Eichstätt, Germany

The Catholic University Eichstätt (CUE) is the one and only Roman Catholic university in the German-speaking world. Compared to other German universities it is a rather small institution, with approximately 4,800 students; nevertheless it is the biggest private university in Germany. The school compares to Canisius, both in size and mission. Founded in 1980 by the current pope Benedict XVI, the Catholic University frequently has been rated "best university in Germany" by students, faculty, and independent reviews.

The CUE is lauded both for its academic quality and its excellent student-teacher ratio. The campus is settled in a quaint section of Eichstätt and most courses are taught in a former 18th century palace, overlooking a vast residential park - a pleasant atmosphere for learning!

City, Country

Eichstätt, Germany

Language of Instruction

German & English

Subjects of Study

Humanities, Economics, and Education

Eligibility & Admission

3 semesters of college level study

Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

One language and one non-language professor recommendation.

Semester Available

Spring & Full Year

Credits Earned/Term


Application Deadline

Fall semester - February 2, 2015

Spring semester - March 2, 2015

Program Dates

Fall Semester 2015
Depart USA: Approx. September 8, 2015
Intensive German Program: Approx. September 15 - October 2, 2015
Semester Dates: Approx. October 6, 2015 – January 21, 2016

Spring Semester 2016
Depart USA: Approx.March 14, 2016
Intensive German Program: Approx. March 23 - April 11, 2016
Semester Dates: Approx. April 13 – July 18, 2016

Program Costs

Fees (to be paid to Canisius):

Canisius tuition, study abroad fee ($500), and mandatory health insurance (approx. $45/month).

Costs paid directly by the student include living accommodations estimated between 1000-1500 euros (approx. $1,400-$2100) plus a damage fee in a private residence hall for dormitory style rooms or apartment style housing. The semester welfare fee is approx. 44.50 euros (approx. $65) for campus services. The cost of the two-week Intensive German Program is approx.195 euros ($275) if students register by December 1, 2013 for the Spring semester. Overseas transportation, meals, and miscellaneous expenses are also additional.

Currency conversion is estimated at 1 euro = $1.40

Program cost subject to currency fluctuation

Program Highlights

Optional pre-semester intensive German program.


Student apartments

Travel Information

Assistance with flight through travel agent

Host Website

University of Eichstaett