Program Costs and Financial Aid

UConn Students

Tuition

The BW-Germany Exchange is a reciprocal exchange program. You will pay your home university tuition and fees (as well as Study Abroad Fee if applicable) and then trade places with a student from Baden-Württemberg.

Fees

There is a one time $650 BW-Germany Exchange program fee. Once you are accepted, we will send a bill to your home address.

When arriving in Germany, Connecticut students must pay a student registration fee which is approximately €75 per semester.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is mandatory for all student participants. The German health insurance costs approximately €75 per month. Students in the past have used AOK (Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse), which is one of Germany’s biggest and most reliable insurance companies.

If you are over the age of 30, please look into this option: www.auslandsversicherung.de.  AOK does NOT provide health insurance for students over 30.

Note:  Your German health insurance will only go into effect at the start of the semester: October 1st for fall semester, or April 1st if you are participating during your spring semester.

Room and Board

Each student assumes financial responsibility for his or her rent and personal expenses while studying abroad.

As a Baden-Württemberg participant, you will live in a student dormitory. Your dorm room reservation will be made by the International Office of your host university. German dorms have only single occupancy rooms and are equipped with shared kitchen facilities. There is usually a mixture of  German and other international students. The cost of dorm rooms varies depending on size, age and location. The average cost of a dorm room is €275 per month.

There are no meal plans. Inexpensive meals are available at university cafeterias. Students tend to prepare their own meals in their dormitory kitchens as well as enjoy the local cuisine in a restaurant or café.

Most students report they can live quite well within a budget of €780 per month. This includes rent, health insurance, food, transportation, books and travel. Spending money varies from student to student.

Transportation

Most students purchase a Student Semester Ticket to commute throughout their city.  Some prefer to purchase a bicycle.

Financial Aid

Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking on “More Information and To Apply.”

Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study

Scholarships

UConn offers a number of scholarship opportunities. Visit this page to research scholarships.

In addition, the Parliament of Baden-Württemberg offers scholarships available for most Connecticut students. Please check your university’s application to see if you are eligible. The maximum scholarship is €400 per month for ten months. Scholarships range from €2,000 to €4,000 for participants who commit to a full year of study and half that amount for those going abroad for one semester.
 

Fees

There is a one time $250 BW-Germany Exchange program fee. Once you are accepted, we will send a bill to your home address. UConn students will also be charged a $475 Study Abroad Fee.

When arriving in Germany, Connecticut students must pay a student registration fee which is approximately €75 per semester.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is mandatory for all student participants. The German health insurance costs approximately €75 per month. Students in the past have used AOK (Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse), which is one of Germany’s biggest and most reliable insurance companies.

If you are over the age of 30, please look into this option: www.auslandsversicherung.de.  AOK does NOT provide health insurance for students over 30.

Note:  Your German health insurance will only go into effect at the start of the semester: October 1st for fall semester, or April 1st if you are participating during your spring semester.

Room and Board

Each student assumes financial responsibility for his or her rent and personal expenses while studying abroad.

As a Baden-Württemberg participant, you will live in a student dormitory. Your dorm room reservation will be made by the International Office of your host university. German dorms have only single occupancy rooms and are equipped with shared kitchen facilities. There is usually a mixture of  German and other international students. The cost of dorm rooms varies depending on size, age and location. The average cost of a dorm room is €275 per month.

There are no meal plans. Inexpensive meals are available at university cafeterias. Students tend to prepare their own meals in their dormitory kitchens as well as enjoy the local cuisine in a restaurant or café.

Most students report they can live quite well within a budget of €780 per month. This includes rent, health insurance, food, transportation, books and travel. Spending money varies from student to student.

Transportation

Most students purchase a Student Semester Ticket to commute throughout their city.  Some prefer to purchase a bicycle.

Financial Aid

Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the University of Freiburg. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking on “More Information and To Apply.”

Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

Scholarships

UConn offers a number of scholarship opportunities. Visit this page to research scholarships.

In addition, the Parliament of Baden-Württemberg offers scholarships available for most Connecticut students. Please check your university’s application to see if you are eligible. The maximum scholarship is €400 per month for ten months. Scholarships range from €2,000 to €4,000 for participants who commit to a full year of study and half that amount for those going abroad for one semester.