concentration advisor to determine which courses fit best with your academic plan.
You are encouraged to use January - March for an internship. Internships are available for participating students and several positions are paid.
See available internships.
You may apply if you:
- are a current MPA, MPA-MSES, MIA, or MPA-MAAA student at O’Neill
- have at least a 3.0 GPA; 3.2 GPA preferred
- will have completed two semesters of graduate coursework prior to departure
Most students will study at Augsburg spring semester of their 2nd year.
While studying at the University of Augsburg, you can choose between university and private housing options.
If you choose to utilize university housing options, a single apartment or individual room can be leased based on your preference. All of the rooms are fully furnished and internet access is available for an additional monthly fee. Apartments come with a personal bathroom and a kitchenette. You will have access to washers and dryers which are located in each housing complex, as well several cafeterias and cafes available on campus.
A student ID card will be issued to you upon arrival in Germany, giving you access to Augsburg’s public transportation, the university library, and dining services.
For students arriving for internships before the start of the semester, there are furnished apartments available in Augsburg with a short-term lease.
You will pay your normal tuition rate at Indiana University through your bursar account (no tuition will be paid to University of Augsburg). You will be responsible for covering your own overseas expenses including airfare, food, and housing. The University of Augsburg estimates roughly $700 monthly to cover food, housing, fun, study materials, and incidentals. This amount also includes the administrative fee that provides you with free public transit in Augsburg and subsidized food prices throughout the entire campus.
For an estimated breakdown of expected costs click here.
Merit-based and need-based scholarships are available for students participating in O'Neill exchanges.
O'Neill scholarship application deadlines are the same as the program application deadlines. For spring semester exchanges, the deadline is September 1. For fall semester exchanges, the deadline is February 1.
Information regarding scholarship eligibility, applying, and additional funding available, can be found on the Understanding Your Overseas Financial Aid Options page.