University of Oregon

IE3: Baden-Württemberg Exchange Program

Program Overview

This program offers you the opportunity to improve your German proficiency and expand your academic horizons through courses at any one of fifteen partner universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg. You may participate for a semester or the academic year.

Students with only one year of college-level German can also apply to this program. These students will study intensive German the first semester in Tübingen, then stay in Tübingen or transfer to another Baden-Württemberg university the second semester.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: IE3: Baden-Württemberg Exchange Program

Please note: Exact program dates can vary by specific university.

Academic Details

Upon arrival in Germany, you will participate in a four-week orientation in Tübingen, an intensive linguistic and cultural course. After this on-site orientation, you will move to your chosen university where you will take German for Foreigners ("DAF") classes or, if you are sufficiently fluent in German, take regular courses at the university in subject areas of interest to you. Several universities also offer classes taught in English in various disciplines such as, Anthropology, Architecture, Biology, Business, Journalism, Computer Science, Law/Pre-Law, Planning, Public Policy, and Management, and Global Health.

For high-achieving undergraduate students who will be in junior or senior standing while abroad, the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), offers scholarships for semester-long study in Germany. For more details and to apply, please visit:

Application Process

Early application is advised. Selection for the program is based on a review of the student's written application, transcripts, recommendations and completion of the interview process.

IMPORTANT: Applications for IE3 programs involve two parts. Both parts of the application are due by the application deadline.

1. Completion of the GEO online application.

2. Completion of the IE3 online application, which includes the following:

  • Essays
  • Two Recommendations
  • Official Transcripts

Please note that students cannot begin the interview process until both applications are complete.

Application fees are due at the time the applications are submitted and are non-refundable under any circumstances.

In addition to the process described above and below, graduate student applicants must also complete the Graduate Enrollment in GEO Study Abroad Programs form. This form requires that you obtain pre-authorization for your program from your adviser, department head and the Graduate School.

Student Life

This is a student exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at one of the University of Oregon’s partner universities.  Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and do not necessarily include significant on-site student support services, such as academic advising, health & counselling services, planned excursions or social events.  Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

Additional Requirements

  • *Students with only one year of college-level German can also apply to this program. They will study intensive German the first semester in Tübingen, then study in any of the Baden-Württemberg universities the second term.
  • Two years of college-level German language (or the equivalent) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher*

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20172/15/2017TBDTBD
Academic Year2012-182/15/2017TBDTBD
Fall Winter Semester2017-182/15/2017TBDTBD
Spring Quarter201712/1/2016Coming soon

Additional Date Information

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult IE3.

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.