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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Dresden, Germany; Frankfurt, Germany; Freiburg, Germany; Munich, Germany
  • Program Terms: Autumn Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Two Qtrs (A/W), Two Qtrs (S/A), Two Qtrs (W/Sp), Winter Quarter, Year (A/W/Sp)
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  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:

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 Location  Multiple locations in Germany including Berlin, Bremen, Dresden, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Hamburg, Munich, and more!
 Autumn Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter
 Credits  12 - 18 credits per quarter; students must enroll in a minimum of 8 weeks (120 hours) per quarter to ensure full-time student status
 Eligibility  2.75 GPA preferred
 Language  None
 Advisers  Mike Renes |
 Application    Deadline  March 15 (A), September 15 (W), December 15 (Sp), March 15 (S)
  General This program is geared to students who would like to either begin to learn German, or advance existing skills in the German language. Courses will be taken at a language school alongside other foreign students.
 Where You Will Study
 Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
 Application Process
 Program Evaluations
  Visas This country is part of the Schengen area. Please click here to learn more about important rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area.


Where You Will Study

With 19 institute locations in Germany and 147 worldwide, the Goethe Institut is one of the most widely recognized and respected German language schools in the world. Founded in 1951, the Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is "to promote German language abroad and to foster cultural relations." In addition to its language and culture courses, the Goethe Institut organizes cultural activities, trips and social events for its students.


The Goethe Institut caters to beginning, intermediate and advanced students of German. No previous knowledge of the language is required to enroll. At the time of application, students submit a brief written test (available on the institutes' websites) to determine their proficiencies in German. This test serves as a general guide for course placement; however, final placement decisions are made on site following an oral interview.

The Goethe Institut offers intimate and interactive learning environments. Classes are small (10-15 students) with instructional emphases placed on comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, conversation and grammar. A variety of teaching tools are employed to cater to various learning styles. Students generally enroll for one or more 8-week sessions at Goethe. A minimum of 8 weeks is required for full-time status and FSTDY Registration at the UW. In general, students earn 12 credits of German per 8-week session.


For an additional fee, the Goethe Institut offers accommodations: shared apartments, guesthouses or student residences (availability of options is dependent on location and term(s)). Additional information about housing is available on the accommodation page of the Goethe Institut web site.


Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

In most cases, if you are attending an affiliated program you will be billed by, and pay all fees directly to, the program provider or institution operating the program. The UW Study Abroad Administrative Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information, see the Financial Aid and Scholarships webpage.


Application Process

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

This study abroad program also requires completion of a secondary application specific to the Goethe Institute. For information on applying with Goethe, please see the application and registration section on the Goethe Institute site.

See Application FAQs for additional information about applications.

See Withdrawals for information about program withdrawal policies.


Program Evaluations

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences.

To see past students' evaluations for the Goethe Institute German Language Program, click on the links below.

Goethe Institute-Berlin.pdf
Goethe Institute-Dusseldorf.pdf
Goethe Institute-Munich.pdf

Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email