Application Procedures and Selection Process

Students seeking admission to any study abroad program in Germany must submit a blue application form and accompanying essay to the Center for Global Education by the published deadline in order to be considered. A separate application and essay is required for each program. Those who are applying for Blocker Fellowships must also submit a Julius G. Blocker ’53 Endowed Fund application and accompanying essay by the published deadline to be considered for an award. (NOTE: This is a separate application and essay from those submitted for admission to a particular program. Only one Blocker application and essay is required regardless of how many programs you have applied to.) For Fall 2016 programs the deadline for all applications is Friday, October 9, 2015. For Spring 2017 programs the deadline for all applications is Friday, March 4, 2016.

A committee comprised of representatives from the German Area Studies program, the Center for Global Education, and the Committee on Global Education will review applications and select recipients. The committee will consider applicants’ academic and social records, an essay outlining interest in Germany and proposed cultural project, and letters of recommendation. Please note that while prior study of German language is not required at the time of application, a demonstrated interest in German language and culture is helpful. For further information visit the Center for Global Education (3rd floor Trinity Hall) or contact Professor Eric Klaus in the German Area Studies program (Smith Hall).

Julius G. Blocker '53 Endowed Fund Applicaton


Submit your applicaton and accompanying essay by Friday, October 9, 2015 for Fall 2016 progrmas and by Friday, March 4, 2016 for Spring 2017 programs.

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Program Options

  • University of Tuebingen
  • University of Koblenz-Landau
  • University of Bremen
  • University of Leipzig
  • Lexia International Berlin
  • IES Berlin


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