UConn Students


The Baden-Wuerttemberg - Connecticut 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-Wuerttemberg.


There is a one-time $650 Baden-Wuerttemberg - Connecticut Exchange fee. Once you are accepted by the German host university, please go back into your UConn online application and pay the fee via PayPal.

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 between €60 and €80 per month. Prior to the start of the semester, you can choose from a number of public health insurance providers which offer similar benefits at a comparable monthly rate.

If you are over the age of 30, please look into this option: ERGO.  Public health insurances do NOT provide service 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. Until then, you will be covered by the American insurance that your home institution provides.

Room and Board

Each student assumes financial responsibility for his or her rent and personal expenses while studying abroad. As a  participant in the Baden-Wuerttemberg-Connecticut Exchange, 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 which you will share with German and other international students. The cost of dorm rooms varies depending on size, age and location. The average cost of a dorm room ranges between
€275 and €350 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 and depends on personal spending habits.


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 or reduce 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


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

In addition, the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts in Stuttgart offers scholarships available for most Connecticut students. Please ask the coordinator of the Baden-Wuerttemberg - Connecticut Exchange at the University of Connecticut for details. 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.



UConn students will be charged a $475 Study Abroad Fee and pay a program fee (including accommodation as well as health insurance and local transportation) directly to the German host institution.
Please consult the Baden-Wuerttemberg - Connecticut Exchange coordinator for details.

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 your German host university. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking on “More Information and To Apply.”

Financial Aid

Financial aid for summer programs is very limited. For further information, please contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services directly.


UConn offers a limited number of scholarship opportunities for summer programs. Please visit this page to research scholarships.