About the California State University/Baden-Württemberg Student Exchange Program

The California State University / Baden-Württemberg Student Exchange Program is based on an agreement between the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg and the California State University System. This arrangement allows students from a wide range of academic backgrounds and disciplines to learn the German language in Germany, experience living in a new culture and pursue courses in their major area of study.

Through this program, California students are able to enroll in courses at one of the 21 participating Baden-Württemberg institutions. Most CSU majors are offered, including international relations, international business, political science, education studies, engineering, graphic design, as well as, art, liberal studies, linguistics and literature.

The CSU office is located in the Department of International Affairs of the University of Tübingen. Local staff provides academic support, including academic advisement, student services support, integration into student and social life, and cultural orientation in Germany.

CSU Applicants:

Bewerberinnen und Bewerber aus Baden-Württemberg:

History of the CSU International Program in Germany

The California State University (CSU) International Program in Germany began in 1974, when the Universität Heidelberg hosted approximately 25 CSU students.

In 1992 an official "Agreement for Academic Cooperation" was signed between the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg and the Chancellor of the California State University System. The program then expanded to include all of the Baden-Württemberg institutions and subsequently moved its program office to the Universität Tübingen, where it still resides today. The Tübingen office works closely together with the CSU International Programs Office in Long Beach California to insure a successful academic exchange.

Today the Tübingen office facilitates a year-long academic exchange of approximately 60-70 students. The program offers CSU students a unique chance to learn German in Germany at one of the 21 participating institutions of higher education within Baden-Württemberg. In exchange, German students have the opportunity to study at one of the 23 California State University campuses.