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Program Description


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Quick Facts

To receive priority consideration for this program, Spring applications will be reviewed, after June 15th. Academic Year applications will be reviewed, after February 1st.  Applications will continue to be accepted through the posted application deadline, if space allows.
  • The University of Regensburg is a modern Campus-University situated at the southeast edge of the old historic town of Regensburg.
  • It is a research-oriented university founded in 1962 and includes 11 faculties with more than 100 study courses on the Bachelor, Master, and PhD level.
  • About 20,300 students are currently enrolled at UR (as for winter semester 2011/2012) including an international student community of approximately 1,400 students from 90 countries.




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Location Details

Located in east-central Bavaria, Regensburg has a population of 140,000. The attractiveness of the university is enhanced by the appeal of the city itself, with its ever-present traces of more than 2,000 years of history. Since July 2006, Regensburg carries the UNESCO distinction "World Heritage", which recognizes the unique character of the medieval city centre and its magnificent architecture - above all the Old Stone Bridge above the Danube and St. Peter's Cathedral. Appealing to nature lovers and history buffs alike, the city's surroundings are graced by hilly landscapes, serene river valleys, picturesque castles, and the famous Bavarian Forest. Visitors to Regensburg will note that the traditional ambiance of the old town is balanced by a dynamic, modern vibe brought by the University and its diverse population of students.


Visa Information

U.S. citizens will NOT require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.


Academic Program & Courses

Founded in 1964, Universität Regensburg is contained on one campus, an unusual circumstance in Europe. University facilities include a library containing over two million volumes, a computer center, and a physical education center. Its modern facilities are built to accommodate handicapped students as well. Subjects offered at Regensburg include: art history, psychology, educational psychology, history, social sciences, geography, literature, modern languages, archaeology, philosophy, theology, law, medicine, sciences mathematics, microbiology, botany, zoology, physics, chemistry, genetics and anatomy.

All exchange students at Universität Regensburg are required to attend a mandatory pre-program orientation. Students with only basic levels of German language skills can also sign up for an intensive language course for a fee. This course is required for students taking only English-taught courses, as it is the only time in which all formalities are explained in English.

To find the course catalog, please click here.

Universität Regensburg aims to offer a broad range of English taught courses throughout all study programs. To find out more about current course offerings in English, please click here.

During the semester, exchange students may improve their German skills by taking language courses. There is a fee of 12.50 euro per contact hour. More information can be found here.

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.

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Program Housing

All exchange students that apply for a room in one of the student residences are guaranteed a place, provided that we receive their application in time. UR does not have on-campus accommodations; dormitories are located all throughout Regensburg. Exchange students staying in dorms enjoy the privacy of a single room, yet benefit from a closely-knit social unit. Students generally share shower and kitchen facilities and responsibilities for up-keep (cleaning, refuse, etc.). In the kitchen, communal appliances and silverware are usually available. Dorm life may include activities such as a weekly potluck, group outings, and organized activities. University cafeterias also provide regular meals.

Rent can vary between 180 EUR and 300EUR per month depending on the size, location, and amenities. Since January 1, 2013, there is a "Rundfunkbeitrag" broadcast fee that all residents of Germany who have their own room need to pay.

You can read more about accommodation here.


Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Germany, older city sections and more rural towns are less accessible due to centuries-old architecture, which promises cobblestone streets, narrow staircase entry-ways, and small indoor spaces. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services. For example, in Germany, racism and discrimination do occur, but seem to be directed more towards immigrants from Africa or the Middle East.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following fees:

  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • $400 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Carbon Offset Fee*
  • International Travel Service Fee (Including Insurance)*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the International Travel Service Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration and the Carbon Offset Fee will increase annually (in July) by approximately $2.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program



Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2021 09/25/2020
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2022 09/25/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed