• Junior, Senior
• 2.75 cumulative GPA
• A minimum of four semesters of university-level German is required for participation in the general program. If your level of German is proficient, you may enroll in university courses, in addition to German language or interdisciplinary classes.
• 3.0 cumulative GPA in all German language courses
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Arts, humanities, law, sciences, and social sciences

Classroom Language



Residence Hall

Program Duration

Spring: Early March - Late July

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2018-19  10/19/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
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Germany, Bonn
University of Bonn

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Become immersed in the culture and traditions of Germany while studying in Bonn! Designed for independent students with previous German language study, this program allows you to directly enroll in courses at the University of Bonn, one of Germany's leading institutions of higher education.

The Bonn study abroad program is designed to further your education within a flexible program structure that caters to different needs and interests.  You'll increase your intercultural competence through integration into the German education system and through firsthand experience with daily life.  Your German speaking skills will improve through German language instruction with native speakers and integration into a German-speaking environment.  The program offers total language immersion, specially designed courses on German culture and civilization, regular university courses, and an extensive cultural program.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Strengthen language skills
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles
  • Observe German perspectives on academic disciplines.