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The University of Erfurt offers UT students an excellent opportunity to take a variety of courses alongside local students in beautiful and historic Thuringia, in the heart of Germany. There are many student-centric activities and the region is known for its outdoor recreational attractions.

Students take regular university courses with local students. The majority of Erfurt's curriculum is taught in German; however, there is a large selection of English-taught courses in various academic fields. The university is well known for its International Relations program.

Participants earn regular UT in-residence credit.


Area(s) of Study

  • American Studies
  • English
  • Law
  • Physical Education
  • Art Education
  • European Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Communication
  • German
  • Linguistics
  • Religious Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Government
  • Management
  • Slavic And Eurasian Languages
  • Comparative Literature
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Social Science
  • Curriculum And Instruction
  • International Business
  • Music
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Philosophy
  • Women's And Gender Studies
  • Educational Psychology
  • Journalism

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Academic Information

Students will take 15 hours per semester. Erfurt offers many courses and orientation for exchange students, plus German language during the semester. German tutoring available. Academic culture is very independent. The majority of a grade is usually dependent on one final exam, paper, or presentation.


Students can take courses in German if they are at high-intermediate (B2) level of German. There are a small number of courses taught in English, and other language courses (Deutsch als Fremdsprache) available through Zusaetzliche Sprachstudium (ZS).

Language(s) of Instruction

German and English


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students generally live in dormitory-style housing on or near campus.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

*Fall dates approximate.* Students pay a one-time $75 application fee and regular UT tuition. Students are responsible for airfare, passport/ housing, local transportation and general costs of living. Scholarships available from DAAD - DUE JAN. 31! (see link below under Additional Resources.)


This program may require participation for an entire academic year.

- Spring
  • Program: April 10, 2024 to July 14, 2024
  • Instructional: April 10, 2024 to July 14, 2024
  • Final Deadline: October 28, 2022
- Fall
  • Program: October 9, 2023 to February 29, 2024
  • Instructional: October 9, 2023 to February 29, 2024
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2023

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Sarah Survance

Additional Resources

Program Website
Visa 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:

Program information above is subject to change