CSUCI offeres study in Germany through the CSU International Programs, a state-wide program exclusively for the CSU System. The program is affilated with State of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany, which therefore offers many different options in universities. While many students stay at Universität Tübingen, the main campus, those with a higher level of German may choose to travel elsewhere.

Host Institutions

  • Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
  • Hochschule Furtwangen
  • Universität Heidelberg
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg
  • Universität Mannheim
  • Berufsakademie Mosbach
  • Hochschule Nürtingen
  • Hochschule Reutlingen
  • Hochschule Rottenburg
  • Universität Stuttgart
  • Berufsakademie Stuttgart
  • Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart
  • Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart
  • Hochschule für Musik, Trossingen
  • Universität Tübingen
  • Universität Ulm

Majors Offered

For a list of Majors offered, please visit the CSU International Programs Majors listing at http://calstate.edu/ip/programs/majors.shtml


  • 2.75 GPA
  • 1 semester of college German. (More recommended, and more is required for the Intermediate(2-4 semesters) and Advanced(5+ semesters) programs)
  • Music students are required to submit an audio recording containing two recent recordings of at least two contrasting works. Composition students must submit a completed recent original score. These are due February 1 to OIP and will be evaluated by the Hochschule für Musik to determine admissions eligibility. Students initially recommended by IP must subsequently be accepted by the Hochschule für Musik in Germany. Decisions rely heavily on the audition tape submitted and therefore students are advised to submit a professional quality recording.
  • Completion of all lower division requirements
  • Completion of 60 or more units of courses

For more detailed information on the program in Germany, visit the CSU International Programs website at http://www.calstate.edu/ip/.

Zeppelin University

CSUCI Offers single-semester study at Zeppelin University in Germany. Zeppelin is located on the shores of Lake Constance, which is in the southern part of the country.

Zeppelin University

Programs offered

  • Corporate Management & Economics/ Business/ Economics/ Management
  • Communication & Cultural Management/ Sociology/ Cultural Studies
  • Public Management & Governance/ Political Science

For more information on the exchange program with Zeppelin, contact the Center for International Affairs.