Ohio University

Germany: Leipzig- CBMI Exchange Program (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

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Jennifer Hines
Program Director
Department of Chemistry
Tel: 740/517-8482

Kirsten Dabelko
Program Coordinator
Office of Global Opportunities
Tel: 740/597-9039





Through this exchange program, graduate students in Chemistry and Biochemistry and related disciplines will have an opportunity to expand their research skills and expertise working on global research projects with outstanding faculty at the Department of Chemistry and Mineralogy at Leipzig University, Germany.

This exchange is part of the Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Materials Interface Research Scholar Program (CBMI). The exchange focuses on chemistry, biochemistry, informatics and biotechnology of molecular interactions, interfaces and materials.

Leipzig is an exciting and constantly evolving city. Rich in culture and history, Leipzig is a bustling city of 550,000 people, aggressively reclaiming its traditional stature as a trade center between East and West. Founded in 1409, Leipzig University is situated in contemporary and older, beautifully remodeled buildings scattered throughout the center of the city.

Program length: 8 or more weeks during summer (other dates and durations of stay require justification and prior approval).

Application Deadline

Eligibility and selection process

The Leipzig exchange program is open to graduate students in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Graduate students in related disciplines may apply with permission of the Program Director.

Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad. Click here to read the entire conduct policy.

This program does not accept Non-Ohio University Students.

Participants must have a at least a high school diploma or the equivalent (e.g. GED) by the start date of the program to be considered for eligibility.  Students enrolled in College Credit Plus (CC+) are not eligible for study away programs.

Courses and Credits

Exchange participants will conduct research and/or attend graduate classes (delivered in English). Students will receive applicable course credit depending on specific program of study followed in Leipzig.

Living Arrangements.

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.


Please check with program director for costs

Find out about scholarships, using your financial aid and more for this program.

Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.

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 site for information related to safety and security at this destination.

Also refer to International SOS for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership is: 11BCAS000010.

Requesting accommodation for disabilities

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services to schedule an appointment to complete an Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form [Word]. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

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.

Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found here. US citizens will need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also 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. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's Visa Information Page.

Information for Non-US citizens can be found here.