Study in Konstanz, Germany

Travel and widen your horizons through an excellent exchange program. Learn to speak German and immerse yourself in German culture by studying overseas. Students receive WPI credit for attending courses in the exchange program. Fulfill your Humanities and Arts requirement through a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The HTWG (Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Gestaltung) or University of Applied Sciences Konstanz is located in historic Konstanz, in the southwest corner of Germany on beautiful Lake Constance and steps away from Switzerland.

Students in the program can study in D and E term (summer semester) for the price of one WPI term.


  • 18 or older
  • Minimum of 3 terms of German or the equivalent
  • B or above in your German courses

*Acceptance is competitive


  • Attend the Global Fair in September
  • Submit the application form on the IGSD website
  • Interview with program advisors
  • If accepted, fill out travel forms; non-US citizens apply for a visa with the German Consulate General in Boston and set up a blocked account with Deutsche Bank ASAP
  • Attend IGSD information sessions
  • Book a flight (include time for orientation in Konstanz)
  • Send itinerary to IGSD and HTWG
  • Jan. 15 is the last day to change your mind


  • Cost will vary depending on the amount of travel within Europe
  • Fixed costs include dorm, health insurance, and a refundable housing deposit
  • Total estimated costs are between $5,000 - 7,000


  • Deutschkurs (in German, taken by most WPI students)
  • This is Germany (in English)
  • Germany within Europe (in English)
  • Allgemeindeutsch (in German)
  • Fachdeutsch (in German)
  • Intercultural Management (in English)
  • Courses within your major (discuss the process of transferring credit with your WPI advisory)


  • A week of orientation organized by the International Student Office
  • Helping hands (German students who will assist you)
  • Other international students
  • Closed shops on Sundays and holidays
  • Different forms of mobility: walking, cycling, and taking public transportation

Study in Konstanz, Germany

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Professor Ulrike Brisson
Assistant Teaching Professor of German Studies
Office: Salisbury Laboratories, 333
Phone: +1-508-831-5742  

Interdisciplinary & Global Studies Division
Phone: +1-508-831-5547