|Participate in an academic exchange in the bustling metropolis of Leipzig! Ohio University's exchange program with the University of Leipzig offers a unique opportunity to experience the changes Germany has undergone after reunification. Abundant in culture and history, Leipzig is a bustling metropolis of 550,000 people, aggressively reclaiming its traditional stature as a trade center between East and West. Founded in 1409, Leipzig Universitat is situated in contemporary buildings scattered throughout the center of the city.|
Winter Semester: October through February
Summer Semester: April through July
Academic Year: October through July
Eligibility and selection process
The Leipzig exchange program is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors who have three years of college-level German or sufficient language proficiency and with an overall GPA of 3.0. Students who have a judicial record and will be on probation for a judicial offense at any point during the program may petition to study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
This program does not accept Non-Ohio University students.
|Courses and credits
Exchange participants will enroll full-time in courses alongside German students. A full curriculum of courses conducted in German language is available to students.
Recommended Pre-Departure Course: INST 1001
All students participating in an OHIO Exchange Program are encouraged to take INST 1001 "Cross-Cultural Preparation for Study Abroad" the semester prior to departure. Read more about INST 1001 here.
Students may select from several university sponsored options: dormitories with single rooms, dorms with German roommates or student houses. Students cook their own food and/or eat in inexpensive university cafeterias and restaurants.
Cost estimate for Academic Year 2015-2016
Cost estimate for Spring Semester 2016
Additional Information on Germany
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination.
Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department website for information related to safety and security at this destination
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
Students participating in an Ohio University exchange program should communicate with their program coordinator in the Office of Global Opportunities on how to request accommodation from the partner institution.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now.
Students on the Leipzig Exchange program who are US citizens are required to apply for a residence permit in order to reside in Germany for over 90 days. Normally, students enter Germany on a tourist visa and apply for their residence permit while in Germany with the support of the University of Leipzig. Students will need to show sufficient funds to support themselves while in-country as part of this process.
Please note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. For more information, please consult the entry and exit requirements for Germany.
For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's Visa Information Page.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.
For more information, contact:
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840