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  • Locations: Freiburg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider: CSU International Programs Program Type: Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing Eligibility: Junior 60+, Sophomore 30+ Minimum GPA: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Field(s) of Study: German Financial Aid: California Aid, Federal Aid, Grants (if applicable), Loans, Scholarships
Language of Instruction: English, German
Program Description:

Germany: Freiburg University of Education

For detailed information regarding deadlines and how to apply, go the the CSU International Programs website.

Program Highlights

City: A vibrant, university city situated in Germany's Black Forest, Freiburg is known for its extremely high quality of life, where many visitors end up wanting to stay. Freiburg is rich in history and offers an array of nightlife and cultural attractions for its young population. 

University: Founded in 1457, the University of Freiburg is the fifth oldest university in Germany and one of the top ten universities in Freiburg located directly in the heart of Freiburg. Graduates and faculty members include a number of Nobel laureates, and many are at the top of their field.

Academics: Earn Major, Minor, and General Education credit.

Tuition: Same tuition cost as home CSU campus.

Language of Instruction: English, German

About the University of Education Freiburg

Research, teaching and promotion of young scientists 

Research, teaching and the promotion of young researchers are closely intertwined at the Freiburg University of Education, because teaching and learning are both the core of university teaching and the primary research interest. The university offers broad support for academic qualification and professional positioning, which is designed and organized cooperatively by thematically specialized institutions. The university also wants to be a point of contact and a source of inspiration for exchange and ideas on the cross-cutting topic of inclusion. The university sees its mission in offering education for all ages. Family justice and a wide range of corporate health management measures guarantee the compatibility of work and family and ensure good working conditions and a high quality of life at the workplace. 

CSU IP's programs in Germany are administered by full-time local CSU staff. The program begins with an intensive six-week Intensive Language Program (ILP) in Horb, a small town near Tübingen. The ILP is a German language and culture course focusing on grammar, composition, and conversation, as well as an introduction to German culture. Students then move to Freiburg to continue their studies and enroll in one German course in addition to other coursework.