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  • Locations: Paderborn, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: KSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: German
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Payable Account Code: 8C96
Program Description:

Paderborn University

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Program Description

Paderborn University is located in the heart of Germany - in a charming city with the youngest population in Germany. The exchange
program offers students endless amounts of memories that can be made not only on campus but at the city's restaurants, museums and natural landmarks. From Paderborn airport or train station, there is easy access to all European cities. The Paderborn city center is very historic, and the university brims with a dynamic, innovative and technologically advanced campus climate. Paderborn University welcomes international students and supports them with peer buddies, a student-run social club, and subsidized housing and public transportation. Students can choose courses from over 105 degree programs, - including a free month-long crash course in German before the semester starts! Paderborn's departments of Economics, English and American Studies, Computer Science, Physics and Electrical Engineering offer lectures in English at the graduate level, but can also be taken by very advanced undergraduates. This university is ideal for German Studies students who want to improve their proficiency in a semester-long or year-long experience.

Please click on the following link to see more details about Paderborn and relevant information for exchange students:

Program Dates

Academic Year (September - July)
Spring Semester (March - July)
Fall Semester (September - February)

Application Fee

A $150 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged at the time of application, to be paid online.
Please note: you will NOT be considered for this program until you have paid this fee.

Eligibility Criteria

KSU student
2.75 GPA
Intermediate German language proficiency (if taking classes in German)

Program Fees

Students will pay a minimum 12 credits of KSU tuition and fees. (Students will be responsible for their own airfare, passport fees, meals, housing, transportation, and any additional charges incurred while on the program.)

The program fee is due by the Payment Deadline of the appropriate semester.


For information regarding scholarship opportunities and applying financial aid towards your education abroad program, please see the Education Abroad website here.

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Students will take the equivalent of up to 15, but no less than 12, KSU credits per semester.


Students may apply to live in one of four residence halls.  As is common in Europe, the residence halls are independent of the university, requiring a separate application process.  While exchange students receive some preference, placement in one of the halls cannot be guaranteed.
Arrangements can also be made for student to rent apartments or do a homestay.

Housing will be paid on-site in Germany, and rent may vary from EUR 1020 to EUR 1638 per semester, plus a EUR 250 deposit, depending on precise residence hall.  Please note: These costs are determined by the housing authority and are subject to change.

Application Deadline

Fall Semester and Academic Year Placements: April 15
Spring Semester Placements: Oct 15

Safety & Security

The U.S Department of State offers excellent travel, health and safety information for specific countries. For up-to-date information on Germany, please visit:

The Center for Disease Control also provides useful information for travelers and a list of vaccinations and/or health concerns for specific countries:

Program Contact

Faculty Contact:
Sabine Smith, Ph.D.
Department of Foreign Languages

Nicole Meanor
Senior Education Abroad Program Coordinator
Phone: 470-578-7629



All application fees are non-refundable, except in the case of:
*Program cancellation by Kennesaw State University
*A wait-listed student who is not added into the program
*A student who has applied to one education abroad program and clearly notifies the Education Abroad Office--in writing and prior to the application deadline--of his/her desire change the application to an alternate KSU program
Refunds for application fees will be issued in the same form of payment originally used for purchase.  Please be sure to retain all account information used for purchase and notify the Education Abroad Office (EAO) in advance if there is a problem with your account.  The EAO will not be responsible for refunds sent to closed accounts.


All program fees are non-refundable. In all cases, the student will only receive recoverable fees, subject to the rules/policies of external service providers.  Any such refund will not include the initial application fee and will not be issued until after the education abroad program is completed.


Payment and refund of tuition will follow the normal processes establish by the Offices of the Registrar and Bursar.  Students wishing to withdraw from any study abroad program or course must submit their request in writing through the Education Abroad Office.  

This program is currently not accepting applications.