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UT students have two (2) choices for study abroad in Freiburg, Germany

(1) UT Exchange at Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat/University of Freiburg

(2) IES Freiburg Affiliated Studies Program

Exchange participants take courses at the University of Freiburg with students from the host country. IES Freiburg participants have the option of studying at two (2) different locations: the Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat and/or the IES Abroad Freiburg Center.

For specific program details, please see each program's Academic Information.


Area(s) of Study

  • American Studies
  • Curriculum And Instruction
  • German
  • Latin American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • German, Scandinavian, And Dutc
  • Linguistics
  • Art History
  • English
  • Government
  • Philosophy
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • History
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Bridging Disciplines
  • European Studies
  • Humanities
  • Sociology
  • Communication
  • Geography
  • International Business
  • Theatre And Dance
  • Comparative Literature
  • Geological Sciences
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Urban Studies
  • Cultural Studies

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Academic Information

The University of Freiburg offers an excellent opportunity to take classes alongside local students. Participants take 12-15 hours per semester. All grades earned are counted into the official UT GPA.


Teaching period ends in January (Wintersem.) or July (Sommersem.); most students can arrange to leave after that time. Students can take courses in German if they are at high-intermediate (B2) level of German. Otherwise, they can take courses taught in English offered through Uni-Freiburg or the SprachLehrInstitut (SLI).

Language(s) of Instruction

German and English


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students generally live in residence hall-style housing, but may also find independent housing in the community.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Students pay a one-time $75 application fee and regular UT tuition for semester abroad. Students are responsible for airfare, passport/Visa, food, local transportation, and general costs of living. Scholarships available from Uni-Freiburg and DAAD (see below).


This program may require participation for an entire academic year.

- Spring
  • Program: April 3, 2024 to July 22, 2024
  • Instructional: April 17, 2024 to July 22, 2024
  • Final Deadline: October 28, 2022
- Fall
  • Program: October 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025
  • Instructional: October 2, 2024 to March 30, 2025
  • Final Deadline: April 1, 2024

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Alex Schnurpel

Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Exchange Partner Information

Next Step

1) View advising videos Explore: Education Abroad 101 and Explore regional. Attend a live Q&A with questions. 2) View Ready to Apply video. 3) Self-authorize your application via the Get Started link below and apply! Videos and Q&A events found here: Advisor: Daniel Ach

Program information above is subject to change