Students should work with their O’Neill academic advisor to determine which semester will fit best for them to study at Augsburg. Below are the general timeframes of Augsburg’s academic calendar. Please use these time frames to help in planning your semester abroad. This exchange is only offered in spring semester due to the offset academic calendar at Augsburg:
Spring Semester (University of Augsburg’s “Summer Term”): Early April - Mid August
Semester exchange courses at the University of Augsburg will explore management in an international context. Course topics range from innovation, global management, corporate governance, economics, marketing, environmental economics, to health economics and business ethics. 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. You will be in class with local German students as well as other international exchange students.
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:
Courses pre-approved to count in O’Neill majors
Other Course Offerings
You should prepare to take the equivalent of 15 IU credits during your semester at Augsburg Two European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits are equal to one IU credit, requiring you to enroll in a minimum of 30 ECTS credits throughout the semester.
You must take 30 ECTS (15 IU credits) during your semester at Augsburg.
If you drop below the required 30 ECTS enrollment while abroad, you will be awarded F grades for the missing credits (ex: if you register for 24 ECTS (12 IU credits), you will be give an F grade for the missing 3 IU credits) as per IU policy. Please maintain required enrollment!
You are encouraged to use January - March for an internship. Internships are available for participating students and several positions are paid.
See available internships.
While studying at the University of Augsburg, students can choose between university and private housing options that are both on and off-campus.
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.
For students arriving for internships before the start of the semester, there are furnished apartments available in Augsburg with a short-term lease.
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.
Semester tuition will cost the same as if you were studying at IU – you will register and pay for 15 credits at your normal IU tuition rate (in-state or out-of-state) through your bursar account. No tuition will be paid to the University of Augsburg.
In addition to tuition, you will be responsible for covering your own overseas expenses including airfare, food, and housing. The University of Augsburg estimates that students will spend 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 greatly subsidized food prices throughout the entire campus.
Estimated breakdown of expected costs
Merit-based and need-based scholarships are available for students participating in O'Neill exchange programs.
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.